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Thank you for joining us Apr 18th, 13:58

Thank you for joining us over the last four days.

See you back here again soon.

Gloucestershire win by 8 wickets Apr 18th, 13:03

Fittingly for the visitors it is James Bracey who hits the winning runs.

Gloucestershire 156/2 and win the match by 8 wickets.

Gloucestershire 146/2 Apr 18th, 12:57

The visitors need just 7 runs for victory

Craig back into the attack Apr 18th, 12:29

Craig Overton is back into the attack, this time from the Marcus Trescothick Pavilion End.

Gloucestershire 118/2.

50 for Bracey and 100 for Gloucestershire Apr 18th, 12:19

That’s 50 for James Bracey from 84 balls.

Gloucestershire 101/2.

PHOTO Apr 18th, 12:11

Welcome to the game! Apr 18th, 12:08

Marchant de Lange welcomes Tom Lace to the crease with an excellent bouncer!

Gloucestershire 89/2.

WICKET! Gloucestershire 89/2 Apr 18th, 12:06

Marchant de Lange makes the breakthrough.

Kraigg Brathwaite (36) chases a wide one and chops on.

Gloucestershire 89/2, needing a further 64 runs.

Marchant replaces Lewis Apr 18th, 11:42

Marchant de Lange is into the attack at the Marcus Trescothick Pavilion End.

Gloucestershire 68/1.

85 runs required for the visitors.

Jack into the attack Apr 18th, 11:38

Jack Leach has the ball in his hands at the River End.

Could this bring the breakthrough for Somerset?

99 needed Apr 18th, 11:28

The Gloucestershire target falls below the 100 mark.

Gloucestershire 54/1.

Big appeal! Apr 18th, 11:21

Craig Overton and Steve Davies appeal for the catch but umpire Illingworth is unmoved.

Gloucestershire 49/1.

Close! Apr 18th, 11:14

Craig Overton is looking impressive this morning and he beats Kraigg Brathwaite with an absolute beauty.

Close!

Gloucestershire 40/1.

Craig from the River End Apr 18th, 11:08

Craig Overton will bowl the second over of the morning from the River End.

Gloucestershire 32/1.

Lewis to open the bowling Apr 18th, 10:59

Lewis Gregory will open things up from the Marcus Trescothick Pavilion End.

James Bracey will face the first ball.

Gloucestershire 28/1.

Here we go! Apr 18th, 10:58

Somerset need 9 wickets.

Gloucestershire need 125 runs.

Which way will this local derby go?

PHOTO Apr 18th, 09:48

HIGHLIGHTS Apr 18th, 09:48

PHOTO Apr 18th, 09:48

DAY FOUR Apr 18th, 09:26

Good morning from the Cooper Associates County Ground! It’s another sunny day here in Taunton and we are all set for the conclusion of Somerset vs Gloucestershire 

Close of play Apr 17th, 18:53

Gloucestershire are 28/1 at the close of play on day three.

Somerset need 9 wickets whilst the visitors need 125 runs.

Tense enough for you?

See you back here tomorrow for what promises to be a dramatic final day.

WICKET! Gloucestershire 10/1 Apr 17th, 18:26

Craig Overton bowls Chris Dent for 9.

Gloucestershire 10/1.

Craig from the River End Apr 17th, 18:18

Craig Overton is steaming in from the River End.

Gloucestershire 4/0.

Lewis to open the bowling Apr 17th, 18:12

Lewis Gregory will open the bowling from the Marcus Trescothick Pavilion End.

Kraigg Brathwaite will face the first ball.

Here we go Apr 17th, 18:12

Somerset need 10 wickets. 

Gloucestershire need 153 runs.

There are 10 overs left in the day.

Game on!

Wicket: Somerset 149 all out Apr 17th, 18:05

Kraigg Brathwaite eventually holds on to the catch as Josh Davey (22) becomes Ryan Higgins’ fourth victim.

Somerset all out for 149.

Gloucestershire require 153.

The lead is 150 Apr 17th, 17:55

Somerset 147/9 which means that the lead is now 150.

Wicket: Somerset 143/9 Apr 17th, 17:44

Marchant de Lange is lbw to Graeme van Buuren for 0.

Here comes Jack Leach.

Somerset 143/9.

The lead is 146.

Wicket: Somerset 142/8 Apr 17th, 17:38

James Hildreth is adjudged lbw for 64.

