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Sidebottom haul but Notts stuggle

COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION ONE, Taunton:
CLOSE OF PLAY, DAY TWO: Somerset 401-8, Notts 77-3
(Somerset 5pts, Notts 2pts)
31 July - 3 August 2009


Ryan Sidebottom
Ryan Sidebottom has taken 25 first-class wickets this season

Ryan Sidebottom issued a reminder to the England selectors with 5-106 for Nottinghamshire against Somerset, but the visitors end day two in trouble.

Nottinghamshire closed on 77-3, with only Scott Newman (46 not out), on loan from Surrey, offering any real resistance.

Earlier, Somerset had reached maximum batting points by declaring on 401-8.

Peter Trego (66 not out) became only the fifth player to score a half-century in Somerset's first innings.

The weather limited play to just 4.3 overs in the morning session, during which second-placed Somerset added 18 runs to their overnight score of 316-5.

After an early lunch, there were a series of inspections, none of which led to a resumption, but following a heavy mid-afternoon shower the skies cleared and play eventually got under way.

Sidebottom, who resumed from the Old Pavilion End, used the conditions to maximum advantage and was rewarded with the wicket of Zander de Bruyn, who had moved onto 74 when he got an edge that Adam Voges caught at second slip.

Trego held firm though and went to his 50, which came off 45 balls and included five fours, with three off Adams to midwicket.

The reintroduction of Mark Ealham at the River End met with immediate reward when he found the edge of Alfonso Thomas' bat and Chris Read took the catch diving to his right.

Sidebottom claimed his fifth wicket of the innings when he had Max Waller leg before with the score on 389 for eight and the hosts looked in danger of missing out on maximum batting points.

Andrew Caddick had other ideas and cracked two boundaries off Sidebottom to see Somerset to 401-8.

When Nottinghamshire replied Caddick relished the use of the new ball and accounted for Matt Wood (9) and Adam Voges (10).



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