IT was disappointing to lose our T20 game against Kent Spitfires on Sunday but every team slips up now and again.

We’ve been playing fantastic one-day cricket all season but it can happen to all of the best teams in any sport, like Manchester United or anyone else.

We’d gone 17 games at home without losing in the competition, which is a great record, but we’re not unbeatable.

The important thing for us now is to make sure that we get back to winning ways when we play Essex at the Ageas Bowl on Friday night – they’re a side with a lot of class though, so it’s going to be a tough game.

Our win against Surrey last Friday was a massive result for us because it put a bit of distance between ourselves and them.

Surrey are a really good T20 side too, so it was definitely an important win for us.

From a personal point of view, I would have liked the Ashes to have been a close series, with England eventually winning, but it hasn’t been like that at all.

Australia have played some extremely poor cricket so far and they need to win all three of the tests that are left – they’re not going to do that.

I can see it ending up being a whitewash because they’ve just been outclassed by England.

A few years ago, Australia dominated England when they had the likes of Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath and (Jason Gillespie) but I think that England can get some revenge over the next few years because they’ve got a great side.

I can’t really see any other result than an England win at Old Trafford (on August 1-5).

If it spins there, which the ball usually does at Old Trafford, then I wouldn’t give Australia a chance because they really don’t have a world-class spinner in their side.

England have got Graeme Swann, who definitely is world-class, and I see him bowling them to victory.