Warm congratulations to Steve Stubbings, whose second team sit proudly atop the Championship table tonight.
It is tribute to aggressive cricket played by a young side that has young seamers of talent in Marsden, Taylor, Cork and Cotton, good spinners in Burgoyne and Knight, plus enough batting to score runs quickly and allow time to force a win.
Read into it as you will, but while fully accepting that it is a further step to the county game, the efforts of this side over the summer augurs well for our future. With equally encouraging results and performances in the Academy, there's plenty of reasons to be cheerful.
Keep in mind the five-year plan and that this is only year two.
I see a very bright future, whether we stay up this year or not.