Southern Daily Echo – Day two: Somerset 324-7 lead Hampshire 231 by 93 runs

James Hildreth hit his 43rd first class century to put Somerset in a strong position on the second day of the Specsavers County Championship match against Hampshire at Taunton.

Summary

  • Day two: Somerset 324-7 lead Hampshire 231 by 93 runs James Hildreth hit his 43rd first class century to put Somerset in a strong position on the second day of the Specsavers County Championship match against Hampshire at Taunton.
  • Tom Abell elected to pull his first ball, only to top-edge a catch to fine leg off Berg.
  • Hildreth and Steve Davies took the score to 131 in the afternoon session before Davies retired hurt on 26, having been hit on the ankle by a ball from Edwards.
  • Berg said: “If the catch offered by Hildreth had been taken we might have been looking at bowling Somerset out for 150 or 160.
  • Jack Leach helped extend the advantage with some quality shots and by the time the light closed in with a possible 20 overs still available, Hildreth had faced 176 balls, extending his boundary count to 15.


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