Rain does County few favours in Taunton

Northants captain Stephen Peters fell four short of a half century

Northants captain Stephen Peters fell four short of a half century

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Only 29 overs were possible on day two of Northamptonshire’s LV= County Championship encounter with Somerset in Taunton.

By the close of play, which was heavily interrupted by a lengthy rain delay during the middle of the day, the visitors had moved on to 135-4 which constitues a deficit of 179 at the halfway stage of proceedings.

Play resumed in the morning with the County on 39-0 and the duo of Stephen Peters and James Kettleborough advanced their partnership to 107 before the latter fell to Craig Overton.

Only five more runs were added before the rain arrived and it knocked the County off their stride.

It wasn’t until late in the evening session that the players were able to return and the brief period of play before the close was dominated by the home side.

Peters failed to add to the 46 he had reached before the break and became victim number two for Overton and the same bowler added Kyle Coetxer to his tally four overs later.

Alfonso Thomas got in on the act by getting rid of nightwatchman Neil Wagner but Rob Keogh and Adam Rossington made it to stumps without any further mishaps.