Second-day washout increases Kent relegation worries

Somerset 214 for 2 (Lammonby 109, Goldsworthy 70*) vs Kent

No play was possible on the second day of the LV= Insurance County Championship match between Somerset and Kent at Taunton.

Somerset were due to resume their first innings on 214 for two, with Lewis Goldsworthy unbeaten on 70.

But it was Kent who were more frustrated by the weather as they desperately need points to escape the threat of relegation from the Championship First Division.

At present, they still need another wicket to pick up their first bowling point, with Middlesex currently ahead of them in the standings, despite having themselves missed out on batting points after being bowled out for 121 at Lord’s.

Heavy rain during the night and morning left the outfield at the Cooper Associates County Ground saturated and there was never much prospect of the game resuming.

Umpires Martin Saggers and Tom Lungley took the decision to abandon play for the day at shortly after 2pm.

It was one of five abandonments on a rain-affected second day of the current round, with Lancashire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Worcestershire all hosting wash-outs.


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