Sincere apologies for the lack of blogging this week but it has been family time and the wifi at the hotel has come and gone quicker than the Derbyshire batting.
I won't labour the point unduly but that was awful and unacceptable against Essex. We appear to have been a shambles and the supporters have been let down. I accept that we lost two players but the whole thing made the daily return to the hotel here an arduous task. Goodness knows how bad it must have been to watch it...
One more game and then winter. Thank goodness for that. We have to improve on this, beyond a shadow of a doubt.
More from me on our return home but a greater injection of experienced talent this winter - not just Rutherford and Broom - is needed.
Quite frankly, supporters are due much better than this.
Back to the holidays, sunshine and fun now.
I will be back in touch when I can..