Warwickshire coach proud of team’s draw against Somerset

image-l83fx8e5Sam Hain and Will Rhodes at the crease on Day 4 (PC: Twitter)

Warwickshire batters batted out 74 overs on the final day to secure a commendable draw against Somerset in Birmingham. After the match, Warwickshire coach Mark Robinson hailed the team’s effort on Day 4, which saw them score at a healthy clip despite chasing a daunting total.

Coach Robinson hails the team's desire to win

Former English cricketer Mark Robinson praised the team’s fighting efforts on the final day of their Division One match against Somerset.

Earlier, the Will Rhodes-led side had conceded a 23-run first-innings lead to the visitors. Tom Abell and co. then charted 340-7d in their second innings to mount a challenging target of 364 for the hosts.

Left to face more than 70 overs on the final day, the Warwickshire batters went all out in their batting approach. Dom Sibley, Alex Davies and Sam Hain sparked a rebellious counter-attack with fighting half-centuries while captain Rhodes scored a rapid 44.

The two sides eventually shook hands and agreed on a draw when the hosts reached 256-6 after their 74 overs. Speaking on the aggressive efforts of his team, coach Robinson said:

“Proud of the effort they've put in, the quality they've shown at times and the desire to win.”

Warwickshire, currently placed at number nine on the Division One points table, will now face Gloucestershire and Hampshire in their remaining two games of the season.

While the 2022 County Championship is already beyond their grasp at the moment, the team will be looking to end their campaign on a high.

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