There was one thing I forgot in my summation of yesterday and the prospects of today's cricket. That was that Wayne White has made a habit of coming back to Derbyshire and proving the decision to release him was premature and more than a little silly.
White is now a good county cricketer with bat and ball and often saves his best for Derbyshire. Today was no exception as our innings never got going and we avoided the follow on only because of Tony Palladino's heroics at the end. With Martin Guptill's injury forcing him to bat in the middle order, Derbyshire's order battled but never got on top of a keen but not especially dangerous attack. Full credit to them though, for persistence and working their way through a side that has thus far been on fire.
Not in this game though. Whether it is over-confidence or unconscious relaxation I don't know, but we will have to do much better tomorrow to get a draw from this game.
A win is not impossible, but occasional showers and today's batting leaves much to be done for that to be attained.
We'll see what happens tomorrow. Irrespective of the bowling or the conditions, we should still be a good enough side to get out of this one with a draw.
Don't prove me wrong lads...