SOMERSET'S Vitality County Championship Division One opening match ended in a draw against Kent at the Spitfire Ground.

Speaking after the stalemate, Lewis Gregory said he was pleased with the effort shown, but wants to to put more pressure on the squad as the season progresses.

“All in all it was a pretty decent three days. We’d have liked to have forced the issue today and it didn’t quite work out that way, but the lads can take a lot of confidence from this game going forward," he said.

“For the first game of the season there were a few nerves flying around so for most of the batters to get time in the middle was really encouraging.”

"It becomes very hard work, but the guys have got to find a way. That’s something I’ve put on to them all year. When you’re on wickets that don’t really assist it’s finding a way to do a job.

“I thought we were fantastic in the first innings, to bowl them out for 280 on a pretty docile wicket with a Kookaburra was a really good effort and with two early poles today we were hoping for the same.”