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DAWSON: T20 run is one to be savoured
11:36am Thursday 21st July 2011 in Liam Dawson Column
IT’S good to be back playing in the first team again but I didn’t really do too well in our CB40 game against Durham on Tuesday.
I didn’t really score any runs and I bowled well but didn’t take any wickets but I’m just happy to be back.
We were beaten pretty convincingly and weren’t clever enough to deal with their spinners.
It’s a bit of a shame because we wanted to get one over on them before we play them in the quarter-finals of the T20 (August 7) and try to get a psychological advantage over them.
Everyone’s looking forward to that now and it’s going to be a massive game.
It’s big for the players and also for the supporters too – hopefully we can sell the ground out and get 15,000 people in for that one because it’s the fans that spur us on.
But there are a lot of important games to concentrate on before that and especially in the county championship.
We started a four-day game against Notts yesterday and we’re still just so desperate for that first win.
We know that they’re a good side and they’ve got a strong bowling attack but their weakness is their batting and we’ll try to exploit that.
We need to just try and go back to basics, play good cricket and do what we can to win all of our sessions.
The longer the season goes on, the more nervous you get about it, and we know we need to get points on the board as soon as possible.
We’re more than 40 points off the third-from-bottom side and we can’t afford to get relegated.
The county championship is a historic competition and the prize money for winning it is huge for a club – you want to be in the first division.
But our dressing room is still a great place to be at the moment.
The spirit in the team is great and you wouldn’t think that we were bottom of the league table at all.
When we finally get that first win, I think we’ll definitely go on and pick up a few because we’ll get our confidence back.