Just an early note from me that there will be no blog tomorrow night, ahead of the four-day game against Leicestershire.
My daughter and I are going to an eagerly-awaited Laurel and Hardy night at Glasgow's Panopticon Theatre, which was where Stan Laurel made his theatrical debut in 1906. No, we're not going in fancy dress, though doubtless I'd have to be Oliver Hardy if we did...
It will be interesting to see the squad for the game and I will naturally be commenting throughout.
In response to a couple of messages overnight - and having checked myself this time - I can confirm that both Ben Cotton and Harvey Hosein are contracted for next year at this stage, which is reassuring with two young cricketers of such talent.
Another who looked to have the world at his feet a year or two back was released by Lancashire today.
Luis Reece looked a really class act when he first burst onto the scene a few years back but has struggled with a knee problem and failed to cement a place of late. A left arm seamer and opening bat, there's a good cricketer in there if someone was prepared to take a chance, though I firmly believe that Derbyshire's greater need is players of more experience at this stage.
It is sad to find today that there are two months of the season left and we only have five matches in that time.
Such is the cost of failure, eh?
I'll be back soon.