Strange morning session today.
It followed a similar pattern to yesterday, when wickets fell at regular intervals. In the various permutations for the game today, losing the skipper and Wavell in the first 15 minutes was not one discussed. When Smith and Klokker also fell to leave us 209-6 we could have been facing a sizeable first innings deficit.
Enter Messrs Wagg and Redfern, who added 106 for the seventh wicket in a stand of vital importance. Wagg has been short of runs this year and we could do with the remaining batsmen pushing the total into a lead this afternoon.
Either way, the game is intriguingly poised and a positive result is very much on at this stage.