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No Result (Match abandoned, rain, 1 pt each)

Worcs vs Somerset

Rain rules at New Road

Worcestershire struggle before weather intervenes

Mitchell: Led the way for the Pears

Friends Provident Trophy - South/West Division
New Road
Worcestershire 154-8 v Somerset
No result - one point each

Somerset were denied the chance to chase down Worcestershire's total of 154-8 as rain ruined the Friends Provident Trophy clash at New Road.

The Pears struggled for runs after being put into bat by visiting skipper Justin Langer, Daryl Mitchell top-scoring with an unbeaten 48.

His 70-ball innings, which included four fours and followed up his 63 against Gloucestershire last Sunday, helped the hosts recover from 55-5.

After a brief rain delay 3.5 overs into the match, Somerset's bowlers took control, Steffan Jones and fellow paceman Charl Willoughby both picking up two wickets apiece.

When Stephen Moore failed to get off the mark before he went lbw to Ben Phillips, Worcestershire had lost their top five cheaply.

Gareth Batty helped add 41 in 11 overs with Mitchell before becoming one of two victims in one over from part-time medium pacer James Hildreth.

Mitchell and Gareth Andrew, playing against his former county, shared a partnership worth 46 and it was not long after the end of their eighth-wicket alliance that the heavens opened, forcing the umpires to end the contest early.

Match Details

27th Apr 2008
New Road, Worcester
V A Holder and T E Jesty


Batsman R
Solanki c Willoughby 23
Davies c Langer b Jones 12
Ali c Willoughby 5
Smith lbw b Jones 10
Moore lbw b Phillips 0
Mitchell not out 48
Batty c Phillips b Hildreth 22
Ali c Durston b Hildreth 0
Andrew c Blackwell 22
Magoffin not out 1
Extras 6w, 5lb 11
Total 39.0 Overs 154 - 8
Full Batting Card


Bowler O M R W
Willoughby 9 5 14 2
Jones 7 0 44 2
Phillips 7 0 22 1
Trego 4 0 21 0
Blackwell 8 0 22 1
Hildreth 4 0 26 2
Full Bowling Card