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Total: 43

Wickets: 1

Overs: 19.0

Overs Left: 0.0

Last WKT: 25

Last Man: 13

Runs Req: 168






2 Edward Byrom *





3 Adam Hose










10 Kyle Abbott *





11 Brad Wheal





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CLOSE OF PLAY Jun 27th, 18:42

That’s it for the day. Somerset 43/1 from 19 overs heading into day three

UPDATE Jun 27th, 17:44

Nothing to report unfortunately, still raining here at the Ageas Bowl. Don’t be surprised if that is it for the day

NEWS Jun 27th, 16:34

Whilst the rain continues to fall, we do have one bit of news to bring you. Chris Rogers, who is scheduled to go away with Australia ‘A’ today, will return to the Club in a month for the remainder of the season.

You can read the full story here

INTERVAL REPORT Jun 27th, 16:14

Gareth Berg made the breakthrough for Hampshire before the rain arrived on Day Two of the Division One Specsavers County Championship fixture with Somerset at the Ageas Bowl.

Fast bowler Berg managed to tempt Marcus Trescothick into a cut shot, which in hindsight appeared too close and full to play.

The former England opener chopped onto his own stumps to depart for 13.

Rain eventually fell after 54 minutes of action with the solid grey skies turning darker.

Only 13 overs were managed when play was called for the session, with 25 runs scored and Zimbabwean debutant Eddie Byrom reaching an unbeaten 13.

UPDATE Jun 27th, 16:06

Still nothing to report unfortunately. It’s still raining and the full covers remain on. The forecast for the rest of the day looks bleak.

Jun 27th, 15:01

The current scene here on the south coast.

RAIN: Somerset 43/1 Jun 27th, 14:57

Adam Hose, who has Hampshire connections remember and was born on the Isle of Wight, strokes two lovely boundaries but the rain comes in and the players go off. Somerset 43/1

Somerset 35/1 Jun 27th, 14:49

Quiet period this in the match as both sides looking to gain control in a fascinating contest. Great to see 2 youngsters out there for Somerset fighting hard for every run.

WICKET: Somerset 25/1 Jun 27th, 14:27

Trescothick is bowled by Berg for 13 and Somerset are 25/1, Adam Hose is the new man

Somerset 20/0 Jun 27th, 14:04

We are underway here on day two as the predicted rain has yet to reach us. Hopefully we can get as much play in as possible. Bryrom guides Berg through backward point for a couple and Somerset are underway for the day

UPDATE Jun 27th, 13:21

Currently looking very gloomy here at the Ageas Bowl but no rain at the moment. Play is due to resume at 2pm

DAY TWO Jun 27th, 11:55

Good morning from the Ageas Bowl where unfortunately the forecast is looking bleak for the day. It’s not too bad at the moment and we will keep you updated right here. Below are full highlights of yesterday’s play

CLOSE Jun 26th, 21:20

Trescothick and Byrom survive the 6 overs without alarm. Somerset 18/0 replying to Hampshire’s 211/9 declared. Thanks for joining us on the match centre today and we’ll see you all tomorrow for day two!

Somerset 10/0 Jun 26th, 21:09

Eddie Byrom is off the mark, a proud moment for him and Somerset are heading towards the end of the day

Somerset 4/0 Jun 26th, 20:56

Out come Marcus Trescothick and Eddie Byrom! First ball is cut to the boundary for 4 by Trescothick

DECLARATION Jun 26th, 20:48

Hampshire have declared 211/9 and Somerset will face 6 overs this evening

WICKET! Hampshire 199/9 Jun 26th, 20:42

GONE! Maximum bowling points in the bag for Somerset! Gregory is too good for McManus and Hampshire are 199/9!

WICKET! Hampshire 198/8 Jun 26th, 20:35

Gregory has 2, pinning Berg LBW and that’s the 8th wicket to fall! Hampshire 198/8

NEW BALL: Hampshire 189/7 Jun 26th, 20:14

Must have been a difficult decision with Somerset on top but the new ball is taken. Will be interesting if the ball moves around this evening

Hampshire 189/7 Jun 26th, 20:11

Hampshire 189/7 as natural light still takes precedence over the floodlights. It’s been 22 overs since a boundary has been scored

Hampshire 182/7 Jun 26th, 20:06

Very nearly a run-out as a mix-up between the batsmen doesn’t quite cost either with their wicket. Against the spin of Jack Leach, Lewis Gregory at slip is fielding on his knees due to the slowness of the pitch.

VIDEOS Jun 26th, 19:56

Here are those last two wickets!

WICKET! Hampshire 172/7 Jun 26th, 19:51

GONE!! Excellent period for Somerset this as Groenewald cleans up Holland! Hampshire 172/7!

WICKET! Hampshire 172/6 Jun 26th, 19:46

OUT! Leach has the crucial wicket of Vince! He’s smartly caught down the legside by Davies and Hampshire are 172/6! Leach has a very good record against Vince, and has dismissed him on multiple occasions over the past year.

