Friday, 19 May 2017

Hiatus ahead...

Things are going to be intermittent over the next week or so folks.

My wife has been in hospital for the past fortnight after a heart attack and major surgery is taking place on Wednesday of next week to try and sort the thing that caused it, together with a bigger problem that has been discovered in the course of tests.

Much as I love Derbyshire cricket, her well-being is of far greater importance than any cricket match. I will blog when time allows, but there will be times when I don't and that is going to be the second half of next week at the very least, possibly longer.

I just want you to know that I'm not losing interest in the blog or the club, but some things are way more important than the winning or losing of a cricket match. With hospital visits and travel taking time, there just aren't enough hours in the day at present.

Do please keep your comments coming  and post them on the last blog available. I will add them and comment myself as time permits, but you will know the reason if there's a longer time lapse than normal. If I miss any, I will apologise now and assure you that normal service will resume as soon as she is restored to something resembling her normal rude health.

Thank you for your continued interest and support.

On the pitch, I don't think we will be too disappointed with today's effort. After the rain and the covers, Worcestershire were always going to bowl and probably fancied their chances of more wickets than they got.

That we got to the close with only three down is due to an excellent, gritty effort from Luis Reece, opening in the place of Billy Godleman. The two of them together, tomorrow morning, have an opportunity to push our total to respectability, on a wicket that will doubtless remain helpful to the bowlers.

Fingers crossed, in more ways than one.

Postscript - no Hardus Viljoen until the end of June...it makes sense, because the guy is in a no win situation. He bowls when not fit and people say he's no good. He doesn't play and they make silly accusations that he is just here for the money.

Get him fit, then let him loose in the second half of the summer with Imran Tahir.

It does make you wonder why he played in a dead game the other night though, when struggling with a hip injury.

I didn't get that at all.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Terribly sorry to hear that peakfan. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both, wishing her the speediest recoveries. Stay strong in such a difficult time.

High Peak

Carlos said...

Sorry to hear of your situation, I'd find it hard to concentrate on cricket too, I have enjoyed your blog from afar (well, Lancashire) and always found your views to be balanced and upbeat wherever possible, I hope the two loves of your life will prosper as the summer progresses, keep you chin up

Adam said...

I am sorry to hear the news that your wife is not well, times like these remind us all that cricket is only a game at the end of the day. I hope that she makes a speedy recovery and I wish you both the very best at this difficult time.

Derbyshire dug in yesterday, Luis rode his luck a little bit at times but also displayed one or two strokes. I thought the batting order was slightly wrong and that Billy should have come in at 3 especially after losing Ben early on but Shiv has been given the chance at 3 and it will be interesting to see how he goes in that position over the next few weeks.

BOB BIGGS said...

Best Wishes to you and all of your family Sreve. I hope everything goes well. Puts it all in perspective.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about your wife, I hope she is feeling better soon.

Tim, Chesterfield said...

Best wishes to your wife. Maybe load up a heading with each day's play for comments if time allows even if there's no blog.

Snapper said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

jasper said...

Hope everything goes well. Best wishes to you all in such difficult times.

Stevie B said...

Best wishes to you and your family Steve from everyone that avidly follows your blog....sometimes things are more important

Rob Coates said...

I have read your blog for the last 3 seasons with keen interest and pleasure. Just writing to offer my sympathy for the pain you are going through. I'm sure you have made a lot of friends through cricketing interests who will help you through.

Best Wishes

Robert in Skipton

Peakfan said...

Thank you all. Your comments and emails mean a lot and are really appreciated.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear that, Steve. Hope things start looking up for you both soon. I always follow the blog avidly from down here in Devon. I'll keep looking and hoping for good news from you soon.
Andy

Anonymous said...

My thoughts are with you and your family.Best wishes for a successful outcome for your wife.

Natwest81

justmissin'leg said...

Best wishes to your wife, Peakfan, and i hope that a full recovery ensues. The bond and strength of family is everything and trumps all.

Mark N said...

Thoughts with Mrs Peakfan and yourself. Hope all works out well with the challenges ahead. Good luck.

Angram said...

Best wishes to you and your family from a regular reader of your blog

Ian said...

Sometimes cricket just has to take 2nd place to family,and this is one of those times. Best wishes for the success of the Op,and her recovery afterwards

Peakfan said...

Again, thanks to all of you for your kind words and thoughts

Opening Bat said...

I wish your wife, you and your family all best wishes for the coming weeks, she will be in the best place and with the best surgeons and nurses looking after her.

Simon said...

Come back when you're ready . Best wishes to you all

Mark said...

All the very best Peakfan, and I hope your wife makes a full recovery. Nothing comes before family you're dead right and I'd knock the blog on the head for a couple of weeks if I were you, or for however long you need. Cheers mate.

Who Knew ? said...

Very sorry to hear that, all the very best to you all

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear that. Best wishes to your wife, you, and all your family.
Daniel

Oliver said...

Sorry to hear your news Peakfan. Best wishes to your wife and wishing her a speedy recovery.

Nic H said...

Sorry to hear this. I hope she goes on to make a good recovery

Regards

Nick

Daniel Smith said...

Very sorry to hear about your wife. Please concentrate on helping her. This blog can wait.