County Championship Group 2. Somerset v Leicestershire. 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th July 2021. Taunton.
Somerset. D.P. Conway, S.M. Davies (w), L.P. Goldsworthy, J.C. Hildreth*, G.A. Bartlett, T.A. Lammonby, C. Overton (c)/K.L. Aldridge*, R.E. van der Merwe, J.H. Davey, M de Lange, J.A. Brooks. *C. Overton was called into the England ODI squad before the start of day 3. J.C. Hildreth replaced him as captain and K.L. Aldridge replaced him as a player.
Leicestershire. R.K.Patel, L.J. Hill, M.S. Harris, C. Ackermann (c), J.P. Inglis, H.J. Swindells (w), B.W.M. Mike, C.F. Parkinson, G.T. Griffiths, E. Barnes, W.S. Davis.
Overnight. Somerset 461 for 9 dec. Leicestershire 390 for 7. Leicestershire trail by 71 runs with three first innings wickets standing.
Final day 7th July – “We are loving this?”
The scene for the final day was set by the weather forecast which, with some certainty, predicted perhaps half a day’s play at best. With Leicestershire’s first innings still to be completed and the follow-on having been saved early on the previous evening, all that seemed to remain for decision was the nature of the draw that would result. Leicestershire had the best of the remains of the match, and their two supporters sitting behind me who had travelled from Leicester to watch their team away from home for the first time this year lapped up every moment of it. “We are loving this,” one of them said as the Leicestershire score passed 450, “We are not used to it. It is usually us on the receiving end.”Read More »