Marchant de Lange is the new man.

Somerset 142/8 and the lead is 145.

50 partnership Apr 17th, 17:36

That’s the 50 partnership between James Hildreth and Josh Davey.

 

50 for James Hildreth Apr 17th, 17:01

That’s the 78th First Class 50 of James Hildreth’s career.

How valuable could his innings prove to be?

Somerset 

100 for Somerset Apr 17th, 16:31

That’s 100 on the board for the home side.

James Hildreth claims a single off Matt Taylor and Somerset reach three figures.

The lead is 103.

The lead is over 100 Apr 17th, 16:17

Josh Davey takes two off the second ball of Matt Taylor’s first over after tea and the Somerset lead is 101.

Somerset 98/7.

Evening session Apr 17th, 16:10

We are about to get back underway at the Cooper Associates County Ground.

Ryan Higgins has the ball at the Marcus Trescothick Pavilion End. James Hildreth will face the first ball of the evening session.

Somerset 92/7.

PHOTO Apr 17th, 15:13
A minute of silence in memory of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
 
Play will now pause Apr 17th, 14:52

Somerset 92/7 Apr 17th, 14:51

As a mark of respect, we will now pause to coincide with the funeral of HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.

 

Wicket: Somerset 88/7 Apr 17th, 14:41

Lewis Gregory (8) is caught by Ryan Higgins off the bowling of Matt Taylor.

Somerset 88/7.

Wicket: Somerset 71/6 Apr 17th, 14:12

Craig Overton is bowled by Ryan Higgins for 2.

Lewis Gregory will now  join James Hildreth in the middle.

Somerset 71/6.

Wicket: Somerset 68/5 Apr 17th, 14:00

Steve Davies is caught at second slip by George Hankins off the bowling of David Payne.

The new batsman is Craig Overton.

Somerset 68/5, a lead of 71.

50 on the board for Somerset Apr 17th, 13:44

James Hildreth takes a four off David Payne and takes Somerset past the 50 mark.

Somerset 51/4.

Afternoon session Apr 17th, 13:43

We are about to start the afternoon session.

David Payne will bowl to James Hildreth from the River End.

Somerset 47/4.

Lunch Apr 17th, 13:02

That’s lunch on day three.

Somerset are 47/4 which is a lead of 50 runs.

See you back here after the sandwiches.

PHOTO Apr 17th, 12:54

Wicket: Somerset 37/4 Apr 17th, 12:38

George Bartlett (0) edges one to James Bracey who takes the catch at head height and Dom Goodman has his man.

Steve Davies is on his way to the middle.

Somerset 37/4.

Change of bowling: Somerset 36/3 Apr 17th, 12:36

Dom Goodman is on at the Marcus Trescothick Pavilion End.

Somerset 36/3.

Wicket: Somerset 36/3 Apr 17th, 12:35

Chris Dent takes the catch at third slip as Matt Taylor claims the wicket of Tom Banton.

The opener goes for 18 and Taylor gets his man with the final ball of his first over.

George Bartlett is the new batsman.

Somerset 36/3 and lead by 39.

Wicket: Somerset 18/2 Apr 17th, 12:09

Tom Abell is lbw to Ryan Higgins for 6.

James Hildreth is on his way to the middle.

Somerset 18/2.

Wicket: Somerset 2/1 Apr 17th, 11:47

Ryan Higgins finds Tom Lammonby’s edge and James Bracey takes the catch.

Tom Abell is the new man.

Somerset 2/1.

Higgins to bowl the second over Apr 17th, 11:45

Ryan Higgins will bowl the second over from the Marcus Trescothick Pavilion End.

Somerset 2/0.

Tom Banton to face the first ball Apr 17th, 11:40

David Payne will open the bowling from the River End.

Tom Banton will face the first ball.

Somerset 0/0.

WICKET! Gloucestershire 309 all out Apr 17th, 11:31

Matt Taylor is lbw to Marchant de Lange for 56.

Gloucestershire are all out for 309.

Somerset have a first innings lead of 3 runs.

PHOTO Apr 17th, 11:25

WICKET! Gloucestershire 304/9 Apr 17th, 11:07

De Lange strikes!

That’s another bowling point as the South African takes a catch low down off his own bowling to remove David Payne for 12.

Gloucestershire 304/9.

Here comes Marchant Apr 17th, 11:04

Marchant de Lange will bowl the second over of the day from the Marcus Trescothick Pavilion End.

