Saturday, 26 May 2012

Somerset v Durham - Day 3

As previously mentioned, Thursday was the midway point of my sabbatical and I spent it watching others slog away at Taunton cricket ground.  The day started with Somerset pretty much on parity with Durham but they made the runs they needed for 400 and an extra batting point.

Trego got them the extra batting point before being bowled by debutant Harrison.  Was very pleased to get a shot of this because, like yesterday, only one wicket was taken bowled, and I was lucky enough to get it on 'film'.  If you look carefully it also has both bails and the ball in shot too. 

Was in the right place at the right time for Trego catching Will Smith too, off the bowling of Thomas. 

Nineteen year old George Dockrell took 6-29 as Durham collapsed from 69-1 to 167 all out in their second innings. 

Steve Harmison played his first game of the season for Durham.   

Needing 152, Somerset knocked them off in 33.4 overs, largely thanks to Suppiah's action packed innings.   

By the time Smith had trapped him LBW for 73 (and how short leg must have been pleased to see the back of him) Somerset were pretty much home and dry. 


  1. There is a photographer here worthy of replacing the now-retired Patrick Eagar.

  2. Very kind of you, can you get me an interview? Would be a great job but I might be a bit fair weather about it. Not sure I'd fancy a cold day in Durham in April.