Trescothick steers Somerset to 10-wicket win at Taunton

LV County Championship Division One, Taunton
Somerset 452 and 228-0 beat Yorkshire 358 & 321 by 10 wickets
Somerset 24 pts, Yorks 6 pts
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Skipper Marcus Trescothick smashed an unbeaten 151 - his second century of the match - as Somerset beat Yorkshire by 10 wickets at Taunton.

Yorkshire battled hard to extend their second-innings score to 321 all out, Adil Rashid making an unbeaten 51.

That set the hosts 228 to win in a minimum of 51 overs - but they made short work of it.

Tresothick and Arul Suppiah (67) made it to 228-0 with their second double-century opening stand of the match.

Somerset won with 10.5 overs to spare, taking a maximum 24 points from their third Championship win of the season, which lifts them to fourth place, level on 92 points with third-placed Warwickshire.

The day began with Yorkshire ahead by just 155 - and an earlier finish looked likely when Jonny Bairstow was caught behind off the third ball of the morning without adding to his overnuight 80.

But Rashid survived a couple of low chances to James Hildreth at slip and Nick Compton at cover, while he and Ajmal Shahzad added 35 runs for the eighth wicket.

Somerset's bowlers were becoming frustrated when Rashid called for a quick single to midwicket and 18-year-old all-rounder Jake Lintott, on as a substitute fielder, ran out Shahzad with a direct hit at the wicketkeeper's end.

Steve Kirby then struck on the stroke of lunch, bowling Ryan Sidebottom middle and leg stump, to claim his 500th first-class victim against his old county.

With Rashid remaining defiant, a stubborn last-wicket stand of 25 held up the home side further before Oliver Hannon-Dalby edged Gemaal Hussain to first slip.

With the sun shining and the skies clear, Somerset looked hot favourites to get home. And, once Trescothick had survived an early run-out scare when a throw from Hannon-Dalby just missed the stumps, he was soon repeating his effortless strokeplay of the first innings.

The Trescothick hundred that had looked inevitable almost from the moment he took guard was his fourth of the season in 13 innings - off just 89 balls, featuring 13 fours and two sixes.

And he reached his 150 with the winning hit, taking his tally of runs for the season to 978 as he missed out by just 22 runs on becoming the first man since Graeme Hick in 1988 to register 1,000 first-class runs before the end of May.

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