Derbyshire 345 (Madsen 172 not)
Leicestershire 304-8 (Cosgrove 102, Footitt 4-49)
Derbyshire lead by 41 runs
There is a good old game going on at Leicester, where in the old days a battle for first innings lead points would have been tense tomorrow.
Any lead will be useful but we could do with knocking over nine, ten, jack as soon as possible then making a decent fist of our second innings. We made a respectable score, but Wayne Madsen got half of them and we need more contributions. I still think we can win this game, but Mark Cosgrove was again a thorn in our side today, as he was a time or two in his Glamorgan days.
Few would look at the Australian and confuse him with an athlete, but in this country at least he has scored his weight (sorry) in runs and regularly racks up round about a thousand.
Mark Footitt again took wickets and was well supported by Tony Palladino, but the rest of the attack had a somewhat anaemic day and perhaps allowed our hosts to get closer than they should have to our score, even allowing for more favourable batting conditions. Mark was twice warned for running on the wicket but still produced the goods and is now a very special bowler.
We'll see what happens tomorrow and hopefully it will all be set up nicely for a good final day.