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County cricket talking points: Somerset do a Surrey and beat Surrey

George Bartlett hit a career-best 137 as Somerset won at Guildford to return to the top of the table

By Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket Blog

Somerset made Surrey feel like they were playing the 2018 version of themselves, as they won their fourth match of the season going 15 points clear at the top of Division One and threatening a second consecutive Champo procession. When they needed a batsman to stand up and make a score in the first innings, George Bartlett’s four-and-a-half-hour 137 proved more than double that scored by any other player in the match. The Overton twins then shared eight wickets in Surrey’s first dig and Jack Brooks knocked over five of the top six second time around. Jack Leach didn’t take a wicket and Lewis Gregory didn’t even play. Somerset have many ways to win matches just now – and Surrey can’t find one.

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