Mark Robinson believes his side lost 'all the momentum this morning' as Warwickshire fell to a three-day defeat to Surrey at Edgaston.

Having restricted Surrey to 211 for 8 with two late wickets on day two, the visitors turned their overnight 61-run lead to 131 with a batting onslaught from Jamie Smith and Dan Worrall.

The pair put on 47, with Smith adding the further 23 when the seamer finally departed looking to hit a big six. It was a partnership that heavily swung the contest towards The Oval Outfit and Robinson is keen to learn from it and move.

“We lost all the momentum this morning and credit to Worrall and Smith,” said the First Team Coach. “The next minute you’re four down and then you’re dead really. We fought hard to get a score on day one and we were disappointed to lose the last two wickets as quickly as we did on that second morning. You see what that pair did and it’s cricket isn’t it?

“I stood in front of the camera after the Kent game ecstatic, because we’ve got over the line in the match. We’ve come second today and we’ll dust ourselves down. We think we’re going in the right direction and there’s a touch of a reality check to make sure we don’t get too carried away.

“We lived with them for two days and we’ve got blown away in one session and that’s killed us, so we’ll move on. We’re going to Hampshire, take on another good attack and another feisty team, and we’ll give it a good go.”