Australian batsman Adam Voges continued his excellent start to the season with a fourth successive LV County Championship fifty to help Nottinghamshire defeat Somerset by six wickets.

Voges hit 10 fours in an unbeaten 73 to add to his first innings 63, and got Notts across the line alongside Ali Brown who scored 63 in each innings.

The result propelled Nottinghamshire to the top of Division One ahead of a four-week break in the competition.

“Adam has played very well in all of our LV County Championship matches and he’s put in a match-winning performance for us today,” said Notts Director of Cricket Mick Newell.

“We always believed when we re-signed him that he’d contribute more to the four day side in his second season with us and he has helped us make a fantastic start.”

Voges and Brown shared a fifth-wicket partnership of 124 after Samit Patel fell lbw to Charl Willoughby. Voges, left out of Australia’s squad for next month’s ICC World Twenty20, hit consecutive fours to reach his fifty and Brown hit a six to secure the win.

Brown had been dropped by Willoughy after offering him a relatively simple return catch and benefited from a run out attempt by scoring five overthrows.