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Cricket: Tough first day back says Essex’s Siddle

PUBLISHED: 08:08 20 August 2018 | UPDATED: 08:08 20 August 2018

Peter Siddle of Essex celebrates taking the wicket of Eddie Byrom (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Peter Siddle of Essex celebrates taking the wicket of Eddie Byrom (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Essex pace bowler Peter Siddle admitted it had been a hard return to County Championship action after Somerset had the better of play at Taunton on Sunday.

Marcus Trescothick fell five runs short of a century for the hosts, who closed on 308-7, as Australian Siddle took 3-71 for the defending champions.

Siddle said: “It was a pretty tough first day back in red-ball cricket, but I thought we came out of it well. The pitch wasn’t offering much and we had to stay patient.

“I don’t think it is the sort of wicket that will break up. But we were disappointed to lose the toss as we wanted to bat first.

“That’s the way it goes and we had a long day in the field. But we never let Somerset get away and if can have a good start tomorrow (Monday) morning we will be right in the game.

“I can play in two more Championship games after this and possibly three. My season starts back home on September 16 and in the meantime I will be giving my all for Essex.”

Trescothick added: “It’s always frustrating to get out so close to a century and I would have loved to make those few more runs. But it wasn’t easy at times against some decent bowling on a pitch without much pace in it and offering a bit of turn.

“Simon Harmer is one of the best spinners in the Championship and he was getting turn, not much, but enough to make facing him a real test. I felt we played him well and can be reasonably happy with our total after winning the toss.

“Hopefully, the pitch will offer more in terms of spin as the game progresses, which will suit Jack Leach and Dom Bess. First we have to add as many runs as possible.

“Lewis Gregory still looked in T20 mode with some of the shots he was playing at the end of the day. We know how important he can be to us so let’s hope he can take his innings on and make it a really significant one.”

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