IT’S nice to finally be back playing some cricket and it’s looking like I’ll be able to make my comeback for the first team in Friday night’s T20 Blast game against Middlesex.

It’s a really important game because after we had a disappointing loss against Somerset, we really need to win two out of three or even three out of three to get a home quarter-final.

I played on Saturday for the academy against Burridge and scored 72 and then I played for the second XI on Tuesday against the Royal Navy – I got 40 in that one.

I’ll be playing for the second team again today in a one-day trophy game against Surrey and then I’ll hopefully be ready for Friday night.

I wouldn’t read too much into the scores or anything because I wasn’t worried about that. I didn’t get the chance to bowl on Tuesday because of the rain but I was only really thinking about my groin and how it held up.

I actually felt ready to play for the first team in the game against Somerset last week but the physios said that I should wait another week, just to let it recover a bit more.

It’s been a long two months and I know that I’m going to be a bit worried about injuring myself again, which is only natural, but I’ll have to deal with that.

Coming back in a T20 game is actually going to be a lot tougher than a four-day game because it’s much more frenetic but I’m looking forward to it.

I speak to Neil Shardlow from time-to-time and he must be doing something right at Wiltshire with how well they’re playing.

Me and Vincey (James Vince) both played for them and it was great fun. John Collins is still chairman and it’s great to see one of your old sides do well.