The last day turned, not into a run chase but into an accumulation of maximum batting points by Derbyshire, a job they accomplished thanks to perhaps the best numbers ten and eleven in the Second Division. Who knows how valuable that 44-run partnership between Tim Groenewald and Tony Palladino might be come the end of the season?
Five batting points presumably came around because the captains could not agree on a suitable total for a run chase. That being the case, they did all that they needed to do, primarily thanks to beautiful centuries from Wes Durston and Daniel Redfern. Both are in prime form right now and there is real depth to our batting.
Hearty congratulations tonight to Yorkshire, who pulled off an amazing run chase to beat Gloucestershire, scoring 400 in the final innings to do so. I'm not happy to eat my words, but will admit to being wrong, having overlooked what is, after all, a pretty mediocre Gloucestershire attack.
Still top of the league, though the Yorkies have now drawn level on points. There will be extra spice to those fixtures this year, that's for sure!
Tomorrow is a CB40 against Warwickshire - more later, or tomorrow morning