Somerset v Worcestershire: SpecSavers County Championship Match Review

James Hildreth 111* for Somerset against Worcestershire
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Somerset had a great opening win over Worcestershire by 83 runs in their season opener at the County Ground Taunton.

James Hildreth 111* and Marcus Trescothick 43 were the batting highlights for Somerset and Gregory 3-35, Groenewald 3-51 with the ball.

Barnard had a fine all round game for Worcestershire with 6-37 and 45*, however, Somerset came out winners in the end by 83 runs.

Joe Leach the Worcestershire captain commented: "In the end our fielding has cost us the game. I don't know how many catches we dropped, but it was too many."

RESULT

Somerset 202 and 255: Hildreth 111*, Trescothick 43; Barnard 6-37

Worcestershire 179 and 195: Barnard 45*, Fell 41; Gregory 3-35, Groenewald 3-51

Somerset (20 pts) beat Worcestershire (3 pts) by 83 runs

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