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Total: 112

Wickets: 7

Overs: 40.4

Overs Left: 36.2

Last WKT: 107

Last Man: 2

Runs Req: 182






7 Lewis Gregory





9 Craig Overton *










7 Ryan McLaren





8 Jordan Clark *





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WICKET & TEA: Somerset 107 for 7. Apr 24th, 15:50


Josh Davey is the latest victim to fall and Somerset go into tea on 107 for 7, trailing by 188 runs. #

WICKET! Somerset 104 for 6 Apr 24th, 15:36


Hildreth is the next man to fall as he is trapped LBW to McLaren for 43.

Somerset 104 for 6.

WICKET! Somerset 99 for 5. Apr 24th, 15:29


Trego is caught by Livingstone off the bowling of Clark for 7. Somerset 99 for 5.

WICKET! Somerset 86 for 4. Apr 24th, 14:59


The ball keeps low from Anderson to Steve Davies and he is bowled for 3.

Somerset 86 for 4.

WICKET! Somerset 82 for 3. Apr 24th, 14:49


Trescothick has been caught by McLaren off the bowling of Anderson for 36. Somerset 82 for 3, trailing by 213 runs.

WICKET! Lancashire 38 for 2. Apr 24th, 14:06

WICKET! Abell is caught behind for 0 off the bowling of McLaren. Somerset 38 for 2 with Hildreth joining Trescothick at the crease.

WICKET! Somerset 29 for 1. Apr 24th, 13:46

OUT! Elgar is trapped LBW to Jarvis for 8 and we are 29 for 1, requiring a further 266 runs.

First Session Round Up Apr 24th, 13:29

At lunch Somerset require 266 runs to win with all their wickets in hand after another thrilling session of this Specsavers County Championship Division One clash with Lancashire.

The hosts began this fourth and final day with a lead of 254 runs and had extended that to 295 by the time Lewis Gregory had dismissed Ryan McLaren (45) and Steven Parry (44) with Tim Groenewald accounting for Kyle Jarvis third ball for 0.

A short break for rain saw five overs lost from the day’s play but with 77 overs to reach their target, Somerset faced the new ball pair of Jimmy Anderson and Jarvis with some confidence.

Trescothick was dropped behind the stumps on six by a diving Alex Davies off Jarvis but Lancashire went into the interval knowing they cannot afford any more mistakes after lunch with Somerset resuming on 29-0 off 10 overs.

LUNCH - Somerset 29 for 0. Apr 24th, 13:06

Lunch at Lancashire and Somerset have moved onto 29 for 0 loss, needing a further 266 runs from 67 overs for the win.

All Out: Lancashire 463. Apr 24th, 12:27

Busy morning at the Emirates Old Trafford so far as Lancashire are all out for 463.

Somerset bowling figures: Gregory: 32-7-74-5 | Davey: 20-5-40-0 | Groenewald: 28-6-87-1 | Overton: 31-5-98-2 | Trego: 16-3-66-0 | Leach: 34-7-88-2

Somerset will need 295 runs from 77 overs.

WATCH: Video Highlights from Day 3 Apr 24th, 10:09

Highlights from yesterday’s play are now available to view:

Close, Day 3: Lancashire 423 for 7 Apr 23rd, 18:07

Close and Lancashire are 423 for 7, leading by 254 runs. Parry 22* & McLaren 34*.

Join us tomorrow for an interesting final day!

To read a comprehensive match report on today’s play, please click here.

WICKET! Lancashire 379 for 7. Apr 23rd, 17:05


Jordan is stumped by Davies off the bowling of Leach for 5.

Lancashire 379 for 7, leading by 210 runs.

WICKET! Lancashire 360 for 6 Apr 23rd, 16:28


Livingstone is caught by Elgar off of Leach for 168 – a fantastic knock from the batsman.

Lancashire 360 for 6, leading by 191 runs.

