County Championship: Luke Wells hundred places Lancashire on high towards Somerset

Josh Bohannon and Luke Wells


Josh Bohannon and Luke Wells (right) put on 155 off 220 balls for Lancashire’s third wicket at more than four an over
LV= County Championship Division One, Taunton (day one):
Lancashire 364-8: Wells 103, Croft 71, Bailey 54*, Bohannon 50; Abell 3-63, Brooks 3-70
Somerset: Yet to bat
Lancashire (4 pts) lead Somerset (2pts) by 364 runs

Luke Wells hit his maiden Lancashire century as the visitors got themselves into a strong position at Taunton.

Asked to bat first, they ended the day in command on 364-8.

Wells hit 103 off just 113 balls with 20 fours as he shared a third-wicket partnership of 155 with Josh Bohannon (50).

The hosts got back into it, but Steven Croft (71) and Tom Bailey (54 not out) combined for a stand of 95 before Croft was out just before the close.

With these two sides in fifth and sixth in the table at the start of play, victory looks essential to either win the County Championship or finish in the top two to claim a spot in the Bob Willis Trophy Final at Lord’s.