Somerset Seconds lost their three day friendly match against their old rivals Gloucestershire at Bristol CC by five runs.

Batting first the hosts were bowled out for 251 off 54 overs, James Hayman taking 4-73, Adam Dibble 4-79 and Michael Munday 2-34.

By the close of the first day Somerset had moved onto 196-3.

On the second day Somerset were eventually all out for 376, Craig Meschede hitting 52, Devon Conway 82 and Calum Haggett an unbeaten 34 and batting for a second time Gloucestershire had reached 194-7.

On the final morning Gloucestershire eventually reached 273 all out, Munday taking 4-50 and David Stiff 3-77, leaving Somerset needing 149 for victory.

Chasing down their total Somerset were all out for 143, with Haggett top scoring with 41, Robin Lett making 24 and Stiff 22.

At the end of the game Second XI coach Jason Kerr said: “This was a disappointing result given that we were in such a strong position on the last morning. In their second innings we didn’t execute our bowling skills very well or keep the pressure on, which allowed them to get more runs that they should have.”

“When we batted we didn’t adapt to the situation and nobody really applied themselves apart from Calum Haggett who batted very well.”