Somerset draw with Lancashire at Old Trafford
Somerset managed a creditable draw with Lancashire in their recent Specsavers County Championship Division One, which finished yesterday.
Somerset 429 (George Bartlett 110, Marcus Trescothick 100) and 269-8d (Jack Leach 66, Steven Davies 54; Matt Parkinson 5-101)
Lancashire 492: (Dane Vilas 235*, Keaton Jennings 109, Tom Abell 4-43)
Result and Points - Lancashire (11 pts) drew with Somerset (10 pts)
Highlights of the match for Somerset included centuries for George Bartlett 110 and Marcus Trescothick 100 whilst skipper Tom Abell took 4-43 with the ball.
Lancashire batters Dane Vilas 235* and Keaton Jennings 109 looked in good nick, whilst Matt Parkinson 5-101 bowled well for his 5 fer.
After the match, Lancashire’s Matt Parkinson and Somerset’s captain Tom Abell commented on the match:
Matt Parkinson -
"It was obviously frustrating. It was a big ask to try and get 10 wickets in one day on quite a placid track when only 20 had fallen in the first three.
"For Dane to get a double hundred was fantastic and for us to have a glimmer of hope at tea on day four was fantastic.
"When we got Abell and then we got Craig Overton we had hopes of forcing something but fair play to Leachy. For a number nine or 10, he did very well."
Tom Abell -
"We were a little bit twitchy there at a few stages. It was a tough four days of cricket and we had to work really hard. From the position we had during the first innings we were a bit disappointed to finish in the manner we did.
"We were under pressure and the wicket started to spin. The pressure built but I have to pay tribute to Jack Leach and his partnerships with Tim and Craig. We've asked for character and fight so to see him step up in the way he did was fantastic.
"Marcus Trescothick was prepared to bat with a broken foot. That tells you everything you need to know about Tres."
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