SOMERSET are up and running in the LV= Insurance County Championship after defeating champions Warwickshire by an innings and 82 runs inside three days at Taunton.

Tom Abell’s side, who began the season with three straight defeats, quickly took Warwickshire’s last first-innings wicket in the morning session to secure a lead of 249 and then bowled the visitors out for 167 second time around.

The Somerset captain said "it feels very good" after the win.

"Results haven't gone our way in the last two or three weeks so this win and the manner of the performance is incredibly pleasing. It was a pretty complete performance from us.

"We scored 450 having been put in on a wicket conducive to seamers and then our bowling attack asked questions of their batsmen the whole time.

"They all executed their plans perfectly. Brooksy is one of those players who, when he gets on a roll, he's impossible to stop and that was an unbelievable passage of play. The crowd really got involved and the connection between the crowd and the players was fantastic. It was amazing to be out there through that period. It was a very special session for us.

"That was close to how we were playing our cricket a couple of years ago. I feel we are getting our identity back. I thought we were fantastic last week without getting the result but we're over the moon about this."