THINGS in the County Championship are so tight at the moment but we should be looking to try to win at least one of our next two games.

Winning a game can push you right up the table – one win would take us up to second – but at the same time, a loss can make things really difficult.

We’ve had an all right start to the season – we’ve only lost one game – so it’s important to keep on picking up as many bonus points as we can too.

We didn’t do too badly against Northamptonshire last week but, because of the rain, the game petered out into a boring draw in the end.

The first day being a washout didn’t help and the wicket wasn’t great at all for scoring runs quickly – it was a battling wicket.

I was pleased to score a few runs for the team again and I’m happy with how I’ve been batting so far this season.

We should never have let them score 400 but it was clear on the third day that the game was always going to end up in a draw – I think that we weren’t trying our hardest because we knew what the result was going to be.

We’re playing Kent this week and I think that it’s going to be a tough game because they’ve underachieved so far this season.

Hopefully we can get a positive result though and put ourselves in a position to push on in the rest of the summer.

I didn’t get the chance to get down to the ground on Sunday to watch the England one-day game but I did catch some of it on TV.

It’s always great to see the Ageas Bowl on television and New Zealand are a fantastic one-day side.

It was a great wicket for them to play on – our groundsmen are great and the wicket is always brilliant at home.

I was also part of a video that went on our website last week to help advertise tickets for the Twenty20.

I’m not too sure what to make of the actual video but I’ve never done anything like that before so it was definitely different.