Second Session Round Up Apr 23rd, 16:15

Two wickets in one over from Somerset’s Craig Overton saw this captivating game swing back towards the visitors after almost four hours of batting dominance from Lancashire.

Overton first trapped Rob Jones lbw for 35 before three balls later Dean Villas departed the same way without scoring as Lancashire went into the tea break at 357-5 with a lead of 188.

Earlier opener Alex Davies became the first wicket of the day when he also fell lbw to Lewis Gregory for a superb 130 with the dismissal bringing to an end a mammoth partnership of 245 for the third wicket with Liam Livingstone.

Livingstone himself shows no sign of relinquishing his wicket easily with the stand in captain moving to 168 not out by the interval – his highest score in first class cricket.

Tea, Day 3 - Lancashire 357 for 5 Apr 23rd, 16:05

Tea on Day 3 and has Craig Overton double wicket over brought Somerset back into the game?

Lancashire 357 for 5, leading by 188 runs.



WICKET! Lancashire 354 for 5! Apr 23rd, 15:55


Craig Overton takes is second in this over as Vilas is LBW for 0.

Lancashire 354 for 5, leading by 185 runs.

WICKET! Lancashire 354 for 4. Apr 23rd, 15:40


Craig Overton finally makes a breakthrough at Old Trafford as he traps Jones LBW for 35.

Lancashire 354 for 4.

UPDATE: Lancashire 305 for 3. Apr 23rd, 14:51

300 comes up for Lancashire as their lead extends to 136 runs. 305 for 3, Livingstone 133* and Jones 21*

WICKET! Lancashire 269 for 3. Apr 23rd, 14:09


Gregory gets the breakthrough we needed as Davies is trapped LBW for 130.

Lancashire 269 for 3, leading by 100 runs.

First Session Round Up Apr 23rd, 13:12

A fantastic morning session for Lancashire saw both Alex Davies and Liam Livingstone bring up centuries as the hosts began to manoeuvre themselves into a strong position in this game.

After conceding a first innings deficit of 169 runs and at one stage being 23-2, Davies (118*) and Livingstone (114*) batted through to lunch to by which time the Red Rose had reached 258-2 with a lead of 89.

Somerset took the new ball 10 minutes before the break and will hope their bowlers will take advantage after both batsmen looked at total ease through the session apart from when Livingstone was hit on the fingers by a vicious Craig Overton delivery leaving the stand in skipper requiring some lengthy treatment.

If the injury did effect the 23-year-old, it was not obvious as Livingstone smashed Jack Leach out of Old Trafford for an almighty six over midwicket before bringing up his century with another maximum off the same bowler.

Davies was slightly more circumspect but his ability to find gaps in the field and his desire to scamper for quick singles was of equal annoyance to an increasingly fed up looking Somerset outfit.

Lunch, Day 3: Lancashire 258 for 2 Apr 23rd, 13:05

Lunch on day 3 and its been Lancashire’s morning. They have progressed onto 258 for 2, leading by 89 runs. Livingstone 114* and Davies 125*

Update: Lancashire 211 for 2 Apr 23rd, 12:27

Somerset are still hunting for the breakthrough at the Emirates Old Trafford, Lancashire 211 for 2, leading by 42 runs.

Update: Lancashire 175 for 2 Apr 23rd, 11:40

150 run partnership between this pair takes Lancashire into the lead. 175 for 2.

UPDATE: Lancashire 163 for 2 Apr 23rd, 11:25

25 minutes gone and Lancashire have move onto 163 for 2, trailing by 6 runs.

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Apr 23rd, 09:00

Watch the highlights from Day 2 at the Emirates Old Trafford:

Close, Day 2: Lancashire 152 for 2. Apr 22nd, 18:19

Close of Play on Day 2 and its been a good fight back from Lancashire with the bat.

They finish on 152 for 2, trailing by 17 runs.

To read the full match report from today’s play, please click here.

Update: Lancashire 136 for 2. Apr 22nd, 17:51

This is proving a useful partnership for Lancashire as they progress onto 136 for 2, trailing our first innings total by 33 runs.

