Rain the only winner on day four


Only 39 minutes of play were possible on the final day of this Vitality County Championship match between Somerset and Nottinghamshire at the Cooper Associates County Ground.

After an intriguing opening three days, which saw the hosts dominate on Friday and Saturday before Notts battled back impressively yesterday, the final day saw both sides having to settle for a draw.

After breaking the record for Nottinghamshire’s highest ever third wicket partnership yesterday, Will Young and Joe Clarke had their sights set firmly on the Club’s highest partnership for any wicket.

Notts resumed on 418 for two under cloudy skies in Taunton with the visiting batters stand worth 370, just 37 runs short of the Clubs all time partnership record.

Unfortunately for the side from Trent Bridge, they were only able to add 22 runs in the nine overs that were possible before the rain began to fall.

Clarke took his personal tally to 213 not out and Young finished unbeaten on 174, whilst Craig Overton and Migael Pretorius were unlucky not to claim further wickets after beating the edge on a number of occasions once the new ball had been taken four overs before the rain arrived.

The expected precipitation came at 11:39am and play was eventually abandoned at 1:34pm leaving both captains to wonder what might have been.

Somerset take 15 points from the match and Notts 10.