Date TimeSeptember 25, 2019
VoiceEssex moved closer to a second County Championship title in three days after the weather prevented any play on day three against Somerset at Taunton 6.17pm BST
County cricket: Somerset v Essex title decider, day three – as it didnt happen
The Somerset director of cricket, Andy Hurry, insists his players will not “wave the white flag” despite rivals Essex being on the brink of County Championship glory heading in to the final day of the season.
No play was possible on the third day of the Taunton title decider, with umpires Alex Wharf and Rob Bailey ruling a damp area in front of the pavilion unplayable after the rain finally relented. Somerset, who must beat leaders Essex to overtake them, are in the unenviable position of needing to take 20 wickets on Thursday to claim the title for the first time. 4.49pm BST
So, Essex are ever closer to a second title in three years and an eighth in their history, leaving Somerset still chasing that elusive pennant. The home side are going to need an almighty clatter of wickets tomorrow to snatch the crown and Essex are surely too strong to let that happen. Aren’t they? Elsewhere, the weather also looks like confirming the promotions of Northants and Gloucestershire, who are at least playing at the moment, against each other (Gloucs 164-6 since you ask).
Anyway, stick around on the site for the thoughts of our man in Taunton, Vic Marks, and why not give The Spin a listen on your way home? Thanks for your emails, tweets and comments and we’ll be back tomorrow for – hopefully – some of yer actual cricket, any cricket. Bye.

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