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Taking a lead from Razzaq

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I'm struggling to get going in Twenty20 cricket this year. I like the format. I went quite well last year so this season has seemed quite slow in contrast. Hopefully there is a big score soon.

My own form aside, we are a really confident dressing room at the moment. Getting to the Friends Life t20 quarter-finals is the aim. It's a realistic one but there is still plenty of cricket to be played though.

We had a brilliant win against Lancashire last week, when our new overseas player Abdul Razzaq hit 62 not out off just 30 balls.

His innings was unbelievable. We were dead and buried but that's the sort of thing he can do. It was one of the most amazing innings I have seen but he does that all the time.

Abdul is a great signing. He's a really good bloke too. He's down to earth and still seems really keen to learn, despite having played international cricket for a decade. He's a team man. He tells us to win as a team, not as individuals.

We wanted to build on that win against Lancashire so it was really annoying when rain ended our game against Nottinghamshire last weekend. We were in a great position too. They made 164 for eight, which we did not think was enough on that wicket. We were 21 without loss in the third over and were confident of winning.

Abdul Razzaq

Abdul's innings against Lancashire last week was one of the best I have seen

Our next game is on Friday against Durham. They are a strong side but we feel we can beat anyone on our day. Our batting line-up is confident and Abdul adds to both disciplines.

We want to beat the big sides. We are often looked upon as a small club. We don't mind being underdogs as we like to prove people wrong.

We have had a few days off this week which has been nice. A couple of days of rest does me the world of good. That's all I need to feel refreshed. I feel pretty good at the moment.

I have spent the time chilling out and watching rubbish on TV like soaps, One Tree Hill and Made in Chelsea. I like watching cricket too. Watching the t20s you see players you are going to be playing against soon.

Other than that I've had my hair done. I have had a few highlights as usual. If I start losing my hair then I might let it go back to its normal colour.

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