County Championship: Yorkshire bowl out Somerset for 134 on day one

Matt Fisher
Matt Fisher has taken 53 first-class wickets in 18 games
LV= County Championship Division One, North Marine Road, Scarborough (day one):
Somerset 134: Azhar 24, Hildreth 24; Fisher 5-41
Yorkshire 159-5: Brook 79*; Davey 3-41
Yorkshire (3 pts) lead Somerset (1 pt) by 25 runs

Career-best figures of 5-41 from Yorkshire paceman Matt Fisher helped put his side on top on day one of their game against Somerset at Scarborough.

After opting to bat, Somerset were bowled out for just 134 after lunch having collapsed from 64-2.

Yorkshire lost opener Adam Lyth for nought in the second over to paceman Marchant de Lange.

But Harry Brook's 79 not out guided the hosts to 159-5 at stumps, to lead by 25, with Josh Davey claiming 3-41.

On a day mostly dominated by the bowlers, 22-year-old Brook played a classy, attacking innings, scoring at almost a run a ball.

The right-hander came in after Yorkshire had lost George Hill and Tom Kohler-Cadmore in the same Davey over to leave them 51-3.

He played with fluency from the off, dealing mainly in boundaries, as he finished the day with 12 fours and a six.

Earlier Fisher had been equally as impressive with the ball for the home side.

After dismissing Somerset captain Tom Abell in just his second over, the right-armer returned to take the last four wickets as no batsman made more than 25.

Yorkshire fast bowler Matt Fisher:

"I felt in good rhythm. There was a bit in the pitch. Looking at their line-up they have a really long batting line-up but we stuck to hitting good areas, were patient and got the rewards. My name is on the honours board with the tape and a sharpie pen. Hopefully it will be on there properly soon.

"The bounce here takes a bit of getting used to as a young player. It gets the batters feeling for it a little bit and they find themselves following it with the bounce.

"That is the beauty of Harry Brook as a cricketer. He does what a lot of people can't do. Hopefully he can kick on and get three figures in the game when he has received his county cap."

Somerset coach Jason Kerr:

"The first half hour in the morning is going to be key in terms of staying in the game. Losing four wickets in the space of five overs has hurt us. We need to get early wickets and minimise the lead that Yorkshire have.

"It's another frustrating day in the end. Whatever you do at the toss is irrelevant in some ways. It is how well you do it. You've seen that historically it is a good scoring ground, the outfield is quick and once you establish a partnership scoring becomes a lot easier.

"There's some turn and bounce there and that was one of the reasons we batted first, but we need to put runs on the board to do that."

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