Fingers crossed, tomorrow will see a return to cricket and an end to as odd a week as I have had to write on in my time doing the blog. We should call it Watergate...nah, that's been used before...
There is a strong thirteen for the Falcons tomorrow at Leicester, where I expect a tougher level of opposition than we had at Derby for the first game between the two sides. I don't see a change to the team from Worcester, because we have really only had one bad display in this competition, sadly against you-know-who.
Leicestershire welcome Farhaan Behardien to their squad, the South African a player of proven ability and experience.
Their side is the opposite of ours - packed with players of experience, though less mobile in the fied because of that. Nonetheless, it is a game we need to win, especially as Sunday sees an international-laden Yorkshire side visit the 3aaa County Ground.
Mark Pettini, Mark Cosgrove, Cameron Delport, Farhaan Behardien, Kevin
O’Brien, Paul Horton, Lewis Hill, Michael Burgess, Luke Wells, Neil
Dexter, Ben Raine, Clint McKay, Rob Taylor, Jigar Naik
If we produce the intensity of the majority of our performances, we will win. It will be tough and McKay is always a dangerous bowler, but I feel that this Derbyshire side is more than the sum of its parts, thanks to an excellent team spirit that ensures the players roll up their sleeves and battle.
Let's see if I am right tomorrow - meantime, what are your thoughts?
Postscript - a draw for the seconds in a good game against Worcestershire today, with Wes taking five wickets in the second innings.
Warm congratulations to Tom Wood, who recorded a double century and must have made a few people sit up and think. A 22-year old local lad who can play aggressively or with more restraint.
There's a lot to like about that sort of player...