Second XI Championship: Match abandoned
Somerset were due to be in Second XI Championship action today on day three of their three-day match against Kent at The Polo Farm Ground.
Unfortunately due to poor weather no play has been possible on the final day and the match has been abandoned as a draw. Somerset take 13 points from the game and Kent 10.
Somerset were due to begin the final day of this match on 237 for four, a lead of 392.
The match scorecard can be viewed by clicking here
The full Somerset squad for this match was: Chris Rogers, Marcus Trescothick, Tom Lammonby, Adam Hose, Alex Barrow, Josh Davey, Michael Leask, Dom Bess, Jack Leach, Jake Roberts (Wiltshire), Paul van Meekeren (Holland) and Andy Hazeldine (MCC YCS).
The hosts resumed on 47 for three on day two but the Somerset bowlers continued to put them under pressure as they slumped to 67 for five as Josh Davey and birthday boy Jack Leach both struck early. However, Jonathan Lewis steadied the ship and his 40 took the score to 131 before he became Leach’s second victim of the day. Kent reached the lunch interval at 135 for six.
After the break Paul van Meekeren claimed three wickets to finish with figures of five for 20 from 13.4 overs as Somerset dismissed the hosts for 154 to lead by 155 runs after the first innings.
Somerset’s second innings started strongly as Marcus Trescothick and Chris Rogers put on 77 for the opening wicket before the former England opener was trapped lbw for 34. Rogers went on to make 48 from 73 balls before being dismissed with the score on 97. Adam Hose and Tom Lammonby put on 124 for the third wicket before Hose was out for an impressive 81. Lammonby went on to make 48 whilst Josh Davey (4) and Michael Leask (7) ensured that Somerset reached the close of play on 237 for four, a lead of 392 runs.
Kent won the toss and elected to bowl.
Somerset openers Marcus Trescothick and Adam Hose put on 27 for the opening wicket before Hose was caught behind for six. Trescothick and Chris Rogers then added 58 before the Australian was also caught behind for 23 with the score on 85. Trescothick remained unbeaten on 42 by the time the lunch interval arrived as Somerset reached the break on 94 for two.
After lunch Trescothick moved to 53 before becoming wicket-keeper Oliver Robinson’s third victim. Alex Barrow was bowled for 11 by Matt Hudd before Robinson took his fourth catch to account for Tom Lammonby to leave Somerset on 141 for five. Josh Davey then departed for eight without a run being added to the total. Jack Leach was stumped by Robinson but an impressive knock by Michael Leask saw Somerset reach tea with the scoreboard showing 248 for seven. The Scottish International was unbeaten on 64 alongside Dom Bess (26*)
After tea Leask went on to make an excellent 108 from 133 balls as Somerset were dismissed for 309.
The hosts struggled in their reply as two wickets from Paul van Meekeren and a wicket for Jack Leach reduced Kent to 47 for three at the close.