County Championship: Worcs hit by James Hildreth double century

James Hildreth
James Hildreth has now gone past 1,000 County Championship runs this season
LV= County Championship Division One, Taunton (day two, close)
Somerset 565-5 dec: Hildreth 220 no, Trego 130 no, Trescothick 85, Cooper 57
Worcestershire 44-4: Gregory 2-6
Worcestershire trail by 521 runs with six first innings wickets standing
Somerset 6 pts, Worcestershire 1 pt
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James Hildreth completed his double century and shared an unbroken 221-run sixth-wicket stand with Peter Trego as Somerset put themselves in a commanding position against Worcestershire.

Resuming on 133 in Somerset's overnight total of 349-5, Hildreth remained unbeaten on 220, backed by a colourful 130 by Trego, who hit three sixes.

Having declared on 565-5 at Taunton, Somerset broke through with the ball.

Lewis Gregory got two of the wickets as the visitors closed on 44-4.

Worcestershire failed to take a wicket on a second day shortened by one session, having failed to get back on after tea due to rain and bad light.

Steve Rhodes' side must now resume on Sunday against their County Championship Division One relegation rivals needing a further 372 to avoid being asked to follow on.