Somerset v Essex – The Bob Willis Trophy Final – Day Four – Lord’s – Summary
Somerset 301 and 227/7 (67.5 overs)
Essex 337/8 (120.0 overs)
Essex won the toss and elected to bowl
Somerset lead Essex by 191 runs with 3 wickets remaining
Tom Lammonby became the third centurion of this fascinating Bob Willis Trophy final, setting up a thrilling last day at Lord’s
Following on from Edward Byrom and Sir Alastair Cook – Lammonby hit 116 off 151 balls to give Somerset a hope of a recording dramatic success.
Earlier, Byron’s 117 had helped Somerset top 300 – Sam Cook claiming 5/76. However, former England skipper Cook produced a majestic knock, scoring 172 during a 383-minute stint in the middle, handing Essex a more than useful first innings lead.
But the contest continued to balance on a knife-edge. Lammonby was ably supported by 66 from Craig Overton as Somerset reached 227/7 before bad light curtailed the days’ proceedings.
Play is due to resume on Sunday at 10:30am.
Somerset: Ben Green, Tom Lammonby, Tom Abell (Capt), George Bartlett, Edward Byrom, Steve Davies (WK), Lewis Gregory, Craig Overton, Josh Davey, Jack Leach, Jack Brooks
Essex: Nick Browne, Alastair Cook, Tom Westley (Capt), Dan Lawrence, Paul Walter, Ryan ten Doeschate, Adam Wheater (WK), Simon Harmer, Aaron Beard, Sam Cook, Jamie Porter
Officials: Robert Bailey, Russell Warren, Dean Cosker