County Cricket 2007 / News

Somerset v Leicestershire, Pro40, Taunton

Powerful Somerset move top

Cricinfo staff

August 28, 2007

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Somerset 287 for 6 (Trescothick 54, Langer 53, Snape 3-49) beat Leicestershire 177 (Sadler 54*, Caddick 3-40) by 110 runs
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Somerset moved top of Pro40 Division Two with a thumping 110-run win against Leicestershire. The batting, led by Marcus Trescothick and Justin Langer, again fired to propel Somerset to 287 and the visitors didn't make an impression.

There was no let-up from the home side's strong batting line-up after Jeremy Snape offered them first use of the pitch. Trescothick laid into the Leicestershire bowling with a 40-ball 54 before driving a catch to Snape at short extra-cover. Langer, who it 92 yesterday, continued his fine form with a robust 53 off 47 deliveries.

Leicestershire did come back into the game as Snape removed Langer and Ian Blackwell, but James Hildreth and Wes Durston played expertly in the closing overs and added 86.

The run-chase began with an early flurry of boundaries from Nick Walker, but when he was bowled by Andy Caddick wickets fell regularly. John Sadler managed an unbeaten 54, but the cause had long since been lost when Caddick and Blackwell wrapped up the tail.

Team Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts Net RR For Against
Somerset 6 4 1 0 1 9 +0.838 1283/198.0 1117/198.0
Durham 6 4 2 0 0 8 +1.040 1200/180.2 1223/217.5
Yorkshire 6 3 2 0 1 7 -0.493 833/175.3 827/157.5
Surrey 5 3 2 0 0 6 +0.653 1015/162.1 938/167.2
Middlesex 6 3 3 0 0 6 +0.516 1169/198.2 1072/199.2
Kent 5 3 2 0 0 6 +0.090 1028/192.2 1051/200.0
Leicestershire 6 2 3 0 1 5 -0.984 978/190.5 1067/174.4
Derbyshire 5 1 4 0 0 2 -0.251 829/140.5 895/145.5
Glamorgan 5 0 4 0 1 1 -2.632 558/118.0 703/95.3

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