Tomorrow will, undoubtedly, be our toughest test of the season so far. Warwickshire second in division one of the Championship and second in our group, play Derbyshire, top of division two and top of the CB40. If this was a film, they would call it Clash of the Titans, featuring Derbyshire....be still, my beating heart.
There's no Ian Bell in Warwickshire's team tomorrow, which is good news, though the Bears have been in such good form this year that they have plenty of options. There's no news on their side yet, but with players of the quality of Darren Maddy, Chris Woakes and, on this year's form, Rikki Clarke available, we will need to be at our very best to maintain our unbeaten record.
Our side? The batting is likely to be the same that did very well last week against the Unicorns, with Chesney Hughes replacing Paul Borrington. The bowling may also stay as was last week, but Mark Footitt and Tony Palladino will be pressing to replace Mark Turner.
Finally tonight, I still find it disappointing that there are calls for a player to be dropped - you all know who I mean. There is a comment on the Forum tonight that the person concerned will "never be a player" which is a silly thing to say. He might be a lot better off if people got off his back, while calls for others to replace him would be the more valid if the players concerned were themselves in form with the bat.
There may well be a powerful argument for Chesney Hughes to come in sometime soon, but first he needs to get some runs under his belt.
Tomorrow would be a very good time to start.
Come on boys - let's take the game to them!