Derbyshire 165-8 (Madsen 42, Smit 30, Henry 28)
Yorkshire 162-7 (Lyth 68, Tahir 3-18, Viljoen 2-33)
Derbyshire won by 3 runs
I said, Derbyshire won by three runs!!!
By crikey, that was riveting stuff to follow online, as Derbyshire followed beating last year's winners yesterday by beating the best team in the country.
Fair play to Matt Henry, who went from hero to villain and back to hero, as first his brisk 28 from ten balls gave us something to bowl at, then bowled a wide on the penultimate ball to change the visitors winning equation from a six to a four. Finally, in a denouement worthy of Shakespeare, Luis Reece held the catch that ensured a spirited - no, make that marvelous - team effort was rewarded with the points.
It was a team effort, but one in which our quartet of South Africans all played leading roles. Wayne Madsen's 42, in partnership with Henry, ensured that we recovered from a very slow start and then took the key wicket of Kohler-Cadmore with his second ball. His four overs for just 22 runs were priceless in ensuring that the visitors didn't get off to a flyer.
Daryn Smit? Well, he again kept wicket impeccably and his end of innings cameo took our total from respectable to challenging. The dismissal of Handscomb, a dangerous customer, was the turning point and from then on, Yorkshire were chasing the game.
Then there was Hardus Viljoen. Chesterfield is a challenge for a quick bowler, because most edges go for four, but his conceding only 33 runs he kept us in the game. That was especially the case in the penultimate over, when he allowed only five runs and took the vital wicket of Adam Lyth, who looked like he might have nicked it for the white rose.
Above all, perhaps, was Imran Tahir. In this form of cricket, three for 18 in four overs is sensational. On a small ground, where the slightest error in line and length will be punished, Imran's three spells kept our opponents guessing and he remains a potent weapon for any captain.
They were all heroes today, but Alex Hughes three overs for 23 were also key in not allowing our 'bits 'n' pieces overs to be punished.
It was a great day for Derbyshire supporters, for John Wright and for Gary Wilson, who would appear to be a canny skipper. There's still things to do with the Power play, because it was a misnomer again today, albeit against a quality attack.
But we have two wins from two, against very good teams. We won't play better ones, so if we can keep the intensity, and crucially keep key personnel fit, maybe this is the year we escape the group stages.
No fantasies at this stage.
Just an enjoyment of played two, won two.
Top of the league. And no, we're not having a laugh.
Now I intend to sit back and look forward to your comments coming in. If you were there, let me hear your thoughts on the game, the ground, the occasion.
Party at our place...