At the end of it all Derbyshire went down by seven wickets with a day to spare, but at least they battled in the remainder of the game after a horrid first day.
What it showed, of course, is that we're no different to most other teams - we need to play at our very best in every session of every game to get results. On day one we were simply not at the races and we got a bit of a doing.
The most important thing here is not to push the panic button. Good players have not become bad ones because of this game and we must now regroup for the game against Leicestershire next week.
There may well be no Martin Guptill for that game, as he picked up a finger injury against Gloucestershire that may rule him out. I'm not sure whether Usman Khawaja will be over in time either, so there may be a chance we go into an important game without an overseas player - unless, of course, we can bring in Rana Naved for the match.
We'll see and there'll be more from me over the weekend. For now, eat, drink and be merry - we're still top of the table...