Shivnarine Chanderpaul's cool head saw Derbyshire to a six wicket LV=County Championship Division Two win over Gloucestershire after a see-saw contest at Cheltenham.
The experienced West Indian was unbeaten on 52 as his side reached their last-day target of 204 to win on a pitch that offered some assistance to the bowlers throughout.
Gloucestershire had been bowled out for 219 in their second innings from an overnight position of 137-5. Hamish Marshall was the last man out for 71 as left-arm spinner David Wainwright claimed three wickets.
It looked a testing enough target for Derbyshire with the wicket showing signs of wear, but Billy Godleman (54) and Ben Slater (27) eased any nerves with an opening stand of 81.
But when both fell in quick succession, the outcome was still in doubt. Slater was brilliantly caught one-handed to his left by Michael Klinger at slip off Tom Smith and Godleman followed in the next over, caught behind at the second attempt by Adam Rouse off Jack Taylor.
But Derbyshire skipper Wayne Madsen helped steady things for his side with a solid 35. Along with Chanderpaul, the pair took few risks in a stand of 52, which was ended when Madsen fell lbw playing across a ball from Liam Norwell.
Wes Durston, who had looked in prime form in the first innings, then played aggressively to notch 27 off 19 balls, including five fours, which took Derbyshire close to victory.
After he fell, caught by Klinger off Smith, Chanderpaul felt at ease to abandon his watchful approach and launched sixes off Smith and Taylor, the second one ending the game and bringing him his half-century off 80 balls.
Derbyshire took 22 points to Gloucestershire's four from the game that provided some compelling entertainment for a Festival crowd, who basked in unbroken last-day sunshine.