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Last Updated: Saturday, 13 August 2005, 14:51 GMT 15:51 UK
Tykes second after rain-hit draw
County Championship D2, Taunton, day four: Yorkshire 406 & 179-4 drew with Somerset 581
Somerset 12pts, Yorkshire 11pts

Somerset's hopes of forcing a final day win were denied by rain, with less than seven overs possible as Yorkshire moved into second place with their 11 points.

The unbeaten Tykes began the final day still two runs behind with only six second innings wickets remaining.

But there was little action as only six runs came in six overs as Michael Lumb and Craig White held firm.

"It was vital we stayed unbeaten and we have done so," all-rounder Anthony McGrath said afterwards.

"Somerset played well and had the better of the game and with Andy Caddick bowling as he did we may have been struggling to save the game.

"No matter how flat the pitch, Caddick will extract the very best out of it and he showed what a class bowler he is."

A draw was eventually declared after an early lunch was taken to no avail.

"This was our most complete performance of the season and it is a shame we did not have the opportunity to put Yorkshire under pressure," said Somerset coach Mark Garaway.

"However it is satisfying to have competed throughout this game and the fact that we have the better of the exchanges shows we are on the right lines."




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