County Championship: Somerset stoop in opposition to Surrey after very good Peter Siddle spell

Somerset's Peter Siddle


Australian Peter Siddle has taken 13 wickets in three games for Somerset so far this season
LV= County Championship Division One, Kia Oval, London (day three)
Somerset 337 & 196-9: Abell 53, Banton 52; Clark 3-48, Topley 3-49
Surrey 308: Curran 80, Foakes 63, Pope 47; Siddle 6-51
Somerset (6 pts) lead Surrey (5 pts) by 225 runs with one wicket remaining

Australian Peter Siddle marked his 200th first-class game with six wickets before a Somerset collapse left the game in the balance at The Oval.

Surrey reached 308 all out, adding 104 to their overnight 204-5, as Siddle cleaned up the tail to return 6-51.

Jamie Overton produced the ball of the day, an inswinging yorker, to bowl Somerset opener Matt Renshaw for 10.

And although Tom Abell (53) and Tom Banton (52) batted well, Somerset were 196-9 at the close, 225 ahead.

There was a worrying moment for Surrey and England followers when Ben Foakes collided with Jamie Overton as he dived across to take the catch to dismiss Banton off Reece…