WICKET! Hampshire 169/5 Jun 26th, 19:38

Ervine goes back to cut Leach but feathers through to Davies! Hampshire 169/5 from 71.4 overs

Hampshire 166/4 Jun 26th, 19:24

More tight bowling from Somerset after the resumption. They really have bowled well today on a pitch that appears slow. They have applied plenty of pressure and the Hampshire run-rate very much reflects that.

Hampshire 157/4 Jun 26th, 19:11

Back underway here at the Ageas Bowl and the floodlights are on but not really taking effect yet. Hampshire 157/4

INTERVAL REPORT: Jun 26th, 18:54

Craig Overton grabbed two wickets during a perfect spell of bowling to leave Hampshire in a spot of trouble against Somerset.

Overton, who missed out on making his England debut in the Twenty20 series against South Africa, managed to eke life out of a flat wicket.

The fast bowler broke the 84 run partnership between Jimmy Adams and Liam Dawson in the fourth over after lunch, when he had the former caught at first slip by James Hildreth.

While the ball to get that wicket had jagged away slightly, the delivery to see off Rilee Rossouw was a standard short delivery.

The out-of-form South African top edged before Steven Davies pulled off a wonderful diving catch to hold the steepling chance – Rossouw has now scored five ducks in his last eight Specsavers County Championship innings.

Dawson made a careful 132-ball half century before Lewis Gregory got one to keep low and move in to see the England international lbw.

Captain George Bailey soon followed when he clipped a Tim Groenewald delivery off his legs to Overton at midwicket – who struggled to keep out the action in the session.

The Australian’s wicket saw Hampshire fall from 84 without loss to 132 for four.

But James Vince and Sean Ervine steadied the ship somewhat before the end of the second session as they patiently maneuvered the score to 157.

In the process Vince collected his 7,500th first-class run as he reached an unbeaten 37 at the interval.

INTERVAL: Hampshire 157/4 Jun 26th, 18:53

Hampshire reach the end of the second session at 157/4. Craig Overton (2), Gregory and Groenewald with the wickets

WICKET! Hampshire 138/4 Jun 26th, 18:20

Groenewald picks up Bailey! He goes for 4 and Hampshire are 136/4

WICKET! Hampshire 112/3 Jun 26th, 17:43

Dawson goes! Breakthrough for Somerset as Gregory picks up his 1st, winning an LBW to a ball that keeps a tad low – 112/3

VIDEOS Jun 26th, 17:14

Here’s a look at those 2 wickets to fall. Craig Overton has been right on the money today and has very impressive figures!

WICKET! Hampshire 87/2 Jun 26th, 17:07

Top-edge pull from Rossouw and it’s a good catch from Davies running back. Overton has 2, Somerset have 2! Hampshire 87/2


WICKET! Hampshire 85/1 Jun 26th, 17:00

Breakthrough for Somerset! It’s Craig Overton the man, having Adams caught low down by Hildreth at 1st slip! Hampshire 85/1

Jun 26th, 16:47

Back underway here at the Ageas Bowl – Hampshire 76/0

TEA REPORT: Jun 26th, 16:13

Liam Dawson returned from his stint with England to play his part in a 74-run stand with Jimmy Adams in the afternoon session at the Ageas Bowl.

Dawson was part of the national twenty20 side which beat South Africa in a three day series.

And he looked the part opening the batting as he appeared comfortable against an unthreatening new pink ball.

Dawson and Adams were watchful early on after George Bailey had won the toss and elected to bat on a flat wicket, but took their opportunities to open their arms as they reached 30 and 40 not outs respectively.

Despite the lack of addition in the wickets column, Somerset’s fast bowling attack proved miserly with Craig Overton in particular appearing difficult to get away.

TEA: Hampshire 74/0 Jun 26th, 16:08

That’s the end of the first session here at the Ageas Bowl with Hampshire 74/0. Suggestions on what the sessions should be called? We’ve gone with TEA but not sure what will follow that!

Hampshire 68/0 Jun 26th, 15:50

Still no breakthrough for Somerset under sunny skies here on the South Coast. They have all bowled well and are still desperately searching for a breakthrough

Hampshire 43/0 Jun 26th, 14:51

Tim Groenewald now into the attack as Hampshire’s steady start continues.

Hampshire 8/0 Jun 26th, 14:18

Little bit of seam movement on offer for Gregory and Davey as the Hampshire batsmen remain cautious early on. It will be very interesting to see how the pink ball and the floodlights affect batting conditions throughout the 4 days.

Hampshire 0/0 Jun 26th, 14:02

We are underway here at the Ageas Bowl! Lewis Gregory with pink ball in hand!

TEAM NEWS Jun 26th, 13:49

Congratulations to Eddie Byrom who makes his Somerset debut!! Play to start at 2pm

Hampshire XI: Adams, Dawson, Rossouw, Vince, Bailey*, Ervine, McManus+, Holland, Berg, Abbott, Taylor.

TOSS NEWS Jun 26th, 13:34

Hampshire win the toss and elect to bat first


Good afternoon! Jun 26th, 13:18

Good afternoon from the Ageas Bowl! We are all set for Somerset’s first ever pink ball match! News from the toss will be at 1:30pm

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