TOM Abell and Tom Lammonby hit unbeaten centuries as Somerset set Gloucestershire an unlikely victory target of 385 on the second day of the Bob Willis Trophy match at the Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton.

A day totally dominated by the home side saw Gloucestershire bowled out for 76 from an overnight 13-4, with Craig Overton claiming 4-25 and Josh Davey 3-21.

That gave Somerset a first innings lead of 161, and skipper Abell and Lammonby both finished 101 not out after an unbroken second-wicket stand of 211 had guided their side to 223-1 when Abell declared, aware of the forecast of rain on the final two days.

It was 20-year-old Lammonby’s maiden First Class century, to follow his maiden First Class wicket in Gloucestershire’s first innings.

The visitors were left with a tricky eight overs to negotiate on Sunday evening, losing Ben Charlesworth, Chris Dent and Tom Lace before closing on 14-3.

With a commanding lead, Somerset were able to approach their second innings positively, even with the early loss of Eddie Byrom.

Lammonby and Abell took control, looking increasingly assured in a partnership that had added 81 by tea, and Abell was first to his ton (his second of the season), coming off 153 balls.

Left-hander Lammonby, who had never scored even a half-century in First Class cricket, moved cautiously to that landmark, before the boundaries started to flow and he had his hundred from 160 balls.

After one more delivery Abell called a halt and soon his seamers were cutting through Gloucestershire’s batting, just as they had done in the first innings.

Davey had Charlesworth caught behind and bowled Lace with the first ball of the final over, after Craig Overton had pinned Dent lbw.

Only the weather would now appear to stand between Somerset and a third win from four Bob Willis Trophy games.

Lammonby said afterwards: "It hasn't really sunk in yet, but I am feeling very happy.

"I knew we wanted to get Gloucestershire batting tonight, so it got to a point where I thought I must play a few shots to reach my hundred in time.

"To his credit, Tom Abell never put pressure on me by saying how many overs I had.

"He knew it was my first experience of that situation and thankfully I was able to connect with a few big scoring shots.

"Having Tom at the other end was great because he makes batting look so comfortable.

"It was nice to pick up my maiden First Class wicket too, but I just enjoy watching our bowling attack at the moment and I don't foresee me getting too many overs the way Craig and Jamie Overton, Josh Davey and Jack Brooks are performing."