IT was another disappointing four-day game for us last week – Gloucestershire have been a bit of a bogey side in the last few seasons.

Fair play to both captains and especially to Michael Klinger for giving us a chance to win the game but, unfortunately, chasing 400-odd runs ended up being a bit too difficult for us.

We’re in to the one-day period now and it’s a while until we’ve got another four-day game but, hopefully, having a bit of a break can end up being a good thing.

You always have moments in the season that are vital and I think that this week is going to be one of those.

Hopefully, by the time you read this, we’ve won our YB40 game against Derbyshire on Tuesday and I think that another win this weekend (away to Durham) would really set us up to make the knockout stages.

We’re really confident that we’re a good one-day side and we’ve just got to carry on showing that.

I’ve been trying to catch as much of the Champions Trophy as I can – whenever there’s a game on television, I’ll try to watch some of it.

It’s an exciting competition because there aren’t any dead games and it’s also nice to see people that you’ve played with at county level doing well internationally.

I think that India (who play Sri Lanka in the semi-finals today) are the team to beat at the moment because they’ve got such a destructive batting line-up.

Everyone has been talking about the off-pitch incident with Australia’s David Warner and England’s Joe Root but I do think what happened has been blown out of proportion.

Cricketers are human beings that are going to make mistakes. It wasn’t the worst thing in the world and it’s not as if someone has been killed.

But at the same time, you are a role model and you do have to make sure that you behave in the right way.

I don’t think that it will happen again and, hopefully, we can just get on with the Ashes and let the cricket do the talking.