WATCH: McGrath Looking for First Innings Runs


After an entralling final day in Taunton, which saw Somerset clinch a narrow Specsavers County Championship victory, Anthony McGrath spoke after play to reflect on a positive fightback from his players that saw play go down to the wire.

However, McGrath was keen to point out the improvements needed from his batsmen to churn out the runs in both innings of the match, which was so successful in the Championship winning campaign. Impressive, half centuries from Nick Browne, Tom Westley and Ryan ten Doeschate in difficult Day Four conditions at Taunton, which will no doubt be taken forward into the future matches, starting against Hampshire next week.

Essex currently sit mid-table after bonus points moved the side above Wednesday’s opponents, Hampshire. The South Coast side visit Chelmsford with two wins and its a chance for Ryan ten Doeschate’s men to bounce backfor the get a fourth victory on the board.