County Championship: Nottinghamshire seamers hit back before rain
Derbyshire were reduced from 245-2 to 306-6 on a rain-shortened day two against Nottinghamshire.
Last Updated: 14/06/13 4:27pm
With Andre Adams removing both Wayne Madsen and Shivnarine Chanderpaul during a rain-interrupted morning session, the visitors slumped from their overnight position of 245-2 to reach 306-6 before heavy showers brought a premature close.
Despite a heftier workload for the likes of Luke Fletcher and Harry Gurney this season, the Nottinghamshire attack had severely missed Adams during his enforced eight week lay-off, resulting from a calf injury sustained when the two sides met at Derby in April.
The New Zealander, 38 next month, had appeared fit and well on the first day of the match but only had the one wicket to show for his efforts.
That soon became three as he blew away Derbyshire's two best batsmen after the first of two morning stoppages.
Madsen, 74, was beaten by a textbook delivery that nipped back and thudded into his pads - the wicket ending a stand of 165 with Chanderpaul.
Then the West Indies left-hander, who had batted freely on the opening day but had been unable to find the same fluency on his return to the crease, chopped on to his stumps to fall for 87.
Gurney was a little wild at the start of the day as he leaked four no-balls and then four byes - both deliveries unstoppable, even by the excellence of Chris Read.
Finding his range, the left-arm quick bowler induced Wes Durston into playing on and then had 21-year old Ben Slater chipping low to Paul Franks at mid on.
The last three wickets had fallen inside fourteen deliveries but torrential thunderstorms prevented Notts from making any further inroads.
Gurney ended the day with 3-74 and Adams 3-57.