Been a long old day for me today and bed beckons in the next twenty minutes, so my detailed thoughts on today's double bombshell will need to wait for tomorrow.
For now, I will say this. Kim Barnett is a Derbyshire man and for him to have jumped ship on the eve of the T20 competition is very, very strange. I know the Derbyshire 'way' in recent years has been for somewhat classless departures mid-match or with not a word said, but this one surprises me. Especially when his good friends John Wright and Dominic Cork are left temporarily holding the fort.
I'll have more to say on that tomorrow night, as I will on the stories suggesting that Ben Slater is set for a move to Nottinghamshire.
Bad day all round.
Make it desperately disappointing.