Somerset opening batsmen Terryn Fray and Chris Douglas set a new first-wicket partnership record on day on of the two-day annual 2018 Cup Match Classic on Thursday.

Somerset Cup Match Captain Jordan DeSilva opted to go to bat “to runs” from the outset.

And by the end of the first day of play Somerset would be in a commanding position for

But not before opening batsmen Terryn Fray and Chris Douglas would make a bit of history of their own.

By the end of their record-setting first-wicket partnership, they had racked up 153 runs, with Douglas scoring 74 and Fray fell just ten runs short of a century.

The record sent in 1991 by Wendell Smith and Arnold Manders, who scored 143 for St George’s is no more.

In the lead up to the start of the second-day of play, Somerset were clearly in a commanding position, after declaring on 378 for nine on day one, with St George’s finishing up on 53 for four for a lead of 324.

Day two of Cup Match 2018 at Somerset Cricket Club looks set for another lively day.