Abell reflects on Essex Defeat

Somerset captain Tom Abell said after the match: “You’ve got to give credit to the way Porter bowled. I thought there was a little bit in the wicket throughout the game and he certainly extracted the most out of it. At the same time it was a pretty disappointing effort with the bat from us again – not for the first time this season. We’re not good enough with the bat at the moment, simple as that. They outperformed us in all areas.

“Confidence is down as it would be given the form of a lot of our batting line-up. There’s no substitute for runs and time out in the middle. Unfortunately none of our batting line-up have found any rhythm and had any extended period of time at the crease this season. It’s an issue we’re all too aware of. It is all very well trying to address it in the nets and in training, but it is difficult to put it right.

“From a batting point of view we’re constantly under the pump because we’re not playing well and we’re chasing big scores. That pressure feeds through the batting line-up and it’s not helping us at the moment. As individuals we need to stand up – that’s all we can do. At the end of the day, as players we’re not performing.”

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