By Matthew Fisher

We were very disappointed that, as a group, we didn’t put in our best performance against Essex earlier this week. But we will come back fighting against Somerset this weekend.

We hadn’t been dominated in a game before Essex, but we were in that game. We know we weren’t good enough for long enough, and that bites you quickly in first-class cricket.

It’s frustrating because, with a decent result and then a win against Somerset, you never know what might happen. You start thinking about the title race. But it wasn’t to be.

Steve Patterson, who knows exactly what it takes to win games, always bangs on about doing the good things for longer than the opposition. We’ll try and do that against Somerset.

Personally, I was pretty happy with my performance. The way I bowled in the second innings, I probably strived a bit too much for wickets. But it’s hard not to do that when you’re only defending a score of 92.

Other than that, I felt I was pretty decent with three wickets in the first innings. I got into my groove as the game went on and showed my skills. On another day, I might be talking about five wickets.

I was encouraged with how I batted (26 and 16) – dug in and didn’t give them much.

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