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Win for Notts on day three

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Today saw Nottinghamshire wrap up a three-day win over Somerset in this LV=County Championship Division One match at the Cooper Associates County Ground.

The highlight for the visitors was when Dane Paterson removed Tom Banton, Roelof van der Merwe and Lewis Goldsworthy with the first, second and fifth balls of the 49th over. He finished with figures of four for 46 as the visitors claimed victory by an innings and 160 runs.

Another cold, overcast day at Taunton began with the home side on 87 for seven and trailing by 361.

Jack Leach and Marchant de Lange fell to Hutton, while Paterson had Josh Davey caught behind as Somerset were all out for 107.

The hosts second innings started disappointingly when Steve Davies edged a good length ball from Fletcher and was caught behind with the total on ten. Tom Abell and Tom Lammonby took the score to 35 at lunch, but Abell nicked a defensive shot off Paterson through to wicketkeeper Tom Moores and when the experienced James Hildreth lost his off stump to Fletcher playing no shot the scoreboard read 44 for three.

Lammonby had reached 34 but edged to first slip off Hutton and it was 85 for four when Paterson began his memorable over.

By tea, taken at 98 for seven, the job was almost done. Leach hit five fours in a defiant 35 before being stumped giving fellow left-arm spinner Liam Patterson-White the charge.

Three belligerent sixes by de Lange gave the crowd something to cheer but he too fell to Patterson-White and Fletcher fittingly ended the match by bowling Jack Brooks.

At the close of play, Somerset Director of Cricket, Andy Hurry said: “We came into the game with a lot of expectation but we have been outplayed. We didn’t maximise our opportunities when the game was evenly poised on day one and we didn’t get the ball in challenging enough areas enough.

“We have to go away and reflect on this performance because we expect higher individual and collective performances from Somerset players. There are a number of lessons that we can take away from the game. We will dust ourselves down and come back stronger because there’s a lot of cricket still to be played in this competition.

“We back every single player in that changing room and we will look to put in a performance at Scarborough that gets us right back in the title hunt.”

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