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Another good sized crowd were treated to another fascinating days play's in the England v India Women's Test Match at the County Ground in Taunton today.
Resuming on 280 for 7, England were eventually bowled out for 329. After struggling early on against some tight England bowling, by close of play India had taken their score onto 156 for 3.
Once again the match has attracted a substantial number of girls who have all enjoyed a free coaching session during the day that has been arranged at the centre of Excellence.
Many of the younger girls once again took part in a Kwik Cricket match at lunchtime out on the pitch.
One group of girls who are making the most of the week are the fourteen pupils from Bishop Foxes who are taking part in a summer school that is being run at the County Ground by the Somerset Playing for Success manager Simon Lowe.
During the week the youngsters have focussed all of their activities on the England v India Test Match, and have interviewed the players, and a number of the other staff at the ground, they have produced a video diary of the match and have produced player profiles on both teams.
In addition the girls have also enjoyed the two hour free coaching sessions that have been available to all girls who have attended the game.
Earlier today Simon Lowe told me: "This has been one of the most rewarding activities that I have ever been involved in professionally, The girls have worked very hard on a wide range of tasks that have all been focussed on the Test Match."
This afternoon I asked Somerset chief executive Peter Anderson for the club's perspective on the match. He told me: "Somerset County Cricket Club regard it as an honour to stage a women's international cricket match between England and India at the County Ground, and we hope that the players from both sides are enjoying their time in Taunton."
He concluded : "I have been impressed with the high level of skills that have been demonstrated by both groups of players."
With another good day forecast, tomorrow promises to be another interesting day's play for all of those who go along.