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Tom Kohler-Cadmore said:

“It was annoying to get out straight after the hundred, but it’s one of those things. He trapped me on the crease, hit me on the shin and I think it’s the only lbw I’ve ever walked for.

“In the last session, we brought it back because we could have had a tricky five, six-over spell, which wouldn’t have been ideal for the openers.

“As a bowling team, that’s what you want – five overs with the new ball to put the opposition under pressure.

“But the way Bessy bowled tonight, Tommo, Waitey and Shutty as well, they all dragged it back to at least give us a chance tomorrow.

“It’s still a good pitch, and we’re still in the game with that. If they had got to 400-420, it’s a long way off had we lost an early one. Hopefully we’ll be in an ok position tomorrow.”

6.46pm – Close Somerset end day three on 225-6 from 51 overs of their second innings, a lead of 373. Bartlett 88 and Aldridge 3. Bess 3-70 from 23. Earlier Kohler-Cadmore hit a fine century in Yorkshire first innings.

Work to do for Yorkshire to secure their fifth draw of the season tomorrow.

6.39pm WICKET Gregory has advanced at Bess and has been bowled for eight. Somerset 218-6 with two overs remaining in the day, a lead of 366.

6.33pm Somerset are 212-5 in the 48th over, a lead of 360. We have a little more than three overs to bowl this evening. Bartlett has just hit a couple of sixes to move to 80.

6.17pm WICKET Rew caught at long-leg by Gabriel off Thompson, 8. Somerset are 181-5 in the 44th, a lead of 329.

6.10pm Bartlett has reached his fifty off 86 balls with 4×4s and 2×6s. Somerset are 171-4 after 42 of 51 overs to be bowled today. They lead by 319.

5.42pm WICKET Goldsworthy slog sweeps Bess to Shutt just forward of square-leg, 18. Somerset are 162-4, a lead of 310. We’re in the 35th of 51 overs to be bowled tonight.

5.34pm Somerset have advanced to 158-3 after 33 overs, which is a lead of 306. We have 18 overs remaining in the day. Bartlett 42 and Goldsworthy 17.

4.56pm WICKET Bess gets his close mate Abell caught at slip by Kohler-Cadmore, 10. Somerset are 114-3 in the 23rd over of their second innings, a lead of 262.

4.37pm WICKET Lammonby has chipped Shutt to Brook at cover off a leading edge, 46. Somerset are 88-2 after 16 overs, leading by 236.

4.30pm WICKET The third over of the evening, from Shutt, has Australian Renshaw caught at slip for 31. Somerset 65-1 in the 14th over. They lead by 213.

Yorkshire have started the evening with double off-spin in the form of Bess and Shutt.

Tea Report Yorkshire lost their last four wickets for nine runs but avoided the follow-on during the third afternoon against Somerset at Taunton.

The visitors have been backed into a corner during their ninth LV= Insurance County Championship match of the season, bowled out for 276 in reply to 424.

Somerset started their second innings with a lead of 148 and 53 overs remaining in the day, and they have since reached tea at 57-0 from 11 of them, extending their lead to 205.

Despite a significant deficit, Yorkshire had a buffer as they returned after lunch at 230-6 after 79 overs, needing to reach 275 to avoid the follow-on.

That thought was only strengthened when they reached 267-6, with Jonny Tattersall having just moved into the forties.

However, he was caught behind as he thought about shouldering arms at South African overseas quick Marchant de Lange, falling for 43.

And 267-7 quickly became 273-9 as Dom Bess chipped fledgling seamer Kasey Aldridge to cover and Jordan Thompson was bowled by de Lange.

That left Jack Shutt and Shannon Gabriel needing two runs to avoid the follow-on, which they managed to achieve in singles before the latter skied a catch to mid-on off Aldridge, who finished with an impressive 3-23 from 16.2 overs.

Somerset made a very positive start to their second innings through Matthew Renshaw and Tom Lammonby, who each hit a six before tea.

Renshaw will begin the evening on 29 with Lammonby on 24.

4.01pm – Tea Somerset have reached 57-0 after 11 overs of their second innings, a lead of 205 with 40 overs remaining in the day. Renshaw 29 and Lammonby 24.

3.45pm Somerset have started their second innings brightly, including a pulled six for Lammonby off Thompson. They are 35-0 after seven overs, leading by 183.

3.05pm WICKET Gabriel skies a catch to de Lange at mid-on off Aldridge. Yorkshire 276 all out, trailing by 148. We have 51 overs remaining in the day.

Fledgling seamer Aldridge finishes with the impressive figures of 3-23 from 16.2 overs.

2.59pm We have avoided the follow-on, reaching 276-9. Shutt 1, Gabriel 2.

2.51pm WICKET Thompson bowled by de Lange, 4. Yorkshire 273-9 in the 93rd. 275 to avoid the follow-on.

2.43pm WICKET Bess caught at cover off Aldridge, 12. Yorkshire 267-8 and still eight runs short of avoiding the follow-on.

2.41pm WICKET Tattersall caught behind off de Lange, 43. Yorkshire 267-7 after 91 overs.

2.14pm Yorkshire are 250-6 after 85 overs, signalling a second batting point. Tattersall has 35 and Bess, who was stuck on nought for 28 balls, has three.

