|LV= County Championship Division One, Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton (day three)|
|Somerset 389 & 277-1: Abell 112*, Lammonby 101*|
|Northamptonshire 265: Young 85, Taylor 60*; C Overton 5-38|
|Somerset (6 pts) lead Northamptonshire (4 pts) by 401 with 9 wickets standing|
Somerset will go into the final day of their County Championship match with Northamptonshire at Taunton in a strong position, knowing victory will guarantee Division One survival.
With a lead of 401 and nine second-innings wickets still in hand, the home side can feel confident of at least a draw, which would put them 17 points clear of second-from-bottom Warwickshire.
Having bowled out Northamptonshire for 265 from an overnight 184 for six – Craig Overton finishing with 5-38 – Somerset built on a first innings lead of 124 by posting 277-1.
Unbeaten centuries from skipper Tom Abell, his second of the match, and Tom Lammonby…