Derbyshire v Yorkshire day 1
Not much to say tonight really as its late and my club team got well and truly hammered against strong opposition.
As did Derbyshire, which was hardly a surprise. Whoever won the toss was going to bat under sunny skies, on a blameless pitch, with small boundaries and an outfield like glass. It was nigh-idyllic batting conditions and our seamers, especially Marks Turner and Footitt got a pasting.
In adversity, however, comes a small consolation with a long and very tidy spell by Peter Burgoyne on his first-class debut. On a turning track you want your spinner to cause problems. On one where batsmen chuckle their way through the day, you can only hope for your spinners to keep it tight and give as little away as possible.
From that perspective, Burgoyne did very well today. It will be one of the longer spells of bowling in his career and he will be tired tonight, but the lad did a very good job today and can be proud of his first day in the senior first-class team.
Hopefully it remains that way through the time that we bat, While the Yorkshire attack is better, we have no reason to fear batting on this wicket and should make a decent fist of things.
We’ll see, undoubtedly at some point tomorrow.