Dominic Cork hailed the character of his Royals after they suffered Friends Life t20 finals day heartbreak.
The Hampshire skipper admitted losing out to Somerset in a super over was tough to take.
But he has backed the county’s young guns to bounce back.
‘I thought it was typical of how we’ve played all season,’ said the 40-year-old skipper, who once again refused to be drawn on a potential retirement date.
‘We’ve always come back and shown character and that’s one thing we do do.
‘I’m sure it’s disappointing for the guys now.
‘But we’ve just been involved in two semi-finals as a group of four teams that have gone to a super over and to be involved in that is fantastic.
‘The experience, as we had last year when winning it, will stand the younger guys, who will play more of these finals in the future to come, in good stead.’