|LV= County Championship Division One, Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton (day one)|
|Somerset 211: Overton 44; Abbott 3-60|
|Hampshire 29-0: Organ 15*|
|Hampshire (3 pts) trail Somerset (1pt) by 182 runs with 10 wickets remaining|
Kyle Abbott led an impressive display by Hampshire’s seamers on the opening day of the County Championship match against Somerset at Taunton.
Having won the toss, the home side were restricted to 211 all out, Abbott claiming 3-60. He was well supported by Mohammad Abbas, Ian Holland and James Fuller, who claimed two wickets each.
Somerset were unable to break loose from the stranglehold imposed by the disciplined line and length of their opponents, combined with swing and sufficient movement off the pitch.
Matt Renshaw, Tom Lammonby, Tom Banton, Steve Davies and Craig Overton all got starts but the latter’s 44 proved to be the top score in a disappointing batting effort.