Hampshire’s bowlers blow up a storm but rain confounds leaders Somerset

• Ben Coad helps bowl Yorkshire to victory
• Durham suffer third successive defeat

The weather at Taunton spoilt the golden-ticket game between the champions, Surrey, and top-of-the- table Somerset. In a stuttering day Surrey lost three wickets, including Dean Elgar who batted despite suffering from kidney stones. Stumps were drawn at 4.40 after the rain and damp proved intractable, with Somerset pocketing 11 points and Surrey 12.“The match did credit to the Championship First Division,” said Andy Hurry, Somerset director of cricket.

Hampshire beat Warwickshire by 314 runs as Warwickshire’s batting again proved a fragile shell. There was succour only from the 10th-wicket partnership of 34, between Jeetan Patel (10) and Oliver Hannon-Dalby (17), which took the total past a hundred. Hampshire’s ruthless bowlers shared the spoils.

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