As I get ready to go out in a little while, only two results are possible at Derby on a wicket that appears to have no demons.
Either it will be a draw, with Derbyshire batting out the last afternoon when our visitors have posted 600, or we will collapse in a fashion we have seen too often over the years.
I don't think it will be the latter, because there is barely a ball passed the bat since the first hour and a half. Poynter and Richardson have batted superbly, but there has been nothing for the Derbyshire bowlers.
Realistically, if we want to win many more matches at home this season, we need more in the wickets for bowlers. Signing top seam bowlers and giving them wickets like this is like recruiting Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck for your new band and not bringing amplifiers.
Postscript - We shouldn't lose this, as since I posted last night Durham's innings ended only 93 ahead.
In the absence of a front line spinner, and unless Aiden Markram turns into Simon Harmer overnight or we bat poorly, the last day should be largely batting practice for Derbyshire.
I stand by my comments of last night that the wickets need to offer more to bowlers for us to win many home four-day matches. Look around the country and most matches have finished inside three days. From a viewing perspective that is a day lost, but positive results have been achieved.
I accept there's a fine line between one that ends after tea on the final day, and one that is simply too good for batting. And for me, there is still a large area of concern over the number of extras we are conceding. Forty-two again yesterday, with 24 byes, which could have been a lot worse bar for some athletic wicket-keeping from some frankly awful balls.
If those lines extend to one-day cricket, we haven't a prayer.
More from me at my earliest opportunity.