County Championship: Tom Abell ton for Somerset piles stress on Gloucestershire

Tom Abell


Tom Abell’s century was his second in the Championship this season
LV= County Championship Division One, Seat Unique Stadium, Bristol (day two)
Somerset 591-7 dec: Abell 142, Renshaw 94, Gregory 89, Lammonby 76, Hildreth 53; Chappell 2-91
Gloucestershire 119-4: Bracey 39, Harris 32; Leach 3-29
Gloucestershire (1pt) trail Somerset(4 pts) by 472 with 6 wickets standing
Match scorecard

Tom Abell’s 10th first-class century tightened Somerset’s grip on the second day of their County Championship match with Gloucestershire at Bristol.

The visiting skipper took his run tally in his last four knocks to 415 with a measured 142, made from 246 balls with 17 fours and a six, as his side took their first-innings total from an overnight 319-4 to 591-7 declared.

Lewis Gregory contributed a sparkling 89 at a run a ball, hitting 10 fours and four sixes, and by the close Gloucestershire had struggled to 119-4 in reply, with England’s Jack Leach claiming 3-29 from 13 overs.

Any hope the hosts had of a flurry of…