I was listening to the commentary of the wireless driving up to Dorchester today when James Hildreth got out to a poor shot and soon after Lewis Goldsworthy was LBW playing back instead of forward. That finally snuffed out any hope of Somerset setting Lancs a proper target.Another defeat, before lunch on the third day. Somerset not only already "on the beach", but having plenty of sand kicked in their faces ! Lessons need to be learnt and maybe some drastic action taken ?
The pitch was not easy to bat on but that is fairly common at this time of the year with 10:30 starts and tired squares. Several dismissals were down to poor technique and shot selection.......on both sides. There were even less runs scored in the Yaaarkshire v Warwicks match at Headingley.I see the Notts skipper used terms like "result pitch" and "unacceptable for a first-class game" about the wicket at the Ageas. Whether it's sour grapes or not, I couldn't say. I doubt if Hants need to worry. It's only Somerset who get their collars felt for things like that!