A very exciting prospect yesterday for England and Somerset fans alike. Bess took 5-79, backing up his 51 with the bat, and Leach took 3-79. Those are combined 1st innings figures of 8-138. If England is going to play one spinner then it has to Be leach. He has performed consistently for England taking vital wickets. But I feel because of the time of year in the ashes it may spin. England can’t pick Moen and Rash with Bess and Leach waiting in line. Moen and Rash would have just come off the back of a personally disappointing world cup for them. Furthermore, they will have no recent red ball from going into it whereas Bess and Leach don’t. They have had regular county Championship cricket. With so many all-rounder in the England side, they can afford to spinners as they did with Moen and Rash last year. Form, however, doesn’t last forever. So If Bess and leach don’t do well in the remaining games and Moen and Rash bowl England to a world cup win in the final then I would reconsider my opinion. But for now, if England plays to spinners its got to be Bess and leach.