Somerset director of cricket Matt Maynard:"It was a very good team performance. To get 280 in the first innings was a great effort, led by Hildreth and Abell, I was delighted by that, and then similarly the way the seamers came into the match as the game wore on.
"Craig Overton's intensity with the ball in the first innings was high class. It set a real good tone for the whole of that innings and put the Warwickshire players under a lot of pressure. Our seamers bowled really well and gave the batsmen no easy leaves and, if there was anything in the wicket, they found it and made life very uncomfortable."So now it's Lancashire at home, then Surrey away and Middlesex at home, so it's two out of three at home and our spinners are bowling well and getting into a good rhythm and I'm sure it will turn at The Oval too so we've given ourselves a chance and that's what we wanted to do."
Mark Davis, Sussex head coach:“This game went wrong on day one. We chose to bowl first and conditions didn’t suit us, the ball got wet and was hard to bowl with - but we lost control and we need to be better than that.“To score 400 on that pitch was far too many and that set the rest of the game up.“Had we got 250-280 in the first innings, we could have put them under more pressure on this final day but ultimately we didn’t play well enough on day one."
Northants head coach David Ripley:“I think we played really well against a good side playing some good cricket. Sussex had the best of conditions bowling on the first day when it was very overcast and it was the quality of our batting to get us a good score, then our bowling to chip away on the second day was excellent.“We’ve been looking to improve our batting. We’ve got the talent their it’s just the collective desire to grind our those points sometimes."So over four days it’s as good as we’ve played all season.”