Warwickshire enter the crucial period in their summer with confidence high and belief restored.
The team face back-to-back County Championship games followed by a Cheltenham and Gloucester Trophy semifinal in an 11-day period that will define their season.
Win all three games and the prospect of a double will start to look genuine. But lose all three and the season will soon degenerate into a desperate relegation battle.
Much will depend on which Warwickshire side turns up at Colwyn Bay today to face Glamorgan; the out-of-form version on display on the first two days at Lord's; or the supremely positive worldbeaters who suddenly appeared in the second half of the game.
Bearing in mind that Warwickshire are still down to the bare bones, it might be wise not to expect too much. That they keep the same side for today's game means little; there are barely more than 12 fit players available at present.
The formbook certainly favours Warwickshire. Glamorgan's record is dire: they have lost ten of their 11 Championship games and long ago accepted the inevitability of relegation. They decided there was little point replacing their injured overseas player - Matthew Elliott - but are at least strengthened by the return of England's one- day allrounder Alex Wharf, as well as Darren Thomas and Andrew Davies.
It will be significant if Warwickshire can wrap up victory within three days. Their game against high-flying Nottinghamshire begins on Sunday, and tiredness could become a real issue.
The dramatic win over Middlesex at Lord's should not mask the side's frailties, however. The batting is still brittle, while the lack of a specialist spinner could be harmful on a Colwyn Bay track expected to offer little assistance to the seamers.
Yet Warwickshire were wonderfully impressive for periods at Lord's, leading the captain, Nick Knight, to foster suggestions that his team could still retain their Championship trophy.
"These are massive games," said Knight, captaining for the first time since announcing his decision to step down at the end of the season. "If we win them both, then we do still have a chance of winning the Championship.
"The team will take a lot of confidence and momentum out of that game. Now we need to stay focused and fit going into these games. It's the first time in my career I've played back-to-back games and it does present a new challenge."
Dougie Brown agreed, insisting that it was too early to start reflecting on Knight's legacy as captain.
"There's a lot of important cricket to be played over the next few weeks," he said. "Whatever happens will, to some extent, colour his legacy.
"Before the Middlesex games we were all aware that relegation could be a danger. But now we are back in the Championship race.
"The table is so tight that anything could happen.
"But Nick has already led us to a Championship, and it doesn't get much better than that. He's taken the club on to another level. He has made everything more professional.
"I think Nick took on the role with the view that two or three senior players were coming to the end of their careers. Me and him for a start. He didn't want to leave the club with an enormous hole to fill in a couple of years so he has tried to help the younger players develop.
"His partnership with John Inverarity has been crucial and I think they'll be remembered as a great partnership."
Brown dismisses the suggestion that he might be a suitable replacement to Knight.
"The club should be looking to the future," he says. "I'm coming to the end of my career and it really needs someone younger to take over now. Maybe if there was a scenario where the club felt that they wanted someone to do a holding role, perhaps for a season, while a younger player gained a bit of experience, I could help out, but I don't really see that happening."
Meanwhile, Michael Powell has travelled with the Bears squad and has an outside chance of playing in the game against Nottinghamshire.
Jimmy Anyon will also travel to Wales, mainly as cover for Brown who felt some soreness in his hamstring over the weekend. But if all the bowlers are fit - as expected - Anyon will reroute to Dunstall where the Second XI begin a game against Derbyshire. Naqaash Tahir is still some way from a first team return.
Glamorgan (from): D Cherry, + M Wallace, D Hemp, J Hughes, M Powell, M O'Shea, * R Croft, A Wharf, D Harrison, D Thomas, A Davies, D Cosker.
Warwickshire: * N Knight, I Westwood, J Trott, J Troughton, A Loudon, D Brown, + T Frost , L Parker, N Carter, D Pretorius, M Ntini. 12th man: J Anyon.