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VoiceOver-by-over updates from the Division One showdown Thrilling climax but what is the future of county cricket?Drop Tanya an email | Tweet @tjaldred 11.16am BST
Somerset v Essex: County Championship title decider – live!
10th over: Somerset 31-2 ( Abell 5, Hildreth 12) Somerset don’t have much leeway what with Harmer and one end and Cook at the other. Patience and luck will good friends today. Another relentless maiden from Cook.
Ian Copestake writes: “Somerset having a top order problem with Trescothick sitting in the wings makes me feel we have been needlessly denied.” 11.12am BST
9th over: Somerset 31-2 ( Abell 5, Hildreth 12) The floodlights are on and, with the wind tugging his shirt, Simon Harmer, off-spinner extraordinaire, takes the ball. He has has 78 wickets at 18.12 this summer. It soon becomes clear why - he’s an intimidating figure for an spinner - tall, stacked - and has the ball turning square. Rob Bailey turns down a pretty solid looking lbw appeal - rather him than me.

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