Gregory eyeing up bright future
Somerset skipper Lewis Gregory was disappointed to lose out in the T20 Blast final against Kent, but remained upbeat about the future ahead at Taunton.
The Spitfires emerged as 25-run victors in the domestic Twenty20 showpiece at Edgbaston on Saturday, while Warwickshire are 3.50 to win the County Championship this summer and Nottinghamshire can be backed at 3.75.
Over the next few years we have a real chance to be a dominant force in this format.Lewis Gregory
Somerset edged a thriller against the Hampshire Hawks to reach the final, only to be undone by a Kent side who had accounted for the Susses Sharks in their semi-final.
The Spitfires made 167-7 from their 20 overs in the final, with Somerset coming up 25 runs short as they could only reply with 142-9.
That left England all-rounder Gregory slightly despondent as his side tasted defeat in a T20 final for the fourth time, but he remained upbeat about what is being built for the future in the West Country.
Gregory takes positive approach
He told reporters: "It is disappointing to be on the wrong side of the result and unfortunately we didn't bring our best stuff. We were well short and were beaten by the better side.
"Last year we used this competition to have a look at a few guys, blood a few of the youngsters and given them a bit of experience. We've had payback for that this year. The youngsters are putting in match-winning performances.
"There are a few areas to iron out and get better at, but over the next few years we have a real chance to be a dominant force in this format."