RAPID half-centuries from Rilee Rossouw and Lewis Gregory paved the way for Somerset to clinch a Vitality Blast double over arch-rivals Gloucestershire with a seven-run win at a packed Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton.

After the match, Lewis Gregory said: “It’s always nice to win in front of a full house like we had here tonight. The atmosphere was amazing and it’s why we play the game."

When asked about his form improving, Gregory said: “It has been a frustrating summer for me so far. I felt that I have been hitting the ball well in the nets, but haven’t transferred that out into the middle.

“So to have a good week with the red ball stuff and then put in a performance to get us up to a total that was good enough to get us over the line tonight was pretty special."

Finally Gregory paid credit to his teammates.

“They got a couple of partnerships, but to break them at the end like we did in Sid’s (Peter Siddle’s) 19th over was fantastic. All the guys stuck at it and it was a tremendous evening."