WINNER TAKES IT ALL!
WINNER TAKES IT ALL!
Somerset and Essex lock horns in title showdown.
Jon Couch

CAPTAIN Tom Abell says his Somerset side must dust themselves down and refocus if they are to end their 124-year barren run in the County Championship this week.

The Cidermen’s bid for a first ever Championship crown suffered a huge setback when Kyle Abbott’s record 17-wicket match haul saw them spin to a shock defeat to Hampshire this week, allowing 2017 champions Essex to take top spot with victory over Surrey.

Now the two face off in a winner-takes-all Taunton contest starting tomorrow and Abell is hoping to channel the positive spirit of a Somerset side both expectant and hopeful of history being made.

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September 22, 2019