County cricket: Somerset v Essex title decider, day two – live!

Play resumes after rain-hit first day at TauntonCatch up with Vic Marks’s day one reportEmail Tanya, tweet or comment below the line

10.04am BST

Good morning from heavy-sponged Manchester - and a soggy looking Taunton, where the super sopper is out and mopping furiously. The Met Office site shows signs of hope - clear weather between 10 and 2 - if the groundsmen can dry the outfield in time to get the players out before the next fat plopping rain clouds return. The umpires are due to peer again at the pitch at 11am.

Yesterday’s match stopped just before lunch with Somerset 75-4 on a dustbowl against the wiles of Simon Harmer and Sam Cook. It was tricky out there. As James Hildreth: said, “I think anything above 200 will be a good score. Every run out there seems massive”

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