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With just six days to go now until Membership for 2016 goes on sale we are continuing our look back at your favourite moments from last season.
Today we go back to our last LV= County Championship match of the season which saw Somerset welcome Warwickshire to the County Ground, Taunton. In a dramatic encounter which saw Somerset maintain top flight status, two spinners came to the fore on a memorable final day of the season as Tom Cooper and Jack Leach bowled Somerset to victory.
Chasing 225 for victory, the visitors were bowled out for 207 with Leach and Cooper taking nine wickets between them.
Resuming on 20 without loss at the start of day four, Warwickshire openers Varun Chopra and Ian Westwood took the total onto 43 when Westwood, pushing forward to Alfonso Thomas, was caught by wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi. New batsman Ian Bell played a classic cover drive to see up the 50, but when part-time bowler Cooper came into the attack from the River End, the complexion of the game changed.
The off-spinner proceeded to take a wicket in each of his first three overs. Chopra was bowled for 33, Laurie Evans was caught by Ronchi with the total on 83, and Freddie Coleman was stumped by Ronchi four runs later. Cooper wasn’t done yet and in the 40th over he had Tim Ambrose well caught at square leg by Lewis Gregory, which made Warwickshire 89 for five.
By lunch Warwickshire had moved onto 104 for five off 46 overs with Bell unbeaten on 43 and Clarke five not out whilst Cooper had taken four for 13 .
Leach struck with the first ball after lunch when he had Clarke caught at mid wicket by Peter Trego for five. Bell hit a straight six off Cooper to go to his half-century, which came off 124 balls with 9 fours and a six, but two balls later the bowler got his rewards when the England batsman played on.
Keith Barker struck some lusty blows but he was stumped off the bowling of Leach 46. Jeetan Patel took Warwickshire closer to victory, but on 27 he was caught and bowled by Leach, making the visitors 197 for nine. The final wicket of the match fell to Leach when he had Oliver Hannon-Dalby caught by Cooper and Warwickshire were all out for 207 off 64.1 overs, giving Somerset victory by 17 runs.
Cooper ended with a career best five for 76 with Leach claiming four for 74 and match figures of 11 for 180.
What will be our third moment of 2015? Check back here tomorrow to find out.
Remember that 2016 Membership goes on sale on Monday.
Membership renewal packs will be sent out week commencing Monday November 9th.