Read hit the landmark milestone as Notts reduced Leicestershire to 251 all out on the opening day of their fixture at Grace Road.
Read said: “I was very happy with the catch [the 1,000th of his first class career]: it’s always a bit tough when they get a bottom edge, and I didn’t think it was going to carry, but it sort of kept coming at me and I managed to hang on.
“There was cloud cover early, though it looked a really good pitch, and we thought we could put them under pressure early on. I think we’d have taken 251 beforehand, though we got ourselves into a really good position early: the ball seemed to go a bit soft and they put up some stiff resistance lower down the order.
“I can see James [Pattinson] getting a fair few wickets for us – he bowls full, he swings it and he bowls a really lively pace.”
Notts closed day one on 47/1.