AFTER Somerset's draw away at Lancashire at the weekend, captain Tom Abell said he felt going for the win wasn't possible.

He said: "It was obviously a bit of a damp squib for the majority.

“We went to Lancashire yesterday afternoon before the second new ball about the possibility of making a game.

“We wanted to set up a game where both teams would have a chance of winning but ultimately it didn’t feel right (to us)."

The result is Somerset's fourth draw this season so far and it leaves them in eighth place in the County Championship Division One.

Abell added: "We felt we needed the best part of 96 overs to bowl a side out and it wasn’t right for them at the time, which is fair enough.

“So we had to build our lead and losing those wickets last night probably affected our ability this morning a little bit to push on.

“A chase of only 50 or 60 overs only plays into their hands."

Aside from the result though, there were some standout performances with both bat and ball.

To start, James Rew scored a century in both of Somerset's innings, further highlighting his potential and this season cementing his place as Somerset's most consistent batsman.

Kasey Aldridge put in another quality showing with the bat, scoring 101 runs not out in the second innings and Tom Lammonby picked up 78 in the same innings.

With the ball, debutant Matt Henry scored 50 in the first innings and managed a four-wicket haul as well. Craig Overton also took four in the match.

Abell said: "So it turned into a bit of a damp squib but I don’t want to take that away from the efforts over the four days.

“There were two very good sides two quality attacks on show. Some of the performances the boys put in, particularly Rewy. Two hundreds in a game doesn’t happen very often. The way he played in the first innings was exceptional.

“With the ball I felt we asked a lot of them, challenged them and asked really tough questions of them."

Moving forward, Somerset are away once again in the County Championship next week, this time to Middlesex.

The Cidermen are next playing in Taunton in the Vitality Blast competition on Wednesday, May 24.