County Championship: Somerset on top against Nottinghamshire

Craig Overton
Craig Overton has now taken 63 first-class wickets
LV= County Championship Division One, Trent Bridge (day two)
Somerset 312: Allenby 64, Overton 55, Philander 4-56
Nottinghamshire 195-8: Taylor 45, Patel 35 not out, Overton 3-27
Nottinghamshire trail by 117 runs
Notts 3pts, Somerset 5pts
Match scorecard

Somerset had the better of a rain-shortened second day against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

Notts resumed on 57-2 after a four-hour delay and lost Brendan Taylor (22) and Riki Wessels for eight before tea.

James Taylor added 45 but the hosts continued to lose wickets, with Craig Overton (3-27) getting rid of Chris Read, Vernon Philander and Luke Wood.

Samit Patel (35 not out) and Jake Ball, who was unbeaten on two, saw Notts to the close on 195-8, still 117 behind.

Heavy rain had delayed the start until 15:00 BST and a further shower later saw play by held up an additional 25 minutes.

Brendan Taylor was caught on his crease by a full delivery from Lewis Gregory (2-57) and Wessels, who was promoted up the order ahead of Patel, was caught by Marcus Trescothick at second slip off a Jim Allenby in-swinger as Notts were 121-4 at tea.

James Taylor was given a life when given out by umpire Tim Robinson on 38, but Somerset wicketkeeper Alex Barrow admitted he had grounded the ball when taking a diving catch.

Taylor was back in the pavilion soon after, however, when he lost his off-stump when trying to work Tim Groenewald (2-42) on the leg side, while Read fell to a sharp, low caught and bowled by Overton for eight.

Philander (12) lost his middle stump to Overton, who then took another sensational caught and bowled to dismiss Luke Wood for a five-ball duck

Patel, who has one Championship half-century to this name this season in eight previous outings, played a watchful innings and was 15 short of a fifty at stumps.

Somerset wicketkeeper Alex Barrow:

"It slipped out and I picked it up on the half-volley.

"I didn't realise he'd been given out until I saw Taylor walking and I said that it's not out.

"I don't think you should cheat and I find it weird that I'm applauded for it - if it's not out, it's not out."

Nottinghamshire batsman James Taylor:

"It was very good from the keeper, he acknowledged what he'd done.

"I thought he'd caught it, so I was on the walk off but he was honest enough to say he'd dropped it, which was good of him."

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