I THINK that we put in a proper all-round team performance against Wor- cestershire last week and it was a big confidence boost.

Our main aim this season is to find some consistency in the four-day game and it’s only early days but we’ve had that so far.

This year, we’ve tried to play with a lot flatter wickets and that means that if you can score runs, you’ll get your rewards.

Jimmy Adams scored 219 and whenever you have someone do that, you’re always in a great position to win a game.

But all of us batsmen did well and there were some important partnerships in there.

The bowlers played a big part too and getting the bonus points is an important thing in this division.

Unfortunately, we didn’t get the points for batting on the first day of our game against Essex this week but hopefully we’re in a position to get another win today.

Getting out for 200-odd wasn’t the best score but we did really well with the ball after that on the first day and that should have set us up for a good result.

Obviously, Alastair Cook has been playing against us for Essex.

He’s the England captain and an exceptional player but you have to treat him like any other batsman.

It doesn’t matter how good they are, they can still be bowled out like any other player.

I’m looking forward to playing in front of the TV cameras tomorrow night (against Essex in the Yorkshire Bank 40).

We want to get off to a good start because we’re obviously the team to beat in that competition as the defending champions.