Nottinghamshire had reached 223-4 from 64 overs at tea with Duckett unbeaten on 101 as Michael Hogan and James Weighell resumed the bowling. Duckett cover drove Hogan whilst Mullaney slashed Weighell behind point for four before pulling him for six to bring up the century stand. Duckett then square-cut Weighell to the short boundary in front of the Fox Road Stand. But with the total on 258, Mullaney miscued a drive into the hands of Sam Northeast at short extra cover.
Tom Moores made his way to the middle as Marnus Labuschagne returned to the attack and, as before tea, delivered a spell of seam-up rather than wrist spin and with his fifth delivery found the edge of Moores’ bat with Chris Cooke completing a regulation catch behind the stumps. Liam Patterson-White joined Duckett but his stay was only a brief one as in his next over Hogan dismissed him l.b.w.
264-7 then became 270-8 as Duckett tamely spooned a ball back into the hands of Labuschagne, much to the Australian’s glee. Glamorgan then took the new ball as Neser and van der Gugten returned to the fray. Brett Hutton cover drove Neser for four but then had his stumps re-arranged by the Australian as Dane Paterson, the Notts number eleven made his way to the middle as the Trent Bridge floodlights came on. James Pattinson responded by flaying a pair of boundaries against van der Gugten, but after bringing up the 300 and securing another batting point, he repeated the stroke against Neser, but preceded to sky the ball back to the bowler.
With Notts having made 302, Glamorgan had five overs to face as David Lloyd and Andrew Salter began the Welsh county’s reply against Pattinson and Hutton. The assertive Lloyd cover-drove both bowlers before Salter nurdled Pattinson to third man followed by a square-drive.
Nottinghamshire began the afternoon session on 108-2 with Michael Hogan and Timm van der Gugten resuming the bowling to Joe Clarke and Ben Duckett. Clarke on-drove the Dutchman for four before Duckett clipped Hogan to mid-wicket for four. However, van der Gugten saw Glamorgan secure their first bowling point as Clarke played a ball onto his stumps with Notts on 136-3.
Joey Evison joined Duckett as James Weighell had his second spell with Duckett pulling Weighell for four en route to a 104-ball fifty. But van der Gugten made a further incision as Evison departed l.b.w. with Steven Mullaney making his way to the middle. Duckett responded by unfurling a pair of flowing cover drives before Mullaney greeted the return of Neser to the attack by square-driving the Australian for a pair of boundaries before pulling him for four.
Shortly before tea, Andrew Salter had a spell at the Pavilion End and was swept for four by Duckett, who then pulled Lloyd for four to square-leg before Mullaney lofted Salter for four to wide long-on. In the final over before tea, Duckett reached his hundred, from 169 balls, by sweeping the off-spinner for a single.
Glamorgan made two changes to their line-up from the team which drew last week against Durham at Sophia Gardens with Marnus Labuschagne and Michael Neser replacing Colin Ingram and James Harris. With the pitch being verdant, it was no surprise that Glamorgan opted to bowl first with Michael Neser opening the bowling in tandem with Michael Hogan. Ben Slater punched the latter off the back foot through backward point for the day’s first boundary before Haseeb Hameed off-drove and on-drove successive balls from Neser. Slater also cover drove Hogan for four but in Neser’s fourth over he edged to second slip where Sam Northeast completed a waist-high catch.
26-1 saw Ben Duckett join Hameed who on-drove Hogan for another boundary before James Weighell and Timm van der Gugten bowled in tandem. Duckett cover-drove the latter before Hameed off-drove him in the second over followed by a cover-drive in the third. But in the 18th over, Duckett on-drove Weighell with the bowler, in his follow through, sticking out a boot to stop the ball. However, he deflected it onto the stumps with Hameed, who was following-up, stranded out of his ground with the umpire upholding the appeal for run out.
Joe Clarke made his way to the middle with the total on 69-2, with Duckett cover-driving Weighell prior to Clarke repeating the stoke against van der Gugten before firmly clipping David Lloyd’s first delivery to the boards at mid-wicket and the sixth over the boards for the day’s first maximum. Neser returned for a second spell before lunch and nearly caught and bowled Clarke. The Notts batter celebrated his good fortune by driving the Australian through extra-cover as the 100 came up in the 25th over.
Duckett also square-cut Lloyd before nearly being caught at second slip attempting to repeat the stroke.