IT’S been our first week without a midweek game since the season started and it’s been nice to have a chance to recharge the batteries.

The season is busy right from the start and it’s been nice to just concentrate on training this week and being ready to go in Sunday’s one-day game against Durham.

We didn’t play well at all against Gloucestershire at all last week – we weren’t on the money.

You’d have to say that Gloucestershire outplayed us.

I said earlier in the season, after the rain messed up our chances against Leicester-shire, that it would come back to save us later on and that’s probably what happened last week.

The only positive in the game was how Jimmy Adams played.

He’s our captain and he’s a run machine – in my opinion, he’s one of the best in the country at what he does.

He’s probably been overlooked by England during his career but he’s definitely one of those players that has had everything that it takes to have had an international career.

Unfortunately, it was a poor performance by the team and also on a personal level.

It was the first time that I’ve ever got a pair – it’s taken 60 games for it to happen and hopefully it’ll be another 60 games before it ever happens again.

It happens to plenty of batsmen in their careers and it’s all about how you come back from it.

I guess that it’s one of those things that I can tick off the list but it’s not exactly one of the things that you want to.

We’ll be batting with the white ball against Durham on Sunday and that can be a bit easier because it doesn’t swing as much.

I’ve been in good form in the one-day competition so hopefully I can keep that going.