It was hardly unexpected, given that the wicket will have 'sweated' under covers for the best part of a day and a half, that Derbyshire struggled when play began today.
118 all out was still a disappointing effort, but with canny, experienced bowlers to call on in Doug Bollinger and Darren Stevens and the ball swinging around, we never got going. When Madsen and Chanderpaul go early, it is fairly clear evidence that batting isn't a picnic. Scott Elstone showed potential, as did Alex Hughes, but Graeme Welch will be surprised, I'm sure, to see his side capitulate quite so quickly.
The Kent bowlers were accurate and we need to do the same tomorrow. If we don't, there's the very worrying thought of a replication of Worcester lying full steam ahead.
I really hope not, but tomorrow we need to fight back.