After their narrow five-wicket loss to Gloucester this weekend Somerset Captain Lewis Gregory reacted to the match.

It was a close game between the two county sides which was only decided in the end by a six from Gloucester's Ben Charlesworth off the penultimate ball of the innings.

Somerset skipper Gregory said: "It was a very disappointing result for us, but hats off to the Gloucestershire lads, who played beautifully at the end to get them over the line.

"With five overs to go in our innings it didn't look as though we had enough runs, but Tom Banton and Ben Green got us up to what we felt was a winning total.

"Frustratingly, we weren't quite at our best with the ball or in the field. Riley Meredith is struggling to move because of a back spasm, but hopefully it isn't too serious.

"It's harder to clear the ropes against someone like him who can bowl at 95 miles per hour, so we missed him. Now we have four big games coming up and will be aiming for four wins to get a home quarter-final. We back ourselves to do that."

Gloucestershire captain Jack Taylor said: "When it gets close like that, it's a great feeling to get over the line. It was a tough end to their innings for us after doing a great job for 18 overs, but that can happen in T20 cricket and the two Somerset boys played well.

"We were hoping to chase nearer 175, but 195 is only a par score at this ground so we were still optimistic at the halfway stage. The boundary was small and the pitch good.

"Marchant de Lange is an awesome addition to our attack in this competition and today he really pegged them back. I had hands like feet today and dropped a couple of catches, but our bowlers performed really well and then four or five of us chipped in with the bat.

"We are right in the mix to finish in the top four of the group, but there is still a lot of hard work to do."