IT has been a manic few weeks of T20 Blast action for the 1st XI boys.

We had a slow and inconsistent start in terms of results and performances but we have since hit our straps and put some really encouraging performances together particularly with our batting firepower.

Our batting has been led fantastically at the top of the order by mercurial Babar Azam, who I think will be one of the best players in the world in the not too distant future, and our own class clown Tom Banton, who is as good a batting talent I’ve seen for a young lad with his ability to hit boundaries all around the ground.

The crowds at the CACG have certainly seen some entertainment and getting their money worth in the last few home games.

It’s a massive shame the ‘Cider Derby’ against Gloucestershire was a wash out as it was a big game in terms of the league table as well as the tasty local derby.

On a personal note, I’m obviously frustrated not to have been involved so far but understand the reasons and I will just have to work harder and be better if I want to force my way in.

I’ve played plenty of T20 cricket before and I know what I’m capable of as a match winner so hopefully I will get an opportunity further down the line.

As I write this, we have just beaten Warwickshire in the Championship game up at Edgbaston.

A quite remarkable win considering we had a shocking start to the match on day one and didn’t really get going until day two, other than a classic sublime century from the stylish Steve Davies.

On day three we bowled really well as a unit and built pressure in the field until the Bears eventually subsided to give us a naughty little chase of 258.

Of course, it was never going to be easy on day four but we knew with the right attitude and skill, combined with some lads taking responsibility and taking advantage of a 50-yard boundary one side, we could give ourselves a really good chance of getting a win.

We did that quite emphatically in the end with two wonderful partnerships between Babar and Bants and later Bartlett and Bess! All the B’s! Little beauties!