Absolutely nuts game in the CC on my Warwickshire save.
Somerset win the toss on a road, and made 379 (Kieswetter 104, Regen 107*, 'Mind the Windows' Tino 70. Hauritz 4/103, Regen leggie 4/94). My bowling attack was rather pathetic, to be perfectly honest.
We go in and bat, only for Trescothick, who came across this season, to retire hurt in the first over. Joe Root makes 90 (having signed him away with 0 FC games to his name. Currently averaging 55) and everyone else chips in - having just lost the first part of Day 3 to rain, I declared at 6/324 to try and take advantage of the cloud cover.
Then Chris Woakes and Tim Murtagh take an early wicket each, before my bowlers forget how to bowl a ball in anger, as a different regen makes 121*, and the first innings regan makes a run-a-ball 50. I chuck some declaration bowling their way early on Day 4, and they declare with me needing to make 370 in two and a half sessions, with Tresco out.
Nick Compton makes 61 at good pace, and going in to lunch we need ~320ish. Wickets tumble to Michael Munday and Tino, and at 4/138 I call the chase off - Tim Ambrose and Joe Root sitting on 2 bars apiece.
But they clearly didn't get the memo, Root playing a lengthy innings of 56 while Ambrose finally did something and made 90 from 121. I slowly increased the aggression just before Tea, but when Root fell I thought it was all over. But no way was I calling it off now - Woakes could have a crack.
Chris Woakes, having bowled like an absolute pile of turd all game, made 59 from 60 and Nathan Hauritz (a week back from injury, and only playing because Dan Vettori was out injured) added 25 pretty quickly, keeping us in with a chance of getting those 80 runs in the last 40 minutes.
Two overs to go, and the target's 17. No chance. Especially when Hauritz falls second ball of the penultimate over. In walks Tim Murtagh, facing a fired up Tino Best. Murtagh's one short of full aggression, Woakes is maxed out.
Tim gets off strike with his first ball, leaving 15 to win. Next ball Woakes blasts him out of the park - 9 off 7. Best oversteps, and they take three off the bat. 6 from 7. Murtagh squeezes out another single.
First ball of the last over is bowled by Munday, who has 7 for the match already. Murtagh hits it for four, leaving one required. He almost gives it away next ball, and the third is worked away for a tight single to give us the win, in a game we had every right to lose.
In other random news, Nick Compton continually turns into a genuine all rounder in all of my ICC 2010 saves. He has 19 List A wickets at 12 in my current game.