Our first Somerset County Cricket Club player column of the 2020 season comes from Steve Davies, who reflects on a very different cricket landscape and this week's win over Glamorgan...

As I sit here writing this, it’s hard to know where to start.

Obviously, everything is very different than it was just a few months ago and the world is certainly a different place.

An awful lot has happened since March and I hope that you and your loved ones are safe and well as you read this.

It’s not really my place to talk about Covid-19, so I’ll be using this column to try and give you a bit of an insight in to what is happening behind the scenes here at the Cooper Associates County Ground.

We are so fortunate at Somerset because, without a doubt, we have the best members and supporters in the country, so playing behind closed doors without the incredible support that we get both home and away will be strange.

It’s our job to give you, the fans, something to cheer about even if you can’t be here.

The new protocols that have been put in place have taken a little bit of getting used to, but I think everyone knows now what they can and can’t do.

The sanitisation breaks don’t really affect what’s happening, but the hardest thing to get used to, I think, has been remembering not to celebrate.

If anyone comes running towards me after taking a wicket, I just need to remember to run in the other direction!

In many ways, the extra time off has done some players the world of good.

I can’t speak for all the other guys, but the longer break has enabled me to come back feeling fitter and fresher than I have for a while.

Hopefully this will show itself on the pitch.

We couldn’t have asked for a better start to the season and I think everyone involved really played their part in what was an impressive win over Glamorgan.

We were under real pressure in our first innings and it was nice to be able to play a part in getting us back on track.

Brooksie [Jack Brooks] batted absolutely brilliantly and it was nice to just anchor one end and enjoy watching him hammer the ball to all parts of the ground.

Some of the shots he played in that innings were ridiculous!

I’m so pleased for him because his time with us has been hampered by injury, and it was great to see him show what a quality performer he is.

Just like last year, our bowling attack were superb and it’s a privilege to have a front row seat.

Josh [Davey] and Brooksie both bowled beautifully, but special mention has to go to Craig and Jamie [Overton], whose performances were very impressive.

Another two players who deserve a mention are Ben Green and Tom Abell.

Abes is an outstanding captain and his passion for this club is there for all to see. To see him get a hundred was pretty special and it meant so much to him.

Ben was expecting to spend the week carrying the drinks and the hand sanitisers, but he ended up as a concussion replacement for George Bartlett.

To come in at short notice and then go on to make his first 50 was something that he will remember for a long time.

It’s absolutely vital that we keep this momentum going now.

We have to go to Northamptonshire and do the business, not just for ourselves but for our incredible members and supporters.