Close of Play

  • Wed, 15 Apr - day 1 - Warwickshire 1st innings 189/3 (IR Bell 84*, JO Troughton 58*, 54.2 ov)
  • Thu, 16 Apr - day 2 - Somerset 1st innings 70/0 (ME Trescothick 27*, AV Suppiah 31*, 19 ov)
  • Fri, 17 Apr - day 3 - Somerset 1st innings 454/4 (JC Hildreth 191*, C Kieswetter 53*, 115 ov)
  • Sat, 18 Apr - day 4 - Warwickshire 2nd innings 108/1 (38 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • Hildreth re-writes the record books

    James Hildreth wrote his name into the record books at Taunton by recording the earliest triple-century in an English season

  • Hildreth sets a marker for the season

    For several years James Hildreth has been classified as an unfulfilled talent who has fallen short of expectations. Could 2009 be his year?

  • Bell shines on gloomy day

    Ian Bell has already stated how much he wants to win back his England place, but it was his bat that spoke most eloquently on the opening day of the Championship season

  • Bell states his England case

    Ian Bell enhanced his prospects of an England recall as he took the honours for the second day running at Taunton. Bell, who started the day on 84, finished with 172 but still felt he had more to offer on a surface full of runs