Weather frustrates Somerset on Day Four


A potentially exciting finish to this LV= Insurance County Championship was prevented when rain washed out the final day of this match between Somerset and Yorkshire at the Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton.

Somerset were due to resume their second innings on 225 for six, leading by 373, with George Bartlett unbeaten just 12 short of a century. However, the wet weather set in just before 11am and, although a 2.35pm start was planned following an early lunch, with 50 overs still possible, rain returned to frustrate all hopes of getting underway.

Umpires Hassan Adnan and Tom Lungley took the decision to abandon the match at just after 3pm.

It was a disappointing end to a contest the home side had controlled from day two, but which might have seen Yorkshire take up the challenge of a last day run chase on a placid pitch.

Somerset took 15 points from the match and remain second from bottom of the First Division table, while Yorkshire’s 12 saw them move up to fifth place.

Somerset Captain, Tom Abell said: “It was a really good three days for us, so today is very disappointing. It wasn’t meant to be but I’m very proud of the guys and the effort that they put in over three days to put us in such a dominant position.”

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