Another day, another game for Derbyshire today and a chance to get our own back on Warwickshire, who inflicted our biggest defeat of the season so far on us.
The teams have yet to be announced, but there may be first starts for Ally Evans, Tom Knight and Peter Burgoyne as Derbyshire look to rest key personnel ahead of tomorrow's game at Leicester. Evans has done well for Scotland so far, while Knight also appears to be bowling well and looks considerably fitter than last summer.
A win would be a good tonic for us, but I don't see this match as crucial to our season, as our focus has to be the County Championship. We don't have a big enough or old enough squad to sustain a challenge across all tournaments and having got to poll position in the four-day game it would be silly to squander it by overworking key members of the side - hence the decision to rest Palladino, Groenewald and Wainwright.
We need all of those players fit for the long haul. There is a lot of cricket to play and owe it to all of them to make sure they are fit enough to last the campaign. I expect us to be beaten today by a good team with a far bigger squad and a lot more money - but the real match this week starts tomorrow...