Lee Goddard is apparently at Derby this afternoon and will shortly be announced as Derbyshire's new wicket-keeper, replacing James Pipe.
The talented Durham wicket keeper batsman will be a good first signing by John Morris as he reshapes his squad.
Meanwhile, on the pitch Derbyshire have extended their score to 474 and have Essex 94-2 at tea. Graham Wagg bowled very well at the start of the innings and removed Maunders and Cook, but since then we've had to work hard. Jon Clare and Garry Park looked awkward before tea, but we'll have to work hard to get a win. The ball is still darting around and if we can make further inroads after tea, it will be a good game.