County Championship: Somerset seal victory over Worcestershire
|Specsavers County Championship Division One, The Cooper Associates County Floor, Taunton (day three):|
|Somerset 202 & 255: Hildreth 111no, Trescothick 43; Barnard 6-37|
|Worcestershire 179 & 195: Barnard 45no, Fell 41; Gregory 3-35, Groenewald 3-51|
|Somerset (20 pts) beat Worcestershire (Three pts) by 83 runs|
Somerset made a profitable begin to their County Championship marketing campaign by beating Worcestershire by 83 runs at Taunton.
They failed so as to add to their in a single day 255-9 as Ed Barnard (6-37) bowled Tim Groenewald, leaving James Hildreth unbeaten on 111.
Set 279 to win, Worcestershire misplaced early wickets and regardless of Tom Fell’s 41, they went into lunch on 85-6.
The tailenders added 74 for the final two wickets, with Barnard making 45 not out, however they have been all out for 195.
A run-out ended the sport with greater than 4 classes to spare as Barnard known as Steve Magoffin for a second run and he was overwhelmed by Matt Renshaw’s throw to the bowler’s finish.
Worcestershire have begun the summer season with back-to-back defeats following promotion from Division Two final season.
And their top-order batsmen have been unable to again up Barnard’s all-round efforts as he hit a six and 5 fours within the second innings, to go along with his 50 earlier within the recreation and match figures with the ball of 11-89.
Lewis Gregory and Tim Groenewald every took three wickets for Somerset, who supported their bowlers with some sharp catching, most notably Renshaw, who clung onto a troublesome low likelihood at third slip to ship George Rhodes on his method.
Their solely setback was an damage to Eddie Byrom, who wanted remedy on the boundary edge after apparently dislocating a shoulder.
Somerset all-rounder Lewis Gregory (on reviews of a 28-day method by one other membership): “I actually know nothing about an method for me by one other county.
“I’m beneath contract for this season and have been discussing a brand new one. I’ve no considered leaving Somerset.
“We’re delighted to get off to a profitable begin. We realized from the primary innings and bowled higher at this time.
“Tim Groenewald produced an outstanding spell simply earlier than lunch and all of us chipped in.”
Worcestershire captain Joe Leach: “We felt Matt Renshaw had put a foot on the rope earlier than throwing the ball in to expire Steve Magoffin.
“As we misplaced by greater than 80 runs, it in all probability would not have made any distinction, however there have been huge last-wicket partnerships and also you by no means know.
“In the long run our fielding has price us the sport. I do not know what number of catches we dropped, nevertheless it was too many.”