Logic suggests that sometime tomorrow Derbyshire will go down to a first Championship defeat of the summer, but there's maybe still another twist in what has been an absorbing game of cricket.
If Derbyshire could somehow scramble another 150 runs from those last five wickets, Gloucestershire will remember all too clearly their collapse in the momentous game of 2010. You never can tell at cricket and this team doesn't seem to have the propensity of others of recent vintage to collapse like a pack of cards.
Tomorrow would be an excellent day for David Wainwright to rediscover his best batting form and with Daniel Redfern established and batsmen of ability to come, 150 more is not beyond our compass.
The Derbyshire seamers again bowled well but were effectively held up by another fine knock by Alex Gidman, who with his brother Will has dominated this game. Alex Gidman is a fine player and has been for a number of years - were it not for his efforts this would be a very even game.
There were worthy efforts from Guptill and Madsen, but if Derbyshire are to salvage anything from this game Daniel Redfern needs to match the innings of Gidman and some of the lower order need to come to the party. It was a shame to see Matt Lineker fail for the second time in the game, but we cannot be too harsh on a player with little senior experience who is making his way in the county game.
So an improved effort from Derbyshire today, but we will need a stirring effort tomorrow to prevent us losing this one. There is little substantially wrong with the wicket and we will need a major effort to pull this one from the fire.
I hope I'm proved wrong, but I think the unbeaten record is gone here.