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Trescothick ton halts Yorkshire

COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION ONE, Taunton:
CLOSE OF PLAY, DAY TWO: Somerset 326-9, Yorkshire 438
(Yorks 8pts, Somerset 6pts)
30 June - 3 July 2009 (Play begins at 1100 BST)


Marcus Trescothick
Trescothick is the leading runscorer in this season's County Championship

Marcus Trescothick hit his third County Championship hundred of the season, but Yorkshire have the advantage over Somerset after day two at Taunton.

The former England opener hit 146 off 223 balls, with 24 fours and one six.

He shared stands of 80 with James Hildreth (51) and 71 with Zander de Bruyn (31) to help Somerset to 326-9 at the close, still 112 behind.

Earlier, Yorkshire were dismissed for 438 after beginning the day on 375-7, with David Stiff picking up 4-92.

The paceman picked up all three of the Tykes wickets to fall on Wednesday after Ajmal Shahzad (27 not out) and Matthew Hoggard (26) took their eighth-wicket partnership to 34.

After Trescothick shared an opening stand of 51 with Arul Suppiah (17), Hoggard (4-82) struck to have Suppiah caught at second slip by Joe Sayers on the stroke of lunch.

Justin Langer was then trapped lbw by Steve Patterson for just four before Trescothick and Hildreth combined to take the score to 144-2.

Hildreth was bowled by Shahzad (2-57) one ball after bringing up his half-century, leaving Trescothick and de Bruyn to take the score past the 200 mark.

When de Bruyn spooned a simple catch to Andrew Gale off the bowling of James Lee, the home side were left at 215-4 at tea.

Craig Kieswetter (28) then shared 62 for the fifth wicket with Trescothick, but when he was bowled by Shahzad it sparked a collapse that saw Somerset lose five wickets for 39 runs.

Peter Trego, Alfonso Thomas and Andrew Caddick all fell cheaply to Matthew Hoggard and Trescothick, who has made at least a half-century in all of Somerset's Championship games this season, was caught and bowled by Lee.



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