Derbyshire 427 and 279-9 (Slater 42, Critchley 40, Smit 34)
Following this on my desktop scoreboard at work, there were times when a disappointing defeat seemed quite likely for Derbyshire today.
Four down by lunch left a lot for the tail to handle, and though Matt Critchley and Billy Godleman steadied the boat, at 185-6 and both of them gone we were only 92 on and there was plenty of time to go.
Enter Daryn Smit and he Tony Palladino started a tail end resistance that ended with the latter, accompanied by Ravi Rampaul, adding a further 37 unbroken runs for the last wicket, which rendered the time/runs balance impossible from the visitors perspective.
Fair play to Mark Wood, who seemed to cause a lot of trouble, and also to the spirit shown by those tail enders in getting a draw that would not have been ours in other seasons.
Yet it also highlighted that we have work to do when the four day game recommences.
More from me on this, and the RLODC, in coming days.
Still, we are fourth in the table after four games, some way removed from propping up the table as many predicted.
And we move on from this.