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Jack Shantry started the season in sensational form as his stunning match figures of 10-26 led Worcestershire to a crushing innings-and-20-run victory over Oxford MCCU at the Parks.
Somerset are seeking to return to where they were several years ago as regular challengers for silverware in all formats, although new director of cricket Matthew Maynard most wants to win the first County Championship in the club’s history.
Chris Read may not only take a team sheet down to the coin toss ahead of Nottinghamshire’s LV= County Championship opener at Lord’s a week on Sunday but also Middlesex skipper Adam Voges’ old mug.
Johann Myburgh and James Hildreth both struck centuries, the former’s unbeaten, as Somerset made quick progress between the showers against Durham MCCU at Taunton on a day when rain caused havoc around the country.