Gloucestershire 302/8.

We are about to get under way Apr 17th, 11:01

It’s another sunny day at the Cooper Associates County Ground.

We are about to get under way with Gloucestershire resuming on 301/8.

Craig Overton will open the bowling from the River End.

LIVE STREAM Apr 17th, 10:57

Up and running!

Reminder Apr 17th, 10:06

As a mark of respect, all nine LV= Insurance County Championship matches will pause between 2:50pm and 4:10pm today, to coincide with the funeral of HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.

HIGHLIGHTS Apr 17th, 10:06

Close of play Apr 16th, 18:52

That’s it for today.

Gloucestershire 301/8.

The visitors trail by 11 runs with two wickets remaining.

Thank you for your company today and we will see you back here tomorrow.

50 for Taylor and 300 for Gloucestershire Apr 16th, 18:50

That’s a maiden First Class 50 for Matt Taylor and another batting point for the visitors.

Gloucestershire 301/8.

WICKET! Gloucestershire 274/8 Apr 16th, 18:19

That’s the one that Somerset want.

James Bracey goes for 118.

James Hildreth takes the catch and Lewis Gregory has a second wicket.

Gloucestershire 274/8.

Century for Bracey Apr 16th, 17:38

That’s a century for James Bracey from 208 balls.

Gloucestershire 239/7.

New ball taken: Gloucestershire 217/7 Apr 16th, 17:17

The new ball is taken and Craig Overton has it in his hand at the Marcus Trescothick Pavilion End.

Gloucestershire 217/7.

WICKET! Gloucestershire 203/7 Apr 16th, 16:52

Craig Overton takes a very good catch low to his right and Lewis Gregory accounts for George Scott for 10.

Gloucestershire 203/7.

Batting point for Gloucestershire Apr 16th, 16:46

James Bracey finds the boundary rope with the second ball of the 71st over to take the visitors to 200 and a first batting point.

Gloucestershire 200/6.

Evening session Apr 16th, 16:23

The players are back out and Jack Leach is about to bowl the first over after tea from the River End.

Gloucestershire 189/6.

Tea: Gloucestershire 189/6 Apr 16th, 16:00

That’s tea ladies and gentlemen.

Gloucestershire are 189/6 and still trail by 123 runs.

On comes the captain Apr 16th, 15:57

Tom Abell is into the attack at the Marcus Trescothick Pavilion End.

Gloucestershire 188/6.

WICKET! Gloucestershire 177/6 Apr 16th, 15:28

Marchant de Lange has his second!

George Hankins is trapped lbw for 4.

Gloucestershire 177/6.

PHOTO Apr 16th, 15:22

WICKET! Gloucestershire 160/5 Apr 16th, 15:04

Josh Davey has his man!

Ryan Higgins is caught by James Hildreth for 23.

Gloucestershire 160/5, trailing by 152 runs with 5 wickets remaining.

50 for Bracey Apr 16th, 14:41

James Bracey has 50.

Gloucestershire 137/4.

WICKET! Gloucestershire 119/4 Apr 16th, 14:12

Craig Overton strikes again as Lewis Gregory takes a good catch at second slip to account for Graeme van Buuren (4).

That’s three wickets for Craig.

In comes Ryan Higgins.

Gloucestershire 119/4.

WICKET! Gloucestershire 105/3 Apr 16th, 13:56

Tom Banton takes the catch at extra cover and Craig Overton celebrates the wicket as Tom Lace goes for 7.

Graeme van Buuren is the new man.

Gloucestershire 105/3.

100-up for Gloucestershire Apr 16th, 13:51

That’s the 100 on the board for the visitors.

Gloucestershire 101/2 at the end of the 36th over.

Craig to bowl the second over after lunch Apr 16th, 13:49

Craig Overton has the ball in his hands at the Marcus Trescothick Pavilion End.

Gloucestershire 98/2.

Afternoon session Apr 16th, 13:42

Jack Leach will open the bowling from the River End.

James Bracey will face the first ball after lunch.

Gloucestershire 97/2.

Lunch on day two: Gloucestershire 97/2 Apr 16th, 13:08

That’s lunch on day two.

Gloucestershire 97/2, trailing by 215 runs with 8 wickets in hand.

PHOTO Apr 16th, 12:52

The feeling you get when you take your first wicket for your new County!

