Cricket: Run machine Trego stars as Somerset beat Tykes


Peter Trego took his run tally in this season’s Yorkshire Bank 40 to 705 with an unbeaten 140 as Somerset boosted their hopes of a semi-final appearance with a three-wicket win over Yorkshire at Taunton.

The visitors posted 261 for eight after losing the toss, Alex Lees (62), Jack Leaning (60) and Adam Lyth (58) being the main contributors. Adam Dibble returned career-best List A figures of four wickets for 52 runs.

Somerset reached their target with five balls to spare, Trego leading the way with an 85-ball ton to confirm his position as the competition’s leading run-scorer. He was well supported by Craig Kieswetter (40) and Alviro Petersen, who made 51.

n England and Yorkshire bowler Tim Bresnan has been ruled out of the final Ashes Test with Australia and the subsequent Twenty20 and one-day internationals with a stress fracture in his lower back.

Bresnan was a key figure as England beat Australia by 74 runs to win a third consecutive Ashes series at Chester-le-Street on Monday.

An ECB statement read: “England and Yorkshire pace bowler Tim Bresnan has been ruled out of the remainder of the international season with a stress fracture in his lower back.

“Bresnan will begin a recovery and rehabilitation programme and a date for his return to cricket will be determined in due course.”

It is too early to tell whether Bresnan will be fit to make the trip to Australia for the return Ashes series this winter.

The fifth and final Test of the current series begins at the Kia Oval next Wednesday.

Bresnan has played in three of the four Ashes Tests to date this summer after replacing Steven Finn at Lord’s, taking 10 wickets.

The 28-year-old’s most telling contribution came at the Riverside.

Coming in as nightwatchman, promoted above wicketkeeper batsman Matt Prior, Bresnan plundered 45 in England’s second innings total of 330.

He then claimed two wickets for 36 runs as Australia chased victory, with both scalps crucial to England’s success. He removed opener David Warner for 71 and all-rounder Shane Watson for two as Stuart Broad claimed six victims at the other end in a memorable four-day triumph.

As well as next week’s contest, the injury means Bresnan will also be out of the two-match Twenty20 series at the end of this month, the one-day international with Ireland and the five-match one-day series with Australia which begins at his home ground Headingley on September 6.

The enforced change to England’s line-up for the fifth Test offers Surrey seamer Chris Tremlett a chance of a first Test appearance since January 2012 against Pakistan in Dubai.

Tremlett would be looking to make an impression, with places at stake in the tour to Australia this winter.

Finn will also be hoping for a return after leaking runs in the opening Test of the summer at Trent Bridge.