Update: Lancashire 80 for 2. Apr 22nd, 16:54

Jack Leach comes onto bowl as Lancashire move onto 80 for 2, still trailing our first innings total by 89 runs.

Second Session Round Up Apr 22nd, 16:00
Lancashire lost two prime wickets in the afternoon session of their Specsavers County Championship against Somerset and their batsmen face a long fight to restore their fortunes on the second evening and third day of the game at Emirates Old Trafford.
After conceding a substantial first-innings of 169, the home side were 51 for two at tea with both Haseeb Hameed and Luke Procter having fallen to Lewis Gregory, who claimed both his wickets in a seven- over spell with the new ball.
Hameed was caught at slip by Peter Trego for seven when playing uncharacteristically far from his body and Procter had his off stump tickled when he played inside a good ball from the Somerset seamer.
At tea Alex Davies was 23 not out and Liam Livingstone was unbeaten on 17 but Lancashire need another 118 runs before the deficit is cleared.
Earlier in the session Tim Groenewald had been bowled by Kyle Jarvis for 20, a dismissal which ended the last man’s 37-run stand with the opener, Dean Elgar, who remained unbeaten on 113 after batting through Somerset’s first innings of 278.
Tea, Day 2: Lancashire 51 for 2 Apr 22nd, 15:55

Tea on Day 2 and Lancashire are 51 for 2, trailing our first innings total by 118 runs.

Davies 23* and Livingstone 17*

WICKET! Lancashire are 23 for 2! Apr 22nd, 15:15


Second one for Gregory as Proctor is bowled for 4.

Lancashire are 23 for 2.

WICKET: Lancashire 17 for 1! Apr 22nd, 14:59


First wicket falls for Lancashire as Hameed is out, caught Trego, bowled Gregory for 7.

Lancashire are 17 for 1

WICKET! Somerset 278 All Out. Apr 22nd, 14:25


Groenewald is out for 20, bowled by Jarvis. Elgar carries his bat finishing on 113*.

Somerset 278, a lead of 169 runs.

First Session Round Up Apr 22nd, 13:37
Somerset enjoyed an outstanding morning on the second day of their Specsavers County Championship match against Lancashire at Emirates Old Trafford and were 276-nine at lunch, thus giving Tom Abell’s men an impressive first-innings lead of 167 runs with one wicket in hand.
The visitors’ opener, Dean Elgar, reached a quite superb century with a two to backward square-leg off James Anderson just before the interval. The South African had batted 328 minutes when he reached the landmark, faced 205 balls and he had hit 11 fours.
Elgar also passed 10,000 first-class runs when he reached 71 but his efforts were hardly less meritorious than those of the Somerset number 10, Jack Leach, who made his maiden first-class fifty before being caught by wicketkeeper Alex Davies off Jordan Clark for 52.
By then, though, Leach had put on 96 with Elgar and had built what may become a match-winning lead for his side. Several of his eight boundaries were fine cricket shots, although this was a morning which is unlikely to make the Lancashire bowlers’ end of season video package.
In the home side’s defence it might be pointed that the fresher atmosphere and bright sunlight made batting a far easier proposition on Saturday than it had been when Liam Livingstone’s team were bowled out for 109 twenty-four hours earlier.
Elgar was 112 not out at the end of the extended session in which he had helped his team score 123 runs. His last-wicket stand with Tim Groenewald ( 19 not out ) is so far worth 35 runs
Lunch, Day 2: Somerset 276 for 9. Apr 22nd, 13:35

Time for lunch on Day 2 and its been Somerset’s session. The lead has been extended to 167 runs with Elgar 112* and Groenewald 19*.

Somerset 276 for 9.

CENTURY! Somerset 248 for 9. Apr 22nd, 12:59

CENTURY for Elgar!

Fantastic and crucial innings from our overseas player.

Somerset 247 for 9, leading by 138 runs.

