Worcs 84-4 v Notts 193
Nottinghamshire fought hard to retain their unbeaten start to the Specsavers County Championship season on the second morning of their Division Two tussle against their nearest challengers, Worcestershire.
The home county lost their final first innings wicket on 193, before bouncing back to reduce their guests to 84 for four at lunch, with George Rhodes unbeaten on 32.
Resuming his innings on nought, with his team on 188 for nine, Jake Ball was dismissed for just five to the ninth ball of the day, edging Joe Leach to first slip.
Leach finished with three for 47, with Ed Barnard taking four for 71.
Rhodes and Daryl Mitchell added 38 for the first wicket for the visitors, a stand broken by Brett Hutton.
Mitchell, on 23, pushed at the all-rounder and nicked behind to Chris Read. From a position of some promise, Worcestershire then slid to 56 for four, with Steven Mullaney removing Tom Fell and Joe Clarke with successive deliveries, before Hutton had Brett D’Oliveira caught at third slip.
Ravi Ashwin signalled his intentions by hitting his second scoring shot over the extra cover ropes for six, leaving Mullaney with figures of two for twelve from eight testing overs.