ON TUESDAY afternoon, I managed to get out on the golf course and it was perfect weather for it.

But in our game against Leicestershire last week, obviously the conditions were a lot different.

We were playing really well and scoring more than 450 in our first innings of the new season was a great start for us, especially after losing our first two batsmen for nothing.

But on the last day, the weather stopped us from playing and it was obviously really disappointing.

I think that if we’d even had just a few hours of play, we’d have bowled them out and won the game.

There’s nothing you can do about the rain but I’m sure there’ll come a time in the middle of the summer where it will come along to save us when we’re in a bad position – we were just on the wrong end of it this time.

The win left us top of the league and if the rest of the season was rained off, we’d go up as champions, which wouldn’t be too bad at all.

We’ve just had to take the positives out of the performance, which there were a lot of.

James Vince scored a century (148), which is obviously a big plus, and George Bailey started really well too (scoring 93).

You’re always nervous before the first game of the season and I think that every player feels that.

I was pretty happy with how I started and I thought that I batted really well.

It was a bit of shame that I didn’t get a little bit more than 46 but it’s a good start and gives me something to build on.

Yesterday, we started our game against Loughborough University and it’ll be a good chance for the batters to get some runs on the board and the bowlers to get some wickets in their legs.

It doesn’t matter who you’re playing against - every game is a great opportunity to build up some momentum and hopefully we can carry on the good display in the Leicestershire game.