County Championship: Somerset take late wickets after Adam Lyth's century
Adam Lyth hit his first century of the season to put Yorkshire in a strong position in their match against Somerset.
Last Updated: 30/05/13 6:06pm
The visitors finished a second day shortened by rain and bad light sitting on 341-5 after Lyth shared in partnerships of 80 with Phil Jacques and 103 with Andrew Gale, before he was out for 105.
In what was the first day of action after Tuesday's washout, two wickets in the final session - including Yorkshire captain Gale for 75 - gave Somerset hope for the morning.
Steve Kirby, playing against his former county, got an early breakthrough for Somerset when he had Joe Sayers caught off a ball that lifted by Marcus Trescothick at second slip in his first over.
Jaques and Lyth both made fifty before the Australian went for 26 with the score on 82, after a diving catch in front of first slip by 'keeper Alex Barrow off the bowling of Gemaal Hussain.
New batsman Gale and Lyth looked untroubled by a Somerset attack that was missing three pacemen - with Lyth bringing up his century off 150 balls with 15 fours.
His partnership with Gale was worth 103 when he pulled Hussain to mid-on, where he was caught by Trego tumbling forward for 105.
Gary Ballance joined Gale and the fourth-wicket pair added 80 runs together in 27.1 overs, but both men failed to see out the rest of day as Somerset found a glimmer of hope with two late wickets.