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Andy Hurry ... 'there's a lot of cricket still to be played'.

Somerset lead Championship group table after draw

SOMERSET top the Group 2 standings in the LV= Insurance County Championship following their rain-affected draw with Leicestershire which finished at Taunton yesterday.

They now take on Surrey in the final group game next week (July 11-14).

A high-scoring encounter saw the visitors finish on 475-7 in reply to Somerset’s 461-9 declared.

Top scorers for Somerset were New Zealand Test batsman Devon Conway with 88, Josh Davey with a career-best 75 not out, Roelof van der Merwe (76) and Marchant de Lange (75).

After nine games Somerset lead the table with 134 points ahead of Hampshire (123), Surrey (112) and Gloucestershire (109 from eight).

The top two teams going through to Division 1 and the chance to compete for the Championship and Bob Willis Trophy titles.

Somerset director of cricket Andy Hurry said: “We go into the final game top of the table, which is fantastic. There’s a lot cricket still to be played and it’s going to be really exciting to see that all unfold.”

Tomorrow Somerset travel to Hampshire for a Vitality Blast fixture (6.30pm).

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