George Dobell at Somerset (236) v Middlesex (22-5)
Well, they can’t blame the pitch for that one. Malan dropped the ball into the covers and called John Simpson through for a sharp single only to see Dom Bess swoop in the covers and throw down the stumps with a direct hit.
George Dobell at Somerset (236) v Middlesex (22-4)
Morning from Taunton. It’s overcast here and there’s a little bit of rain in the air, so I’m not sure the seamers would have been allowed to bowl anyway. But it hardly matters: Somerset have, as expected, opened with Leach from the River End and Dom Bess from the Somerset Pavilion End. Adam Voges has gone already, very well caught at mid-wicket after the batsmen came down the wicket and tried to hit over the top. How crucial might that crossbow bolt turn out to be…