Somerset nicely positioned to consolidate second place in group after solely 9.3 overs are attainable on third day
Hampshire 79 and 110 for 4 (Overton 4-27) path Somerset 336 (Overton 74, Abell 64) by 147 runs
Rain and unhealthy mild annoyed Somerset’s push for victory with simply nine-and-a-half overs bowled earlier than play was deserted after simply 45 minutes late on Saturday on the Ageas Bowl.
Hampshire closed the day on 110 for 4 of their second innings – nonetheless trailing Somerset by 147 runs – with opener Joe Weatherley unbeaten on 34 and skipper James Vince 5 not out.
A heavy in a single day downpour in Southampton left the outfield saturated as floor employees labored from 10am to dry off the standing water earlier than play lastly obtained underway at 5.30pm with a minimal of 16 overs to be bowled.
Weatherley and Sam Northeast got here out to bat in good seam bowling circumstances, their aspect on 92 for 3 as heavy clouds enveloped the bottom and with the floodlights on.
But it surely was the wonderful Overton who lastly made the breakthrough along with his fourth wicket of the innings, as Northeast mistimed a push in the direction of mid-wicket and George Bartlett took a surprising one-handed catch at short-leg.
Nevertheless, the guests’ pleasure was short-lived as play was deserted by umpires Graham Lloyd and Alex Wharf as a consequence of unhealthy mild.
The forecast is best for Sunday with Somerset wanting nicely positioned to consolidate their second-place spot in Group Two after leaders Gloucestershire beat Middlesex at Lord’s.