WICKET! Gloucestershire 87/2 Apr 16th, 12:35

Marchant de Lange finds Chris Dent’s edge and the Gloucestershire man is caught behind by Steve Davies and goes for 50.

That’s de Lange’s first County Championship wicket for the Club.

Gloucestershire 87/2.

Jack into the attack Apr 16th, 12:20

Jack Leach is into the attack from the River End.

Gloucestershire 85/1.

50 for Dent Apr 16th, 12:17

That’s 50 for Chris Dent from 70 balls.

Gloucestershire 85/1.

WICKET! Gloucestershire 41/1 Apr 16th, 12:17

Kraigg Brathwaite is trapped lbw by Craig Overton 

PHOTO Apr 16th, 11:36

TWEET Apr 16th, 11:35

Lewis from the Marcus Trescothick Pavilion End Apr 16th, 11:05

Lewis Gregory opens the bowling from the Marcus Trescothick Pavilion End.

Gloucestershire 14/0.

Here we go! Apr 16th, 10:59

We are ready to go here at the Cooper Associates County Ground.

Gloucestershire will resume on 13/0.

Craig Overton will bowl the opening over from the River End.

LIVE STREAM Apr 16th, 10:35

Up and running for day two!

HIGHLIGHTS Apr 16th, 09:57

Thank you for joining us Apr 15th, 18:22

Thank you for your company today.

We will see you back here at 11am tomorrow!

Close of play: Gloucestershire 13/0 Apr 15th, 18:21

Kraigg Brathwaite and Chris Dent negotiate the three overs and the visitors finish the day on 13/0.

Craig from the River End Apr 15th, 18:16

Craig Overton will bowl from the River End.

Gloucestershire 2/0.

We are underway Apr 15th, 18:15

Gloucestershire facing a potentially uncomfortable three overs.

Lewis Gregory will open from the Marcus Trescothick Pavilion End.

Gloucestershire 0/0.

Three overs for the visitors Apr 15th, 18:02

Gloucestershire will face three overs tonight.

Wicket: Somerset 312 all out Apr 15th, 18:01

Marchant de Lange is caught by Tom Lace off the bowling of Matt Taylor for 37.

Somerset 312 all out.

Wicket: Somerset 312/9 Apr 15th, 17:57

Josh Davey (17) edges Dom Goodman to Kraigg Brathwaite at slip and the young Gloucestershire man has his maiden First Class wicket.

In comes Jack Leach.

Somerset 312/9.

Third batting point secured Apr 15th, 17:45

That’s the third batting point for Somerset.

Somerset 300/8.

Wicket: Somerset 264/8 Apr 15th, 17:16

Steve Davies chops on against David Payne for 87 and that’s the end of a very fine innings.

Marchant de Lange is the new man.

Somerset 264/8.

Wicket: Somerset 255/7 Apr 15th, 17:01

Lewis Gregory goes for 13.

He is caught at backward point by George Scott off the bowling of David Payne.

Josh Davey is the next batsman.

Somerset 255/7.

PHOTO Apr 15th, 16:59

A second batting point for Somerset Apr 15th, 16:58

That’s another batting point for Somerset.

Somerset 250/6.

Gloucestershire take the new ball Apr 15th, 16:57

David Payne has a brand new cherry in his hands at the River End.

Somerset 249/6.

Wicket: Somerset 226/6 Apr 15th, 16:23

Ryan Higgins finds Craig Overton’s outside edge and the Somerset allrounder is caught by George Hankins for 54.

In comes Lewis Gregory.

Somerset 226/6.

Evening session Apr 15th, 16:05

We are ready to go here at the Cooper Associates County Ground.

Craig Overton will face the first ball from Ryan Higgins who is running in from the Marcus Trescothick Pavilion End.

Somerset 222/5.

Time for tea! Apr 15th, 15:43

At tea, Somerset are 222/5.

Steve Davies 65 not out and Craig Overton 53 not out.

Somerset 222/5.

CRAIG OVERTON Apr 15th, 15:38

50 for Craig Overton Apr 15th, 15:36

That’s a 12th First Class 50 for Craig Overton.

It’s come from 66 balls.

Steve Davies and Craig Overton Apr 15th, 15:33

100 partnership Apr 15th, 15:30

That’s the 100 partnership between Steve Davies and Craig Overton.

It’s come from just 122 balls.

First batting point secured Apr 15th, 15:28

Craig Overton and Steve Davies take Somerset to a first batting point.

