As Chairman, I can assure you that there is no one more frustrated than myself that the excellent strides forward that we are making off the field are not being matched by improved cricket results on it.
However, I can assure all Members and supporters that there is already a huge amount of time and effort being spent behind the scenes to rectify matters for next season on the field.
Unfortunately, I cannot share more detail on this with you at the moment, but even if some of the signings we are looking to make materialise – and every possible effort is being made to ensure that they do – our whole cricket set up will be markedly stronger for 2017 and the areas of weakness that are plain for all to see will be addressed.
As testament to the confidence that our key players have in us delivering this vision, I am delighted to announce that Shiv Thakor has signed a new three-year contract and Billy Godleman has also agreed to a new two-year deal, both committing their futures to Derbyshire.
Watch this space as I, like you, am hugely proud of Derbyshire County Cricket Club and will not rest until we turn things around on the pitch once and for all.
Derbyshire CCC Chairman