ALEX Gidman is looking for Worcestershire to “pick up where we left off” in Specsavers County Championship cricket when they take on Durham at Blackfinch New Road on Tuesday (11am).

The County gained a convincing victory over Leicestershire at the Fischer County Ground with a maximum haul of 24 points in their only four-day fixture to date.

Now they will focus fully on red-ball cricket for two months with four of the next five Division Two fixtures at home against Durham, Middlesex, Lancashire and Sussex.

There is a block of eight Championship matches before the Vitality Blast gets under way in mid-July.

Worcestershire will strive to bounce back from the Royal London One-Day Cup quarter-final home defeat to Somerset last Friday.

First-team coach Gidman said: “I said to the lads afterwards that we simply can’t afford to dwell on this (the Somerset game) at all.

“They will have been disappointed and hurting after the game but when coming back in we need to be really raring to go and get ourselves mentally ready for Tuesday.

“There is no physical work that needs to be done, it’s just the mental adjustments to red-ball cricket.

"We got off to an extremely good start in that, albeit one game, and we will look to pick up where we left off and get into that.

“In a way it’s good now that it’s a block of red-ball cricket and we can get our teeth into that and try our very best to continue that good start to the season."

The player had two days off over the weekend to recharge their batteries after a full-on one-day cup campaign during the past month.

Gidman added: “This has been a very intense, quite a mentally fatiguing competition and we need to manage the minds as carefully as possible and a bit of a refresh is what the lads will have got.”

Worcestershire CEO Matt Rawnsley will stage the first of his members' forums this summer before the start of play on Tuesday in the Graeme Hick Pavilion from 9.30am.

Members will have the opportunity to ask questions of Rawnsley who brought in the forums last summer.