IT'S raining, cloudy, windy and cold and I’m sore from head to toe - must be cricket season again!

On a brighter note, I’m absolutely buzzing to have contributed to a Somerset win in our first Specsavers County Championship game of the season, particularly on my home debut in front of our large numbers of passionate supporters.

Truth be told, I really enjoyed coming to Taunton as an away team player before last season.

We didn’t play to our best and were behind the eight ball for most of the game but once we got on top, we didn’t let them off the hook and Lewis Gregory was outstanding with the ball.

He was almost unplayable and ruthless with his accuracy and skill.

Good teams find a way to win and don’t always play the perfect game.

We found a way to win and kept ourselves in the game with good fight, dogged determination and skill all of which George Bartlett showed in his fine innings, which put us in a strong position.

In a perfect world, of course, I’d have liked to have taken a few more wickets but I feel I showed in flashes what I’m capable of and I’m still bedding into a new team and style of play.

I’m getting used to bowling regularly on a different pitch, which will challenge me but it’s exciting as I will improve and hopefully bring more to the table in Somerset victories further down the line.

I have experience on my side and an overwhelming desire to compete and win.

This game brought the best of my character out of me.

It was also nice to contribute with the bat and swipe a few runs for the boys.

I have a batting style which isn’t overly orthodox or consistent, but I tend to find a way to do what the team requires of me.

To bat so calmly with George for a few overs and entertain the crowd gave us some momentum going into the final innings, which went our way.

It was a slightly nervy start to the season, but perhaps we needed that kick up the backside from Kent to remind us of what we need to do better.

Our skills and performances will improve but it’s a positive sign already that we showed plenty of fight and determination when the chips were down.

This should bode well for the rest of the season.

I have enjoyed my time down here in the South West immensely so far and everyone has helped me settle in really well.

I'm just super keen to do well and contribute as much as I can.

Thanks to those supporters and friendly people around the ground who have wished me well, both personally and for my career down here.

It means a lot and makes me want to achieve something special with the team.

Hopefully we can take our winning momentum from the Kent game up to Nottingham this week.

It is going to be a really tough game, but hopefully the cobwebs have been blown away and we can raise our games up there.