Langer leads Somerset

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Justin Langer

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Justin Langer became the fifth Somerset batsman to pass 1,000 first-class this season as the Division Two leaders settled for a maximum bonus point draw in their rain-ruined clash at Glamorgan.

It is the first time five Somerset batsmen have gone to four figures in a season since 1975 as their 12 points from a draw strengthened their lead at the top of the table.

Langer's century out of 400 for six was typically well-crafted, taking him 122 balls - his second 50 only 28 - with nine fours and a straight six which took him onto 99.

The visiting captain was eventually out for 113 from 130 balls in an innings lasting a minute more than three hours.

Alongside Neil Edwards, Langer put on 117 in 24 overs before the left-handed opener went for 92 - the third time he has perished in the 90s this season.

Edwards was stumped off Dean Cosker by Mark Wallace, who three balls before lunch had taken a juggling catch to remove Marcus Trescothick.

The dismissal of Langer - a third dismissal for Wallace - gave Richard Grant his seventh first-class victim and handed Glamorgan a bowling point.

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There was also a half-century for Neil McKenzie in his first innings for the county before he was out the delivery after reaching his 89-ball 50.

Somerset's dominance with the bat continued with Wes Durston clubbing 50 from only 31 balls in 34 minutes before his side reached 400 for six and maximum points with seven balls to spare

Earlier in the day, Glamorgan were bowled out for 198 in their first innings after batting on for 70 more minutes on the final morning.

Glamorgan resumed on 160 for six this morning and held up Somerset for 70 minutes.

Alex Wharf and Robert Croft, who had helped to launch a recovery from 56 for five, both went in the space of three Charl Willoughby overs. Wharf was bowled by a ball he left alone and Croft was dismissed clipping one straight to midwicket.

The dismissal of Dean Cosker saw Somerset confirm maximum bowling points.

An entertaining 26 not out from Andrew Davies gave Glamorgan a chance of a batting point but, two runs short, last man Huw Waters gave Craig Kieswetter his fifth catch of the innings.

While Somerset took 12 points, Glamorgan bagged six.