Published On: Wed, Jun 17th, 2015

Latest news from today’s County Championship matches

Jim Allenby made 62 but has now been dismissed in a Taunton thriller

 

 

Somerset have done it! An incredible finish to an incredible match as Abdur Rehman (15 not out) hits Matthew Carter for three boundaries in four deliveries to complete a brilliant run chase.

Jim Allenby (62) and Peter Trego (79) both fell this morning, having put the hosts in with a shout with a sixth-wicket stand of 116, and Rehman and Michael Bates (14 not out) got them over the line with a 21-run stand for the ninth wicket. What a morning at Taunton!

Sussex 201 & 46-0 v Durham (301 & 413): Sussex need the small matter of 514 to beat leaders Durham at Arundel and at least they have made a bright start! Luke Wells (19 not out) and Michael Yardy (23 not out) are closing in on a 50-run stand for the first wicket.

Durham piled on the runs earlier, reaching 413 all out in their second innings, having been 13-4 at one point yesterday. Gordon Muchall reached three figures before falling for a fine 115, Paul Coughlin played well for 64, and Aussie John Hastings smashed 91 off just 72 balls, hitting five maximums.Steve Magoffin removed Coughlin and finished with 5-89. Updated 15.55

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Surrey 406 & 143-2 v Glamorgan (437): First innings centurion Arun Harinath is delivering the goods for Surrey once again and he has reached 81 not out in their second knock. Zafar Ansari (29) and Dominic Sibley (13) have gone but Ben Foakes is 16 not out and Surrey are leading by 112.

It was all about Graham Wagg this morning, the Glamorgan seamer (previous best first-class score 116!), reaching 200 off 215 balls, with 21 boundaries and 11 sixes. What a knock! I think we can forgive him falling to Stuart Meaker the ball after reaching his landmark.

A first innings lead for the visitors looked unthinkable when they were 54-5 yesterday but their tail certainly Wagged! Michael Hogan (24 not out) gave fine support and helped add 105 for the final wicket.

 

 

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