Derbyshire 363-8 (Wilson 106, Godleman 76, Thakor 41, Hughes 39)
Loughborough UCCE 48-1 (Milnes 1-22)
A solid opening day for Derbyshire, with Gary Wilson producing exactly the sort of innings that he was recruited for.
A near run-a-ball century restored an innings that was wobbling at 148-4. Neither Wayne Madsen nor Daryn Smit got going, but these are early days and I am sure that both players will be in nick before too long. Wilson simply carried on the form that has seen him through a successful winter and that will doubtless prove a huge asset to us this
Billy Godleman got some early runs under his belt, as did Shiv Thakor, and the final total was scored at a healthy 4.5 runs an over, allowing Tom Milnes to take a wicket with his second ball, before the home side saw things through to the close.
Like last week, time in the middle is worth more than anything else here.
Expect a draw, but some solid personal performances will cement places in the side for the season opener proper next week.