COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION ONE 2019
Davey wrecked havoc Yorkshire’s lower-order by claiming five wickets for 21 runs © Getty
A clinical bowling performance from Somerset led by Josh Davey’s five-wicket haul in the fourth innings proved to be too good for Yorkshire as they crumbled to an embarrassing score of 127 in the final innings, and suffered a defeat by a massive margin of 298 runs. Yorkshire started the day in a strong position at 269/5 but the home team managed to take the final five wickets rather quickly. Somerset were dismissed for 329 in the second innings, setting Yorkshire a daunting target of 426.
The visitors lost their opener Adam Lyth early in the chase, post that Jonathan Tattersall and Gary Ballance managed to stitch together a partnership of 40 runs for the third wicket. Jamie Overton broke the partnership and that started the collapse for Yorkshire. Josh Davey, joined the party soon for Somerset with a stellar five-wicket-haul (5/27) and Yorkshire kept losing wickets in a jiffy. They were eventually bowled out for 127, handing over a comfortable victory for Somerset and It proved to be a match to forget for Yorkshire.
Brief Scores: Somerset 199 (Tom Abell 67, Jamie Overton 40*; Keshav Maharaj 5-54) and 329 (Tom Abell 62, James Hildreth 58; Keshav Maharaj 5-122) beat Yorkshire 103 (Gary Ballance 35; Van Der Merwe 3-14) and 127 (Steven Patterson 24, Josh Davey 5-27) by 298 runs