So Derbyshire coach Karl Krikken has gone for the four seamers in the game against Yorkshire, starting today at Chesterfield. Mark Turner takes the final place instead of Chesney Hughes and, as I said last night, this is a sign of setting out the stall to win the match.
It puts onus on David Wainwright and Jonathan Clare to contribute with the bat at six and seven, but Richard Johnson is a decent player at eight and Groenewald and Palladino have their moments with a bat in their hands. Full marks to Krikk for a bold move and here's hoping it pays off.
As I write, Yorkshire have won the toss and will bat.
There's an excellent piece in the Derby Telegraph today on Tom Knight and the youngster is to be applauded for his efforts and his attitude in this article. While some would sulk over a similar bowler being brought in, Knight has worked with and learned from a senior player, things that can only improve his and Derbyshire's prospects in the long term.
Finally, apologies for the later blogs this week, but I don't finish work till 8pm and by the time I get in and have had dinner it is considerably later.
I will be blogging on the play from Chesterfield each day - just don't expect it to be early!