50 & OUT! Somerset 242 for 9. Apr 22nd, 12:47


Leach reaches 50 – his highest First Class Score but is caught behind the next ball. Somerset 241 for 9, leading by 132.


Update: Somerset 200 for 8. Apr 22nd, 12:03

200 comes up and the first batting point is secured. Somerset 200 for 8, Elgar 86* and Leach 26*. First innings lead of 91 runs…

50 Partnership! Somerset 195 for 8. Apr 22nd, 11:52

50 Partnership between Elgar (81*) and Leach (26*).

Somerset 195 for 8, leading by 86 runs.

Milestone Reached! Apr 22nd, 11:17

Congratulations to Dean Elgar for passing 10,000 First Class Runs.

Somerset 165 for 8, leading by 56 runs.

Pre Match, Day 2 Apr 22nd, 10:54

Thank you for joining us on Day 2 of our Specsavers County Championship Match against Lancashire.

Somerset will resume on 153 for 8 with Dean Elgar 66* and Jack Leach 1* looking to extend their current 44 run lead.

Highlights from yesterdays play will be available shortly.

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Apr 22nd, 09:00

Watch the highlights from our first day against Lancashire at the Emirates Old Trafford:

Milestone Reached! Apr 21st, 18:43

Congratulations to Craig Overton who has reached 150 First Class Wickets today!


Close, Day 1: Somerset 153 for 8! Apr 21st, 18:37


Somerset finish the day on 153 for 8 with a lead of 44 runs.

Elgar (66*) and Leach (1*) will resume tomorrow morning.

To read a comprehensive match report from today’s play, please click here.

WICKET! Somerset 148 for 8. Apr 21st, 18:10


Overton has been judged LBW to McLaren for 8.

Somerset 145 for 8 with a lead of 36 runs.

WICKET! Somerset 134 for 7! Apr 21st, 17:55


Davey goes for a first ball duck and Proctor is on a hat trick.

Somerset 134 for 7 now.

WICKET! Somerset 134 for 6. Apr 21st, 17:54


Gregory is trapped LBW by Proctor for 9.

Somerset 134 for 6 with a lead of 25. Elgar 59* is joined by Davey at the crease.

WICKET: Somerset 119 for 5. Apr 21st, 17:41


Useful 50 partnership with Elgar comes to an end as Trego is trapped LBW to McLaren for 19.

Somerset 119 for 5, with a slim lead of 10 runs.

WICKET! Somerset 67 for 4. Apr 21st, 16:40


Somerset are 67 for four as Davies is caught behind off Anderson by Davies for one.

Second Session Round Up Apr 21st, 16:16

Lancashire fought hard with both bat and ball after lunch to leave Somerset 63-three at the tea interval in reply to Lancashire’s first innings total of 109 all out.

Two excellent balls from Ryan McClaren trapped both Marcus Trescothick (20) and skipper Tom Abell (1) in front before the unlikely figure of Luke Procter accounted for James Hildreth who chopped on to his stumps off the last ball before tea for 12.

Earlier in the session, Liam Livingstone ran through an entertaining array of shots as he quickly ran out of partners before holing out on the boundary for 68 with England’s James Anderson the not out batsman.

Craig Overton finished with 5-47 and Tim Groenewald 3-8 as a succession of Lancashire batsman failed to support Livingstone, leaving Lancashire facing an uphill struggle as Somerset move into pole position in this match.

WICKET & TEA on Day 1! Somerset 63 for 3. Apr 21st, 16:01


Hildreth is bowled by Proctor for 12 and Somerset are 63 for 3.

Tea will now be taken.

WICKET! Somerset 44 for 2. Apr 21st, 15:47


Abell is trapped LBW to McLaren for 1 and Somerset are 44 for 2 as we approach tea.

Elgar and Hildreth at the crease.

WICKET: Somerset 42 for 1. Apr 21st, 15:36


McLaren makes the breakthrough for Lancashire as Trescothick departs for 20, caught behind by Davies.

