Recent Match Report – Somerset vs Surrey, County Championship Division One, 2nd Innings

Frost 380 (Burns 107, Elgar 103), 255 (Burns 78, Jacks 54) 255 tumble 398 (gregory 129 *, heel dress 90)

Rain ended up with a draw, hoping for an exciting finish in the county championship match between Somerset and Surrey in Taunton.

In the morning session, only six overovers were possible before the referee announced the early lunch. In the second inning leading to 134, Surrey started with 5 in 152 and proceeded to 187 without losing the turnstile.

The match did not resume until 2:15 pm due to a wet outfield. Will Jax reached half a century but went out at age 54. Somerset also disbanded 27-year-old Morne Morkel and 17-year-old Dean Elgar, leaving Surrey 247 with an 8-year-old car.

A total of 34 overovers were lost due to the weather and only 33 people bowled. Frost was 229 times ahead and the new Floodlight on the county ground was turned on, but at 4:15 pm the last session stopped. After fifteen minutes, the players took the field again. The visitor hit 8 with 255 and shook two overovers ahead of 237.

Somerset won 11 points in the game, winning two championship matches, and the title holder earned 12 points of frost.

The ninth night watchman Morkel dropped in the first game with James Hildreth scoring 175 points in his first game against Lewis Gregory.

As Jacks, who showed good temperament the previous day, went through the night from 31st to 84th century for half a century, Somerset could not afford such errors.

The match was stopped at 11:25 am. Upon resumption, Morkel, who did his job, took Jack Leach for a long time to the place where Craig Leton was caught.

For a while, the British left arm spinner reach seemed to be able to pass through the frost tail, but the only real turn was rough.

Jax's impressive innings ended after Morton was fired, ending the overturn with more than 204 points.

Despite suffering from kidney stones, Elgar scored 235 before nicking Tim Gronewald out swingers to the wicket Steve Davis.

At 8: 247, Somerset took the second new ball, but by then the possibility of forcing them to win has long since disappeared.

Rikki Clarke and Gareth Batty often broke through Azhar Ali's legs and soon faced when the excellent match at the middle speed of Somerset captain Tom Abell came to a disappointing conclusion.

Jax said it was a "disappointing way to end the game."

Jax said, “We thought we could get a big enough sum on the board to apply some pressure. "It was good to give a decent score because I haven't done a few runs lately.

"But last night's batting was tough, but playing Rory Burns great helped me. In the end we got a decent performance with 12 points and we can continue with confidence."


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