County Championship: Somerset’s Lewis Goldworthy scores maiden first-class century

Lewis Goldsworthy


Lewis Goldsworthy’s previous first-class best was 67
LV= County Championship Division One, Trafalgar Road Ground, Southport (day one)
Somerset 297-5: Goldsworthy 103*, Rew 70; Williams 2-42
Lancashire: Yet to bat
Somerset 2 pts, Lancashire 1 pt
Match scorecard

A debut first-class century from Somerset’s Lewis Goldsworthy put the West Country outfit in a commanding position after day one of their Division One clash with Lancashire at Southport.

Goldsworthy, whose previous highest score was 67, dominated the second half of the day as a partnership of 145 for the fifth wicket with County Championship debutant James Rew saw ninth-placed Somerset turn the tables on high-flying Lancashire.

The Red Rose started the morning well and had reduced the visitors to 16-2 before Tom Lammonby and George Bartlett began the rebuilding mission that was continued by the fifth-wicket pair, who helped Somerset close on 297-5 in front of a sun-baked crowd on the Sefton coast.

The crowds were still streaming in when…