County Championship: Somerset beat Middlesex by 4 wickets

Steven Davies

Steven Davies guided Somerset to victory with a 71-ball unbeaten 44
County Championship Group Two, The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton (day four):
Middlesex 357 & 117: Holden 30; Overton 5-34
Somerset 268 & 104-4: Abell 49, Davies 44*, Hildreth 43, Goldworthy 41*; Murtagh 4-53
Somerset (21 pts) beat Middlesex (7 pts) by four wickets

Steven Davies’ unbeaten 44 helped Somerset chase down 207 to defeat Middlesex by four wickets at Taunton.

Starting the day 104-4 and halfway towards their target, Somerset lost overnight pair Tom Abell (49) and George Bartlett in successive Tim Murtagh overs with 84 still needed.

Lewis Goldworthy (41 not out) and Davies saw Somerset to 188-6 at lunch.

Goldworthy, on his first-class debut, helped seal the win soon after, sharing an unbroken 86-run stand.

The seesaw victory was the second time Somerset had fought back to defeat Middlesex this season, winning last month’s reverse fixture at Lord’s after trailing by 141 runs on first innings.