Perhaps the most satisfying part of Derbyshire's truncated day at the County Ground was the very obvious stating of a case by Mark Turner.
In ripping through the Warwickshire top order, he made up for a restricted pre-season and suggested that he is as ready for a senior role as anyone else in what is shaping up to be a powerful seam attack.
While the rest of the attack was tidy, Turner appeared to show both pace and movement on an early season track that offered help, as they so often do. That he is a much improved bowler from the wild tyro signed from Somerset by John Morris is unquestionable. Whether he has forced his way into Graeme Welch's first choice attack is something we will have to wait to see.
When our turn came, it was nice to see a tricky opening spell well navigated by Messrs Moore and Godleman. It would be nice for both players to get a long bat tomorrow and no one will argue that a good opening pair will go a long way towards improving our batting fortunes.
Off the pitch, news of the development of the County Ground is both exciting and welcome. The creation of a 7,000 seat stadium will go a long way towards making the 3aaa County Ground a model of its kind and further highlights the massive strides being taken at the club.
With news of the player due to cover Shiv's international absences due shortly - an "as yet unnamed international batsman", there's plenty of reasons for positivity down Derby way.