Kerrigan was something of a surprise selection in what was effectively a dead rubber at the Oval against Australia and he failed to press his claims for another call-up any time soon after being smashed out of the attack.
The slow left-armer conceded 53 runs from just eight overs on day one and was not called upon to bowl again, with England captain Alastair Cook turning to senior spinner Graeme Swann and part-time medium-pacer Jonathan Trott to give the fast bowlers some respite thereafter.
It was an experience that left Kerrigan frustrated but the Lancashire man, who has taken 54 LV= County Championship Division Two wickets this season at an average of 20.30, is determined to move on.
"I'm my own biggest critic and I was really disappointed with how it went," he told BBC Radio Lancashire.
"I tried to rely on the times where I've been nervous but also come out of the other side and done really well from that. I wouldn't say it was just nerves. Technically, it didn't click. That's what happens with young spinners. I'm 24, still learning my action and still learning the game.
"I was feeling sorry for myself for a couple of days (afterwards), but getting back into things straight away with Lancashire helped.
"(England team director) Andy Flower took me to one side (at The Oval) and said 'you are far better off having the experience you've had now rather than getting a go in four or five years, and it would be an even greater story if you bounced back from it and had a prospering Test career'.
"As long as I keep an energy about myself, wanting to get better - an experience like that drives you on to get better, get back into the side and, if you get another chance, prove what you can do."