Rain washes final day away at Taunton
There was no play at all on the final day of Somerset’s LV=County Championship match against Worcestershire that was abandoned as a draw early on Monday afternoon.
Somerset take 11 points from the match compared to their opponents six points and remain in sixth place in the table nine points ahead with a game in hand over seventh place Sussex.
Reflecting on the match captain Marcus Trescothick said afterwards: “Gaining points on people who are close to you in the competition is always important, but we are disappointed not to get the volume of cricket that we wanted.
“Once you get 500 on the board you are always in a decent position to then build pressure to try to create something. The situation dictated that they came out positively yesterday but they would have played differently if they had played the full two days.”
Marcus went on: “However we batted well in our first innings and bowled really nicely with the new ball so we are pretty pleased all in all.”
Regarding his own innings of 85 the captain said: “When you have been out of the team for quite a while you come in and feel desperate to get back into form and make a difference in the game.
“We all appreciated how big a game this was for us in the context of the competition and losing the toss and being put into bat you didn’t know what was going to happen.
“When we lost an early wicket we were under pressure, so you have to work hard and we managed to do so and get ourselves into a good position.
“Five people have really put their hand up and got the volume of runs that have been lacking throughout the course of the season so far.”
Looking ahead to the next game the skipper added: “ We go to Headingley next which we all know is going to be a tough game so hopefully we can carry on with this form.”