Jimmy Adams: Hampshire must move on from heavy defeat

Hampshire captain Jimmy Adams
Jimmy Adams struggled with scores of just one and five in the nine-wicket defeat against Somerset

Hampshire captain Jimmy Adams says his side must pick themselves up after a heavy home County Championship defeat by Somerset.

Somerset wrapped up a nine-wicket victory inside three days after Hampshire were enforced to follow-on.

The loss was Hampshire's second in succession at the Ageas Bowl.

"The first innings was the real Achilles heel for us in this game, but we've got to try and turn things around," Adams told BBC Radio Solent.

Hampshire resume their T20 Blast campaign at Essex on Friday before travelling to Lord's to face Middlesex in County Championship Division One from Sunday.

"There was a good amount of spirit shown in the second innings, but we were too far behind the game to really make an impact," Adams added.

"You can dwell on things like this too much, but the lads are well aware of what we need to do. We need to make sure we have four good days next week at Lord's."

All-rounder Sean Ervine is set to be sidelined for at least two weeks after breaking a finger during the Somerset defeat, but one-day captain James Vince will return following his call-up to the England T20 squad.

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