Somerset (389-6) lead Yorkshire (358) by 31 runs Former England batsman hits his third century of the season to edge hosts ahead.
In a manner all too familiar to the opposition these days, Marcus Trescothick exploited an uncomplicated Taunton pitch to finish the day as the leading run-scorer in this season’s County Championship.
Although a touch fortuitous at times, in passing three figures for a third time in the Championship this season, the skipper was unrelenting as Somerset eased into a first innings lead on day two of four. A little ironic, perhaps, that national selector Geoff Miller had pitched up at the County Ground to scrutinise one or two of those players for whom the day was somewhat less productive.
Dropped on 98, by Oliver Hannon-Dalby, off his own bowling, Trescothick and fellow opener Arul Suppiah were the ones to catch the eye, with an opening stand of 257 in a ball short of 62 overs. It was absorbing fare with Suppiah, twice dropped in the slips, eventually falling five runs short of what would have been a first century of the season.