County Championship: Hildreth helps Somerset hit back at Surrey – as it happened

Somerset are 137 runs behind Surrey with five wickets remaining thanks to James Hildreth’s 90, while Nottinghamshire wickets tumbled against Essex

A clutch of tail-end wickets for Jack Leach helped dismiss Surrey for 380 at Taunton as Somerset ended the day 137 runs behind with five wickets still remaining. The old colossus Marcus Trescothick fell early, but Azhar Ali hurtled to 60, and James Hildreth, less impetuously, to 90 before being caught and bowled by Rikki Clarke. An unbeaten 54 from Steve Davies kept Somerset in the game.

At Edgbaston, Dominic Sibley (93 not out) did his best to hold together a fragile Warwickshire line up, but fast ran out of partners as Kyle Abbott charged in (four for 43). Hampshire’s Tom Alsop had earlier reached 150 before falling to Jeetan Patel, who finished with six for 94.

Not sure quite what happened to Notts while I was away – losing 6 for 16, now 90 for 6, just 36 ahead of Essex? Anyway, we’ve all had days like that. That’s it from me for today – hope to see you back BTL tomorrow, have a wonderful evening.

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