It is rare that I am able to write a match report before the end of the game, but sadly this one could probably have been written before it started.
Warwickshire are simply too good a side for a fledgling Derbyshire outfit that rested several key players ahead of this week's Championship game at Leicester and was forced to omit Martin Guptill from his season swansong at the request of Cricket New Zealand.
When one considers that the likes of Bell, Trott and Carter aren't in this Warwickshire side and they are still able to field a side of that ability, you see the gulf between the two and what Derbyshire need to aspire to. There is no magic formula that will get Derbyshire's young players the requisite experience to compete at that level. For the second time this season we were well and truly hammered by Warwickshire.
Mark Turner bowled well, Alex Hughes didn't let himself down and Tom Knight had the onerous task of bowling at England players when they were going well, but 240 always seemed too many for Derbyshire, especially when Chesney Hughes and Wes Durston both went for ducks.
It is a shame that such displays always seem to happen to Derbyshire when they have done a lot of promotional work on bringing people in, or when TV cameras are present. The occasional fans will look at the score and think that it is the same old Derbyshire, nothing has changed and probably be on the boards having a moan about it tonight.
To be fair they are entitled tonight, as we didn't cover ourselves with glory, but there is a bigger picture.
Warwickshire are simply too good. Way too good for us at the moment. More important is an improved display against Leicestershire, who as I write look like going down to a much improved and very impressive Netherlands side. Sarwan is once again showing what a class player he is, but there is little support at the other end.
Here's hoping he used up his week's run allocation in this one...