Worcestershire First Team Coach Alex Gidman gave his reaction after the 127 run defeat to Middlesex in the Specsavers County Championship at Blackfinch New Road.

The County were bowled out on the final day for 225 with Daryl Mitchell and Ross Whiteley scoring half centuries.

Gidman said: “It was a disappointing performance all-round really. We were below what we expect of ourselves.

“The lads have acknowledged that we have performed poorly by our own standards that we set but not through lack of trying.

“We just didn’t get it quite right enough in enough of the disciplines over the course of the three and a bit days.

“We battled today but they are disappointed not seeing the job through.

“As a collective, we identified the first four Championship games. We would have some plans, methods, clear tactics and we were going to review it after the four games which we will do now.

“We will go away and discuss the areas of our game we need to do better, and things we haven’t being doing so well.

“We will discuss all three disciplines. Yes, we’ve got some competition for places. Any team, any business would want as much competition as possible.

“We’ve got some competition for places and that is certainly an area we will be discussing.”