Fine centuries by Martin Guptill and Wayne Madsen today put Derbyshire in complete control of their game against Glamorgan at the County Ground. Guptill eventually perished for 132 but the skipper stayed to the close, ending on an unbeaten 122.
A lead of 99 with two days left is useful and with good batting to come Derbyshire will hope to push that lead to around 200 tomorrow and allow plenty of time to bowl out the visitors a second time.
Although Dan Redfern and Ross Whiteley went cheaply later in the day, David Wainwright kept Madsen company to the close and offered promise of more to come in the morning.
With Yorkshire currently struggling against Hampshire, this has been an excellent two days for us, though eventual success will depend on decent fortune from the weather.
A good first session tomorrow, followed by getting the visitors back in during the afternoon, will be the tactics I'm sure, though Derbyshire will have to work for their second innings wickets without the injured Mark Footitt.
Still, its all very encouraging and long may it continue...