Close of Play

  • Tue, 26 Aug - day 1 - Hampshire 1st innings 300/7 (RA Smith 7*, SD Udal 3*, 78 ov)
  • Wed, 27 Aug - day 2 - Somerset 1st innings 338/4 (T Webley 30*, ID Blackwell 27*, 73 ov)
  • Thu, 28 Aug - day 3 - Hampshire 2nd innings 4/0 (DA Kenway 0*, JHK Adams 4*, 1.2 ov)
  • Fri, 29 Aug - day 4 - Hampshire 2nd innings 177/3 (48 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • Flat wicket makes draw inevitable

    Hampshire requiring 300 to avoid an innings defeat started badly when play finally got underway at 2:30pm after heavy rain had cancelled out the mornings play

  • Somerset pile on the runs as records go

    On the first day of this match, the wicket had a green look to it that suggested it might have offered something to the bowlers

  • Placid pitch allows Somerset to close in

    A maiden century from Neil Edwards took Somerset to within 61 runs of Hampshire's first innings total by the end of a run-filled second day on a typically flat Taunton wicket.

  • Kenway century leads Hampshire to solid position

    Hampshire overcame a problematic morning to end the first day of their important Frizzell County Championship Division Two clash with Somerset in the driving seat, thanks to a superb century from Derek Kenway.