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Current Match Report – Hampshire vs Somerset Group 2 2021


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.

The pair did nicely to outlive some testing bowling from Craig Overton and Lewis Gregory as Somerset pushed laborious for early wickets.

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