Time for the penultimate preview of the 2017 season and, pleasingly, an extra game at that most scenic of grounds, Chesterfield.
Queen's Park will always be my favourite ground and I hope that the weather and crowds are good to it over the next four days.
Derbyshire come into the game on a high, the splendid win over Sussex a highlight of a summer that has had a few, for the first time in a while. Gary Wilson and Imran Tahir return from international duty and the home faithful will enjoy the sight of Hardus Viljoen and Tahir in the same attack.
A squad of fourteen has been announced, as below:
Gary Wilson (captain)
Unless there is a desire to again test the mettle of Callum Brodrick before the summer ends, I would assume that he, Qadri and Tony Palladino will miss out. We need to see if Harry Podmore is worth a permanent deal between now and the end of the summer and tomorrow's final home game is a chance to look at a possible attack for 2018.
There are opportunities across the team for people to make a statement. Team strengthening will take place over the winter and this is a chance for players to sell their own talents. I hope that plenty of them take that opportunity.
Kent have also named a fourteen-man squad that lacks Matt Coles but includes the evergreen Darren Stevens, after another fine season, as well as players of past and potential England pedigree. It would be unrealistic to expect Viljoen to repeat the heroics of the last game, so others need to step up and share the wicket-taking responsibilities.
Daniel Bell-Drummond, Sean Dickson, Joe Denly, Sam Northeast, Sam
Billings, Zak Crawley, Darren Stevens, Will Gidman, Calum Haggett, Grant
Stewart, James Tredwell, Imran Qayyum, Matt Hunn, Oliver Robinson.
Thursday looks a bit of a washout, but much will depend on the wicket as to whether there is sufficient time for a positive result.
Here's hoping the locals get something to remember over the long winter months ahead.