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Leach runs through Notts

13th April 2019, 16:59 by Neil Foster

Somerset beat Nottinghamshire by an innings and 14 runs at Trent Bridge, with Jack Leach delighted to get among the wickets.

The England man claimed 6-36 in a superb spell of bowling to dismiss the hosts for just 126 in their second innings.

Having scored 403 in replay to Notts' 263, the Taunton outfit reduced Steven Mullaney's men to 25-2 at stumps on Friday and there was little resistance on Saturday.

Opener Ben Slater top-scored with 34 before he was stumped by Steve Davies to give Leach his first victim and, from 66-2, Somerset were all out for 126.

Leach's was the dominant display although seamer Jack Brooks took 4-22 as only four of the East Midlanders' side reached double figures.

The win means Somerset have a perfect record after two matches and Leach was pleased to make such an impact.

"You want to be contributing to the team," he said. "The first couple of days in this match I felt like I hadn't, so was desperate to contribute where I could, but the seamers had bowled brilliantly.

"It was nice to get a spell under my belt and things began to happen very quickly after that. There was the odd one that turned."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

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