Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) (Australia) – Australian opener Matt Renshaw marked his Somerset debut with an unbeaten century as 18 wickets fell on the opening day of the County Championship match with Worcestershire at Taunton.

Summary

  • Australian opener Matt Renshaw marked his Somerset debut with an unbeaten century as 18 wickets fell on the opening day of the County Championship match with Worcestershire at Taunton.
  • In reply, Worcestershire plunged to 5-48, Lewis Gregory claiming three wickets in his opening spell, before closing on 8-153 with Renshaw’s countryman Travis Head making 49.
  • Renshaw walked to the crease as Somerset’s new overseas signing, having replaced Cameron Bancroft following Australia’s ball-tampering scandal, with only a single on the board after Marcus Trescothick had fallen lbw to Steve Magoffin in the fourth over.
  • Having shared a stand of 92 with lefthander Renshaw, Hildreth fell just before lunch, edging Barnard to Joe Clarke at third slip with the total 99.
  • Having played and missed a few times in the morning session, he reached a chanceless century off 137 balls, with 13 fours and a six, becoming only the 14th player in Somerset’s history to make a hundred on debut.


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