Stalwarts steer Somerset home in symmetrical feel

By Jeremy Blackmore

History repeating: James Hildreth hit the winning runs in a cup final for Somerset, 14 years after doing likewise at Lord’s

THERE was a perfect symmetry in the sight of James Hildreth hitting the winning runs in a limited overs final. It was a picture made all the more poignant given it brought the curtain down on a 53-year history of One-Day Finals at Lord’s.
Fourteen long years separated Somerset’s cup glory from the last time the club won silverware in the 2005 T20 final. On that occasion, too, a then 20-yearold Hildreth was on ha...

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