Derbyshire 149-8 (Godleman 33, Durston 32)
Worcestershire 150-6 (Hughes 2-21)
Worcestershire won by 4 wickets
Derbyshire made a decent fist of their last T20 game against Worcestershire tonight, but ultimately fell short as a decent (and perhaps over-achieving) Worcestershire side that bats a long way down and has a world-class spinner in its midst.
Indeed, they have a good overseas combo, with New Zealander Colin Munro giving good value over the past couple of years as a middle order batsman capable of introducing the 'oomph' as and when required.
We battled down the order and five players got going, though no one went on to the score that defines and wins a game. Another twenty runs would have made for a good finish, especially when Alex Hughes bowled yet another fine spell in this competition, neatly replicating the earlier figures of the considerably more experienced Saeed Ajmal.
Nor did Greg Cork nor Shiv Thakor let us down, or their more experienced team mates. We just didn't have enough runs to play with, not for the first time this year.
For what it is worth, I don't think there's much wrong with our bowlers for another year. With Ben Cotton to come back into the attack, and the addition of a couple of batsmen, one of who can contribute a few overs, we will improve still further. Another winter should aid the development and enhance the skills of each of them and we have shown that when we perform to maximum potential we can win games.
Tonight wasn't one of them, but we will have learned a lot from this year.