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6.58pm – Close Somerset reach 262-5 from 76 overs. Abell 114 and Gregory 5. Two wickets apiece for Bess and Waite.

6.42pm WICKET Rew caught by Kohler-Cadmore at slip off Bess for 9. Somerset 246-5 in the 73rd over of 76 today.

6.35pm Abell reaches his third century of the season, off 198 balls with 12×4s and 2×6s. Fine knock. Somerset are 235-4 in the 71st over.

6.20pm Somerset are 214-4 in the 66th over of the day. 10 more to bowl after this one. Shutt into the attack. Abell on 81.

6.01pm WICKET Super catch by Kohler-Cadmore gets rid of Goldsworthy, one-handed going to his left off Bess, for 6. Somerset are 210-4 in the 61st.

5.35pm In the ODI at the Riverside, England are chasing 334 and are 11-0 in the third over. Rassie van der Dussen made 134 in 333-5.

5.20pm WICKET Waite gets Bartlett caught at long-leg off a top-edged pull. Revis takes the catch. Gone for 46. Somerset are 197-3 in the 50th over.

5.17pm Somerset are closing in on a first batting point for 200. They are 195-2 in the 49th of 76 overs today. Bartlett 46 and Abell 74.

4.51pm Early stages of the evening session, and Abell and Bartlett have just brought up their century partnership. 164-2. Bess has just bowled the first over of the evening – now for Gabriel.

Tea Report Somerset have batted through an hour-long afternoon session unbroken on day one at Taunton, reaching tea at 164-2 from 42 overs.

Rain prevented any play between 1pm and 3.30pm, meaning the loss of 20 overs from the day’s allotted 96 – 16 of which will be made up at the end of days two and three. Thirty four remain to be bowled today.

Somerset started the afternoon on 99-2 from 28 overs, and captain Tom Abell and George Bartlett have since advanced their side with a touch of fortune on the way.

Bartlett was dropped on 26 by Tom Kohler-Cadmore at first slip off the pace of West Indies overseas Shannon Gabriel, and he has moved to 36 not out.

Abell reached his fifty off 101 balls and will begin the evening session on 60 on what looks to be another good batting surface.

4.30pm – Tea Somerset have advanced to 164-2 after 42 overs. Abell 60 and Bartlett 36. We have 34 overs remaining in the day.

4.11pm Somerset skipper Abell reaches his fifty off 101 balls. Somerset 158-2 in the 38th.

3.56pm Ah, Bartlett handed a life on 26 as Kohler-Cadmore can’t cling on at first slip off Gabriel. Somerset have since moved to 135-2 in the 35th over.

3.42pm Abell (28) and Bartlett (24) complete a half-century partnership as Somerset reach 116-2 in the 32nd over.

3.30pm We have just resumed here at Taunton. The restart was actually delayed by a minute or so because the ground staff had forgotten to take the super sopper off the field.

3.13pm We will be starting at 3.30pm, tea at 4.30pm. 48 overs remain, which means we have lost 20 overs, 16 of which will be made up tomorrow and Thursday.

2.58pm The inspection has been pushed back a touch due to a little more rain, but that has disappeared and the covers are coming off. We should see another 40 overs or so of cricket today.

2.35pm The rain has stopped and the umpires, Tom Lungley and Hassan Adnan, will inspect in 10 minutes’ time.

2.23pm Yorkshire’s second team are in Championship action against Leicestershire at Weetwood. Leicester are 426-9 on day two, including five wickets for the spin of Harry Sullivan.

2.21pm While it continues to rain here, there is play everywhere else in the country, including at Durham where England are playing South Africa in the first of three ODIs.

South Africa are 102-1 in the 18th over, including a wicket for Sam Curran. He removed Quinton de Kock.

1.50pm It is raining heavily again now here at the County Ground. Full covers on and set for a fair old delay I fear.

As for the temperature outside, I’d be surprised if it’s 25 degrees.

1.33pm We are set for a delay to the afternoon session because of rain, which came down heavily around 15 minutes ago. It has eased significantly since. But the covers remain in place.

