Notts 264-8 lead Worcs by 214 runs
It was a morning to enjoy for the cricket purist at Trent Bridge, as the top two teams in Division Two struggled for supremacy.
At lunch on the third day, league leaders Nottinghamshire are 264 for eight in their second innings, an advantage of 214 over Worcestershire, their closest rivals.
Chris Read is undefeated on 38 at the interval, having put on an unbroken 55 for the ninth wicket with Jake Ball.
Resuming on 138 for five at the start of the day, the home side were rocked with the loss of Jake Libby in the fourth over of the day. The opener had battled through 122 deliveries in making 44, before being bowled by Ed Barnard.
Joe Leach then took his fourth and fifth wickets of the innings, having Brendan Taylor caught behind for 18, before pinning Brett Hutton lbw for 32.
The ground stood to applaud Read out to the middle for his final first class innings and the Worcestershire side joined in by forming a guard of honour for the Nottinghamshire captain.
Read provided some timely reminders of why he will be missed, with a flurry of scampered singles, interspersed with a succession of flowing drives and a pulled six off Josh Tongue.
Ball provided solid support for his captain, helping Read put on 50 from just 57 balls.