1.55pm We’re up and running after lunch. Somerset have taken the new ball through Brooks. Yorkshire are 234-6 in the 81st over, trailing by 190. Tattersall 26 and Bess 0.

1.21pm Just down the road from here at Millfield School, Diamonds star Bess Heath is 58 not out for England A against New Zealand’s Commonwealth Games team in a T20 warm-up fixture. Chasing 163, the A side are 112-1 after 10 overs. Tammy Beaumont 52 not out.

Lunch Report Tom Kohler-Cadmore fell two balls after reaching his first red ball century since the final game of 2019 as Yorkshire reply to Somerset’s first-innings 424 on day three against Somerset at Taunton.

Kohler-Cadmore impressed against the county he will join this winter with 100 off 201 balls, underpinning Yorkshire’s 230-6 from 79 overs.

Unfortunately, however, he followed Matthew Waite back to the pavilion when trapped lbw playing back to the part-time off-spin of Australian Matthew Renshaw.

That left Yorkshire at 228-6 in the 75th over, still 47 away from avoiding the follow-on (275).

Waite had fallen for 21 when caught at short mid-wicket against the seam of Kasey Aldridge – 194-5 in the 56th.

Yorkshire had started the day on 167-4, Kohler-Cadmore on 68 and Waite 16. The pair went on to complete a 65-run partnership for the fifth wicket.

Kohler-Cadmore had attacked England Test spinner Jack Leach yesterday, who went for 55 runs in his first 10 overs. Today, left-armer Leach has bowled 12 overs for 10 runs.

The prospective Somerset batter reached his century off 199 balls in his first four-day game of this summer following the concussion injury he suffered at the start of the year playing in Pakistan.

Somerset have a new ball available one over into the afternoon, which Jonny Tattersall will begin on 22 alongside Dom Bess, who is yet to get off the mark.

1.11pm – Lunch Yorkshire reach 230-6 from 79 overs in reply to 424. Tattersall 22 and Bess yet to get off the mark. Waite (21) and Kohler-Cadmore (100) fell this morning.

12.55pm WICKET Kohler-Cadmore trapped lbw by Renshaw, 100. Falls two balls after reaching his hundred. Yorkshire 228-6 in the 75th over, replying to 424.

That was only Renshaw’s second ball of off-spin.

12.51pm HUNDRED! Fabulous knock by Kohler-Cadmore, 199 balls with nine fours and four sixes. That takes Yorkshire to 227-5 in the 74th over, replying to 424. 20 minutes to go until lunch.

12.43pm Kohler-Cadmore is on 97 and chasing his first Championship hundred since the final game of 2019. Yorkshire are 224-5.

12.22pm Yorkshire 210-5 in the 68th over. Fairly uneventful morning so far, which obviously suits the visitors as they progress towards Somerset’s 424.

Kohler-Cadmore 95 and Tattersall 7.

11.58am Yorkshire have moved to 201-5 in the 61st over. Batting point number one in the bag. Kohler-Cadmore 88 and Tattersall 5.

11.42am WICKET Morning breakthrough comes as Waite clips to short mid-wicket – Bartlett – off the bowling of Aldridge, falling for 21. Yorkshire are 194-5 in the 56th over.

11.14am Encouraging start to the morning has seen Yorkshire advance to 180-4 in the opening few overs. Kohler-Cadmore (78) and Waite (17) have brought up their half-century partnership.

Brooks bowling full, de Lange bowling short.

11.02am We’re underway at Taunton, with Yorkshire with 171-4. Kohler-Cadmore has moved to 71, while Waite has 17. De Lange sharing bowling duties with Brooks.

9.28am Before we get going today, let’s have a look around the grounds where all the games bar Leicestershire v Glamorgan in Division Two are heading into day three today. That one is a day behind, only starting yesterday.

Division One

Gloucestershire 43-2 v Hampshire 457, Cheltenham
Northamptonshire 235 and 25-1 v Lancashire 132, Wantage Road
Surrey 319 v Essex 271 and 19-2, Oval
Warwickshire 225 v Kent 165 and 198-4, Edgbaston

Division Two

Derbyshire 164-2 v Nottinghamshire 618-8 dec, County Ground
Middlesex 103-0 v Sussex 523, Lord’s
Leicestershire 387-5 v Glamorgan, Grace Road

9.20am If you want to recap yesterday’s action from Taunton, you can do via our Match Report and reaction piece with Dom Bess. There is even a touch of Jack Brooks thrown in for good measure.

Match Report.

Dom Bess.

Good morning from Taunton, where it is a dry and bright start to day three.

The sun has just nipped off behind the clouds for a moment, but it looks likely to be a nice and warm day in the South West – nothing like Tuesday but much better than yesterday when it got quite chilly late on.

Yorkshire will begin the day on 167-4 in reply to Somerset’s 424. The first port of call for Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Matthew Waite and co will be to chalk off the 275 follow-on target.

Kohler-Cadmore will resume on 68 and Waite on 16.

The pitch, although slow, remains good for batting on.

Yorkshire blamed the loss of three of their four wickets yesterday on poor execution; Lyth, Hill and Brook.

Somerset will be the happier of the two sides at the halfway point, though there is no reason why Yorkshire’s middle and lower order can’t turn that around today.

There will be a stream available once more shortly before we get going at 11am.

Enjoy the day.

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