Somerset 42 for 1.

Somerset 1st Innings Update Apr 21st, 15:05

Steady start from Trescothick (15*) and Elgar (9*) to see off the first ten overs.

Somerset 28 for 0 loss.

Somerset Bowling Figures Apr 21st, 14:45

Craig Overton: 13-5-47-5
Lewis Gregory: 8-5-20-0
Josh Davey: 12-2-33-2
Tim Groenewald: 8.4-6-8-3

ALL OUT! Lancashire: 109 Apr 21st, 14:33


The final Lancashire wicket falls to Groenewald with Livingstone caught in the deep by Leach.

Lancashire finish on 109 from their first innings

WICKET! Lancashire 84 for 9! Apr 21st, 14:15


Lancashire 84 for 9! Another tricky catch for Trescothick to grasp off the bowling of Groenewald sends Jarvis back for 1. England International James Anderson walks to the crease.

WICKET! Lancashire 83 for 8! Apr 21st, 14:09


Craig Overton claims his 5-fer as Parry chips the ball back for an easy caught and bowled.

Lancashire are 83 for 8 with Livingstone and Jarvis at the crease.

WICKET! Lancashire 75 for 7! Apr 21st, 14:02


Craig Overton strikes again as Clark is caught by Abell for 9.

Lancashire 75 for seven and Somerset are into the tail.

First Session Round Up Apr 21st, 13:15
A dramatic morning at Emirates Old Trafford saw Lancashire struggle their way to 64-six as Somerset’s Craig Overton and Josh Davey made the most of the overcast conditions in Manchester.
Jamie Overton was a late withdrawal from the visitor’s 11 but it was his twin brother who grabbed the bowling honours with a devastating spell which saw the 23-year-old dismiss Luke Procter, Rob Jones and Dean Vilas in the space of seven overs.
Josh Davey had made the early breakthrough for Somerset as openers Alex Davies and Haseeb Hameed both fell for a duck with Tim Groeneweld picking up the other wicket of Ryan McLaren.
Liam Livingstone remains not out at lunch with the stand in skipper facing 70 balls for his 28 alongside Jordan Clark who hit a single from his 28 balls.
Lunch, Day 1 Apr 21st, 13:06

It has been Somerset’s morning with Lancashire on 64 for 6.

Davey (2), Overton (3) & Groenewald amongst the wickets.

WICKET! Lancashire 42 for 6! Apr 21st, 11:22


Its been a hectic morning at Old Trafford as McLaren is the latest Lancashire batsman to fall, caught at first slip by Elgar off the bowling of Groenewald for 2.

Lancashire are 42 for 6 with Livingstone 12* and Clark 0*

WICKET! Lancashire 39 for 5! Apr 21st, 11:21

Five Down!

Lancashire are now five down as Vilas is trapped LBW to Overton for 4.

Lancashire are 39 for 5 with Livingstone and McLaren at the crease.

WICKET! Lancashire 35 for 4! Apr 21st, 11:08


Its been a fantastic first hour up at the Emirates Old Trafford with Jones trapped LBW to Craig Overton for 0.

Lancashire are 35 for four.

WICKET! Lancashire 35 for 3! Apr 21st, 11:00


Craig Overton takes the third wicket as Proctor is caught behind for 24.

Lancashire are 35 for three.

WICKET! Lancashire 1 for 2! Apr 21st, 10:17


Trescothick takes a superb low catch as Davies is out for 0 off the bowling Davey.

Lancashire are 1 for two with Livingstone the next man in.

WICKET! Lancashire 0 for 1! Apr 21st, 10:10


Great start & big breakthrough for Josh Davey as he dismisses Hameed for a duck, caught behind by Davies.

Lancashire 0 for one with Proctor the next man in.


Pre Match Apr 21st, 09:54

Welcome to Day 1 of Lancashire v Somerset from an overcast Emirates Old Trafford.

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