Last night I said that I couldn't comment on a game until I saw how the second innings had gone, but once I'd seen Leicestershire's reply to our innings I'd tell you how it was looking.
The answer is, sadly, down a barrel.
Unless we take quick wickets tomorrow we could be facing a first innings deficit of 200 and a battle on the last day against Claude Henderson, who I currently rate the best slow left armer on the county circuit. Will Jefferson made a fine century, something that none of our batsmen managed and we need to show all of our battling qualities tomorrow to keep in the match.
I'm not sure what's happened. By most accounts the wicket was playing a lot of tricks and batting would continue to be tricky. Yet at 201-2 and counting, Leicestershire are currently ahead of the game and must fancy their position tonight. There was a steady spell by Azeem Rafiq and an unsuccesful shout for a caught and bowled from Jefferson, but apart from that the home side seemed largely untroubled through the afternoon.
Earlier Dan Redfern and Luke Sutton did well, but the tail fell away and we were short of what seemed possible in a somewhat lacklustre day.
Here's hoping for better tomorrow.