THE Test match between England and New Zealand at Lord’s was a great advertisement for the sport.

You have got one Test side (England) who have been struggling in the last year and then you have one who have been playing some pretty good Test cricket in New Zealand.

For the game to ebb and flow like it did, is great for the people who went to watch it and for Lord's to be sold out on the fifth day shows that people do still enjoy Test cricket in England.

England played pretty well and I think all-rounder Ben Stokes changed the game, the way he batted in that third innings.

It was a pretty special effort from him and I think he deserved man of the match.

Personally, I have been playing two T20 games for the second XI for Hampshire and we managed to get two wins.

We got 180 in the first game before managing to bowl them out for around 150 and in the second game they got 140 and we chased it down pretty easily so it was two convincing wins.

We are doing alright in that competition at the minute.

I think we have three games left and we got to the final last year so it is all about trying to get to another finals day.

I am keen to break into the first team for the T20 format of the game.

I bowled pretty well this week and got a few runs, so it was a decent performance from myself and I have just got to keep doing well.

I’ll be back in training now and we’ll have a bit of a warm up before some fielding and then straight into nets to get ready for the Championship game on Sunday.

Yesterday we had a red-ball practice session and then today it will be white-ball T20 practice because we play on Friday night in Cardiff against Glamorgan.

For me it is about concentrating on batting and hitting the ball out of the middle of the bat and sticking to the game plan.

For bowling it is about bowling consistently in the right areas.

That is all you can do in training, you have trained all pre-season and it is just about keeping it ticking over during the season.