Lunch Report Somerset have reached lunch on day one against Yorkshire at Taunton on 99-2 after 28 overs.

Jordan Thompson and Matthew Waite have struck for a side captained by Adam Lyth this week, with Steve Patterson missing out due to a hamstring problem.

The county have gone in with two spinners, Jack Shutt joining fellow off-spinner Dom Bess, who has returned to Taunton for the first time since leaving at the start of last season.

Thompson had a driving Tom Lammonby caught at first slip by Tom Kohler-Cadmore as the score fell to 25-1 in the seventh over after the hosts had elected to bat.

Waite later trapped Australian opener Matthew Renshaw lbw for 43 with one that came back at the left-hander – 66-2 in the 21st over.

A discussion took place before play over the possibility of shortening today’s play due to expected extreme heat. But the umpires, along with both teams, opted to continue as normal.

The locals are even suggesting that play will be naturally shortened anyway because of the threat of heavy rain later today.

Captain Tom Abell will begin the afternoon unbeaten on 21 with George Bartlett on 15.

1.04pm – Lunch Somerset have reached 99-2 from 28 overs. Wickets for Thompson and Waite. Abell 21 and Bartlett 15.

12.29pm WICKET Waite has trapped Renshaw lbw for 43. 66-2 in the 21st over.

12.14pm Following the morning talk of reduced hours because of the heat, there are now suggestions that we are in for a decent amount of rain later on. Somerset 62-1 after 18.

12.06pm The sunshine has completely disappeared at Taunton. It is just warm and muggy now. Somerset 55-1 after 15 overs. Renshaw 36, Abell 11.

11.46am Now Waite replaces Thompson. Somerset are 42-1 after 10 overs.

The crowd here at Taunton isn’t fantastic, boosted by a decent number of school children, who are enjoying the action before breaking up for the summer holidays.

11.42am Aside from the wicket, there haven’t been too many obvious alarms for Somerset’s top order, led by Yorkshire-born Aussie Matt Renshaw, who has 27 out of 42-1.

Matt Revis has just been brought into the attack to bowl the 10th over in place of Gabriel.

11.29am WICKET Lammonby caught at first slip by Kohler-Cadmore off Thompson, 4. Somerset are 25-1 in the seventh over.

11am We’re underway, with Somerset at 8-0 in the first over. Two boundaries for Renshaw off Thompson.

10.36am Teams…..

Somerset: Renshaw, Lammonby, Abell c, Goldsworthy, Bartlett, Rew w, Gregory, Aldridge, Leach, de Lange, Brooks.

Yorkshire: Lyth c, Hill, Kohler-Cadmore, Brook, Tattersall w, Bess, Thompson, Revis, Waite, Shutt, Gabriel.

10.34am Somerset have won the toss and will bat first.

We will be playing the normal hours.

9.51am If you want to recap our preview with Dom Bess and Jordan Thompson, you can do via the link below.

Match Preview.

9.46am Let’s have a look around the grounds at the other fixtures.

Division One

Gloucestershire v Hampshire, Cheltenham
Northamptonshire v Lancashire, Wantage Road
Surrey v Essex, Oval
Warwickshire v Kent, Edgbaston

Division Two

Derbyshire v Nottinghamshire, County Ground
Middlesex v Sussex, Lord’s

9.45am A decision will be taken just before the toss regarding the playing hours for today due to the heat.

Good morning from Taunton, where it is a glorious morning – as you will have probably guessed.

I’m not so sure it is quite as hot here as at other places. Some grounds have even cut today’s playing hours due to the extreme heat and will make them up later in the week.

This is a clash between a Somerset side who are second bottom in the Division One table against a Yorkshire side who are sixth.

Somerset have won two and lost five of their eight games, while Yorkshire have won one and lost two of eight.

Unfortunately the two defeats have come in our last two games, against Hampshire and Surrey.

The players have started their warm-ups in the last 10-15 minutes.

Harry Brook is back from England limited overs duty to play this week, while Jack Leach plays for Somerset following Test duty.

There will be a live stream available shortly before play starts at 11am via the Match Centre tab at the top of this page. Enjoy the day.

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