Somerset 200/5.

ANALYSIS Apr 15th, 15:19

50 for Steve Davies! Apr 15th, 15:09

That’s a 63rd First Class 50 for Steve Davies from 91 balls.

Somerset 187/5.

 

STEVE DAVIES Apr 15th, 15:09

50 Partnership Apr 15th, 14:40

Steve Davies plays Matt Taylor beautifully through point to bring up the 50 partnership with Craig Overton.

150 for Somerset Apr 15th, 14:36

Steve Davies puts George Scott to the boundary rope for 4 off the final ball of the 47th over to take Somerset past the 150-mark.

Somerset 152/5.

Wicket: Somerset 110 for five Apr 15th, 14:05

George Bartlett is given out lbw to Ryan Higgins for 22.

Craig Overton is the next batsman.

Somerset 110/5.

100 on the board Apr 15th, 13:51

George Bartlett takes Somerset to three figures with a four off Ryan Higgins.

Somerset 100/4 after 34 overs.

Afternoon session Apr 15th, 13:42

Welcome back to the Cooper Associates County Ground for the afternoon session.

Ryan Higgins will bowl the first ball of the afternoon from the Marcus Trescothick Pavilion End.

George Bartlett is taking guard.

Somerset 96/4.

Lunch: Somerset 94/4 Apr 15th, 13:02

That’s lunch and Somerset are 94/4.

Steve Davies 8 not out and George Bartlett 11 not out.

See you back here in 40 minutes.

Somerset 94/4.

Gloucestershire turn to spin: Somerset 80/4 Apr 15th, 12:51

Graeme van Buuren is into the attack from the River End.

Steve Davies dispatches the first two balls of the over to the ropes.

Somerset 80/4.

Wicket: Somerset 80/4 Apr 15th, 12:45

Tom Lace takes an excellent diving one-handed catch at square leg to remove James Hildreth for 17, and Matt Taylor has his second wicket.

Steve Davies is the next man in.

Somerset 80/4.

Wicket: Somerset 69/3 Apr 15th, 12:34

Tom Abell is given out lbw for 26 off the bowling of Matt Taylor.

George Bartlett is on his way to the crease.

Somerset 69/3.

TWEET Apr 15th, 12:25

PHOTO Apr 15th, 12:23

50 on the board: Somerset 53/2 Apr 15th, 12:05

Tom Abell flicks Matt Taylor off his legs for four to take Somerset past the 50-mark.

Somerset 53/2.

Change of bowlers: Somerset 45/2 Apr 15th, 12:00

Gloucestershire are ringing the changes with Matt Taylor taking the ball in hand at the River End and Dominic Goodman taking it at the Marcus Trescothick Pavilion End.

Somerset 45/2.

Wicket: Somerset 42/2 Apr 15th, 11:43

Tom Banton (29) is unlucky as the ball comes off the bottom of the bat and rolls into the stumps, dislodging the bails.

David Payne celebrates claiming the wicket as James Hildreth heads to the middle.

Somerset 42/2.

TWEET Apr 15th, 11:37

Wicket: Somerset 4/1 Apr 15th, 11:08

Ryan Higgins finds Tom Lammonby’s outside edge and George Hankins takes the catch in the slips.

Somerset’s young opener departs for 0.

Club Captain, Tom Abell is the new batsman.

Somerset 4/1.

Somerset 4/0 Apr 15th, 11:05

Ryan Higgins will open the bowling from the Marcus Trescothick Pavilion End.

Here we go Apr 15th, 11:04

David Payne will open the bowling from the River End.

Tom Banton will face the first ball.

 

Somerset XI Apr 15th, 10:51

Heads or tails? Apr 15th, 10:47

Gloucestershire win the toss Apr 15th, 10:42

The latest from the middle is that Gloucestershire have won the toss and will bowl.

LIVE STREAM Apr 15th, 10:34

Up and running!

Good morning! Apr 15th, 09:12

Good morning and welcome to our first home County Championship fixture of the 2021 season! It’s the local derby between Somerset and Gloucestershire starting today! A game that needs no introduction, already heightened as both sides claimed victory in the opening round. It’s to the Cooper Associates County Ground that we head for the next iteration of the rivalry and what a lovely day to get underway. It’s a cold, crisp morning but the sun is shining and the forecast for the next 4 days is good. Join us throughout the day for all the latest, with the live streaming service available from roughly 10:30am.