Overton’s heroics helped Somerset spherical off a relaxed innings victory over Nottinghamshire
Craig Overton picked up a hat-trick as Somerset rounded off an excellent season with an innings victory over Nottinghamshire of their ultimate Specsavers County Championship fit of the season.
Overton’s feat got here only a day after his county team-mate and captain Tom Abell had picked up a hat-trick in Nottinghamshire’s first innings.
The house aspect had begun the 3rd day at Trent Bridge on 115 for 3 however inside 10 mins have been decreased to 119 for 6, because of the England global’s three-in-three burst.
Notts rallied however had been not able to continue to exist the outlet consultation, being bowled out ahead of lunch for 184, leaving the west nation aspect to rejoice victory by way of an innings and 146 runs.
Left-hander Ben Slater, who had handed 1,000 top notch runs for the season throughout the sooner a part of his innings, nicked the 9th ball of the day to Marcus Trescothick at 2nd slip for 49.
The following two deliveries had been equivalent to one another, as right-handers Samit Patel and Riki Wessels each edged into the ready palms of Trescothick – who become the primary outfielder since GJ Thompson of Northants in 1914 to take 3 consecutive catches.
For Overton it was once a 2nd top notch hat-trick, after his exploits for MCC in opposition to champion county Middlesex in Abu Dhabi final yr.
Notts, who knew they had been already protected from the drop into Department Two, confirmed some struggle as Ben Duckett and Tom Moores resisted for nearly an hour ahead of the previous Northants guy was once given out lbw to Lewis Gregory, who then had Luke Picket stuck at the back of for 4.
Josh Davey, who took 3 for 20, finished the formalities. He had Moores stuck at the back of for a dogged 17 after which pinned Matt Carter lbw for 22, which integrated an enormous pulled six off Craig Overton.
Somerset’s victory additionally showed their standing as Department One runners-up, and they’re going to be enjoying Notts once more subsequent yr, who narrowly continue to exist over Lancashire, having picked up yet one more victory than the Pink Rose.
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