TOM Abell admitted that he was hugely disappointed with the final outcome, despite hitting his maiden T20 century, as Somerset crashed out of the Vitality Blast with defeat to Middlesex on Friday night.

Abell's 101no led Somerset to 226-5 in Taunton, but with Eoin Morgan smashing 83no off just 29 balls, the visitors managed to chase it down with six wickets and 18 balls to spare.

Abell said afterwards: "The overriding emotion is disappointment - we have not finished the competition well.

"At times we've been really good, at others we've let ourselves down; we haven't reached our potential in the competition.

"We felt capable of achieving something special in this competition, but we didn't pull it off tonight.

"We're a young side and we will learn from this.

"There are positives to take out of the competition - Tom Banton is such a talent, the sky's the limit for him, and Eddie Byrom and Tom Lammonby have come in and done so well."

Scoring a century in this competition would have surprised Abell himself more than most at the start of this campaign.

He said: "At the start of the season I wouldn't have put myself in the 2nd XI for T20.

"But I've worked really hard with Jason [Kerr] and the rest of the team, and found something that works for me.

"And of course Tom Banton and Babar have set a great platform at the top of the order this year.

"I'm very proud to be a Somerset player, so I had shivers down my spine on getting to the 100."

The treble dream may now be over, but having already won the Royal London One-Day Cup, Somerset are right in the mix for a first ever County Championship title, with three matches to go and Essex just ahead of them at the top.

"We've got to dust ourselves off now, because we have a massive three weeks coming up," Abell added.

"We have the intention of winning every game and we feel we can do that.

"There's still so much to play for."