First up, thanks to all of you for your continued support of the blog.
Visits are consistently over 20,000 a month and the past three months have been even busier than the end of last season when we gained promotion. Interest in Derbyshire cricket is alive and well and I'm grateful to you all for your time, comments and mails.
The site is now a featured blog on Sportskeeda and again, thanks to all of the readers coming to it from there.
On to cricket matters and for those who haven't seen today's scores elsewhere, Nottinghamshire are getting very close to being in the mix for relegation, after subsiding to 14-3 at the close against Warwickshire's 298. They crucially have a game in hand, but are playing some poor cricket at the moment.
Surrey did OK today, restricting Middlesex to 280-7, but we can only hope that the batting side can overcome the absence of Messrs Finn and Murtagh on international duty when it is their turn to bowl.
All we can do is play every session with the intensity and skill that was produced today.
You never know what might happen, but people are starting to look at us differently now, that's for sure.