The mistakes made in the game against Lancashire may well come back to haunt Derbyshire, but tomorrow we must move on and beat Nottinghamshire on their own turf and in doing so hope to qualify for the knock-out stages of the RLODC.
The task is made the more acute by the fact that our hosts, last year's winners, need to win themselves to progress to the next stage and they will be ready for a battle to preserve their record and interest in the competition.
Let's not get too down about things, for regardless of the result tomorrow, we have done well in the RLODC and played some good cricket. The days when we slipped from the requisite standard, we lost. We should have finished off a strong Yorkshire at Derby, then despatched their red rose rivals from a good position, but we didn't, and that is yesterday's news now.
So here we are.
We need to beat Nottinghamshire and hope that Worcestershire beat Warwickshire, or Warwickshire win and better their opponents' run rate, or Northamptonshire beat Yorkshire. Easy, eh?
It is an open group and anything can happen, but we can only do our stuff and so must be at our best at Trent Bridge. The rest is irrelevant if we don't win.
I think we need to tweak the team a little. Perhaps an extra bowler may be of value against Nottinghamshire and I could see merit in including Dan Wheeldon to offer that and a late order hitter, though a gamble it would be and a big game in which to make a debut. Hamidullah Qadri could also be an option, with Alfie Gleadall also in the squad, one assumes for experience.
Our hosts? Packed with talent, the batting headed by Alex Hales and Ross Taylor, but with men down to number seven and eight who can take a game away from you.
Their squad: Hales, Wessels, Moores, Taylor, Patel, Nash, Mullaney, Root, Fletcher, Milnes, Ball, Blatherwick
Can I see us winning? Yes, if our international bowlers show their credentials and get on top of their international batsmen. Their attack has a couple of bowlers of less experience, but we need to ensure their experienced men don't make early inroads. Wessels is a perennial thorn in our sides and if our bowlers aren't locked on with their radar, they could easily be in three figures by the end of the Powerplay.
As reigning champions they will be expected to win, but no one has a right to anything in life or sport, without the hard work.
If we turn up ready for a battle tomorrow, then it could be a terrific game, perhaps like last year's T20 at Trent Bridge, when we ran them so close.
Maybe, just maybe, we can get the right side of the line tomorrow.
Postscript - I can't understand why Sky aren't showing this tomorrow. East Midlands derby, the reigning champions in danger of going out.
Why wouldn't you show that?