SOMERSET'S cricketers head to Yorkshire this weekend and just over 10 years on from an incredible run chase against the same opponents in Taunton.

All-rounder Peter Trego led the way as Somerset chased down a colossal 479 to beat the Tykes at the County Ground, giving the hosts a third consecutive County Championship win.

It remains Somerset's highest ever successful run chase and the second biggest in the history of the competition, and Trego's 103 not out from just 54 balls played a large part in the victory.

Yorkshire declared their second innings 20 minutes into the final day, but Somerset produced a miraculous effort to win with four wickets in hand and 4.3 overs to spare.

The visitors had made 438 in their first innings and the home side responded with 326, as Marcus Trescothick made 146.

Having lost their last six wickets for just 49 runs, Somerset looked up against it, especially when Yorkshire's 112-run first innings lead became a target of 476 to win, thanks to the visitors' 363-5 declared (Joe Sayers with 152).

The hosts were, however, given a great start when openers Trescothick and Arul Suppiah scored 96 and 131, respectively.

Paceman David Stiff was promoted up the order to number four and blasted four fours and four sixes in his 49 from 32 balls to continue the momentum.

Somerset then had a slight wobble - Craig Kieswetter's was the fifth wicket to fall with the total on 338, and it looked like the chase might be off... but Trego had other ideas.

With nine sixes and six fours, he laid the groundwork for Zander de Bruyn to hit the winning runs.

The chase had only been bettered by Middlesex's 502-6 against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge in 1925, which remains the Championship record.

Trego said afterwards that it was "probably the innings of my life", and teammate Trescothick believed they were right in the mix for a first ever Championship title.

With Somerset sitting 21 points behind leaders Durham, Trescothick said: “To win three games on the bounce in Division 1 isn’t something that happens to many teams at this level.

“We are now really high up in the County Championship and that result has thrown the Championship wide open for us.

“Wins are so important in the Championship we all know, so to get three on a roll is just amazing.

“We only need to get a couple more and we will be right up there challenging for the title, which is what we all want."

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