Once again you cannot argue with the professionalism in Derbyshire's cricket today at the County Ground.
Having lost their fastest bowler in Mark Footitt early in the day, Tim Groenewald bowled a brilliant spell in taking 3-34 in 22 overs, while fine support came once again from Jonathan Clare. Meanwhile Ross Whiteley bowled a long and rewarded spell, claiming the big wickets of Rees and Allenby. Those who prematurely write off the talented Whiteley as a bowler should bear in mind that even now he has only bowled 160 first class overs...
You could have put money on Marcus North getting a few today, but after David Wainwright got him out the Welsh side capitulated to an all out total of 236 with which Derbyshire will be well satisfied.
The final session saw a potentially awkward spell for Martin Guptill and Paul Borrington to face, but they saw it through to the close at 22-0.
A good solid day of batting tomorrow, with a lead sometime in the late afternoon or evening session, will be exactly what we're looking for. Here's hoping that the weather holds fair and our batsmen are in fine fettle.
In short, a very good start to the match. So lets push on from here lads.