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Somerset’s rain relief

Somerset had the North East weather to thank as day 4 of the first game of the season was abandoned at 11am meaning they start the 2016 campaign with a draw and 8 points.

It was tough on Durham who finished the second day 300 runs ahead of their visitors with 6 wickets in hand and looking set for a big win. But two days of solid rain put an end to any hopes of a victory.

The two days play will give Somerset plenty to think about as the batting generated only 179 runs and the bowling, minus the services of either Overton twin, was at full stretch with Keaton Jennings scoring two centuries in the game, only the third ever Durham player to achieve this feat.

New skipper Chris Rogers acknowledged his team could have done better, telling the Western Gazette: “We didn’t quite get it right here, but the bowlers will improve.

“We also found it hard with the bat. We kept losing wickets in groups and didn’t build partnerships, but what I like about this group is that they can all contribute.”

More reaction to follow