County cricket talking points: Yorkshire dent Somerset’s title bid

Somerset’s hopes of winning their first County Championship took a hit at Headingley – and Essex were quick to capitalise

By Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket Blog

Somerset ran into three Yorkshire centurions, as Gary Ballance, Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Harry Brook tucked into an attack shorn of Lewis Gregory and Jack Leach. All credit to the Tykes, for whom Keshav Maharaj picked up 10 wickets, conceding just above two an over, finding support from 21-year-old Matt Fisher, who picked up four wickets to back up a decent performance last week at Chelmsford. Perhaps England Lions selectors should be restricted to one player per county though – slicing away both Gregory’s 44 wickets at 14 and Leach’s 29 at 19 this season seems a little unfair on Tom Abell.

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