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Peter Trego

Peter Trego flayed 100 against Glamorgan, but departed before rain fell with Somerset 222 for two from 27 overs

Peter Trego and Craig Kieswetter shone with the bat as Somerset won their third match in Clydesdale Bank 40 Group C, beating Glamorgan in a rain-affected game at Taunton.

The hosts amassed 222 for two from 27 overs before rain stopped play - and when the game restarted at 6.15pm the visitors were given a revised total of 196 to win from 19 overs.

They came close but fell short on 185 for six, giving Somerset victory by 10 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis method.

Marcus Trescothick chose to bat first but was caught behind off James Harris early on. However, Trego was quickly into his stride and took 28 off the seventh over - bowled by Will Owen.

Trego took just 20 deliveries to reach his half-century but Kieswetter accumulated more steadily although he hoisted Robert Croft over midwicket shortly before going to 50.

Trego moved to 99 with a six high into the Somerset Stand off Graham Wagg and soon took a single through mid-on to bring up his hundred from 58 balls, including eight fours and six sixes.

The all-rounder fell next ball when he lofted Harris to square-leg, ending a partnership of 174 in 20 overs.

Kieswetter responded by opening his shoulders, until the rain that had threatened from the start ended the innings with the wicketkeeper-batsman on 95 from 85 balls and Jos Buttler on 10.

Openers Gareth Rees and Alviro Petersen gave Glamorgan’s innings a flying start with 48 on the board by the fifth over when Petersen was run out for 15 thanks to a sharp piece of fielding by Arul Suppiah at cover.

Jim Allenby hit the first six of the reply when he lofted Trego high over midwicket before opening bowler Adam Dibble changed ends and immediately had Rees caught behind for 37.

Allenby brought the 100 up with a maximum over long-on off Ajantha Mendis, leaving Glamorgan needing 94 for victory from eight overs.

Lewis Gregory returned and had Allenby held at long-off for 41 from 22 balls and Mike O’Shea leg before for 25.

Wagg quickly moved onto 20, including three consecutive boundaries off Trego, before Steve Kirby comprehensively bowled him.

With the visitors needing 44 from three overs, 20 came off the 17th - bowled by Trego - but Wallace was then caught at deep square-leg off Kirby.

Glamorgan required 17 from the last over, bowled by Gregory, and the task proved beyond them despite Ben Wright’s enterprising 28 not out from 18 balls.