WE HAD a great win against Kent in the Twenty20 on Monday night – but it will all count for nothing if we don’t turn up in the quarter-finals next week.

We’d already made the quarter-finals, but we wanted to carry on showing other teams what a good side we are, as we have done throughout the whole competition.

Playing a big role for your side (a T20 career-best 4-19, including three wickets in one over) in front of the television cameras is always nice.

I can’t remember the last time I had an over like that but I think that I’ve played well all season.

Twenty20 is a dangerous game as a bowler because you either take wickets or get hit around the park but luckily, it was my night.

We had one last game in the group stage last night against Essex and hopefully we’ve gone in to the next week with the same momentum.

I definitely think the boys will be up for the quarter-final and being at home will be a big advantage for us.

There were a few emotional lads in the dressing room when Dimi Mascaren has told everyone that he was going to retire last week.

He’s been great for my cricket in all the time I’ve been in Hampshire and he’s a great guy, a good mate and a top professional too.

It’s always really sad to lose someone like that but he’s still going to be here until the end of the season and I think that the boys are determined to win a trophy for him now.

Before the T20 quarter-finals, we’ve got a county championship game against Glamorgan (beginning tomorrow) to concentrate on.

It’s going to be tough but I think that if we can win three of the six games left, then we’ll be in with a shout of getting promoted.

We’re still in all three competitions, which was our aim at the start of the season for this stage of the summer.