County Championship: Essex edge ahead of Somerset in Division One thriller | Cricket News

Essex battle for one-wicket County Championship Division One win over Somerset at Taunton as Adam Rossington’s unbeaten 29 takes them to their modest target of 84; Craig Overton takes career-best match numbers of 13-87 for hosts

Last update: 04/16/22 2:10 p.m.

Adam Rossington led stuttering Essex over the finish line in Taunton

Adam Rossington kept the lead in a slump to guide Essex to a nervy one-wicket LV=County Championship Division One win over Somerset at the Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton.

Needing just 84 for the win, the visitors, who started the day 3-1, crashed out 4-4, 28-6 then 60-8 before Rossington’s 29 on 49 balls saw them off achieve their goal by the narrowest margins.

Somerset vs Essex scoreboard

Matt Critchley (15) and Adam Wheater (17) were the only other Essex strikers to reach double digits, while No.10 Shane Snater made it nine in a crucial ninth wicket of 23 alongside Rossington before be returned with the scores tied. .

It was rough justice for Somerset’s Craig Overton, who claimed 6-30 to complete career-best match numbers of 13-87. He was well supported by Peter Siddle (3-25) as the Somerset tailors fought to the end.

Rossington capitalized on his luck with a number of plays and misses on a pitch that proved too difficult for hitters on both sides, but he also played some impressive shots as his team claimed 17 runs against the four from Somerset.

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