Dougie Brown spoke with Brian Halford following the Bears second NaTWest T20 Blast win of the season, at home to Durham Jets.

“It was a very professional performance,” Brown said. “We were very disciplined with the ball with Rikki Clarke and Olly Hannon-Dalby starting us off well, Chris Woakes bowling out the powerplay and the spinners squeezing in the middle. They had great support in the field and we took wickets all the way through which is something we talk about doing, playing an aggressive brand of cricket.

“Varun Chopra played superbly and deserved a hundred. It was a pretty special innings and he batted like a century-maker in every way. It was a top partnership between him and Ian Bell up front.

“It makes a huge difference when you can bring someone like Chris Woakes back into the side. We had to make a difficult call and leave out a couple of guys who have been outstanding for us. Belly and I have got some tough calls to make selection-wise. Nobody likes getting a tap on the shoulder to say ‘sorry you’re not playing’ but when you have got a lot of guys in contention someone has to miss out.

“We haven’t played our best cricket. I still don’t think this was it – we did most of it really well but there are still things to work on.”