Club Watch #3

The beautiful bank holiday weekend weather meant that club games in the South West were at full steam ahead. Let’s take a look at how some of Somerset’s First XI and academy players fared.

In the absence of County Championship cricket James Rew returned to his local side Taunton St Andrews as they faced Potterne CC. Rew continued his excellent form from first class action and made 56 with eight boundaries. Youngster Jay Terry also chipped in with a gutsy 35 however their knocks were ultimately in vain as Potterne edged to a 4 wicket victory.

Sean Dickson continued his fine form for Clevedon CC as he made a blistering 114 including 10 fours and 6 sixes. The opener had a strike rate of 123.91 and propelled Clevedon to a 151 run win against Shapwick and Polden CC. Dickson’s contributions for Clevedon have helped them to the top of the Bristol and Somerset Prem 2 table.

15 year old Seb Linnit, who just joined Somerset’s Academy this year played his part in Exeter CC’s 140 run victory over Tavistock CC. The academy prospect fell just shy of his half century but made a well made 44 off 43 balls with six going to the rope.

JT Langridge impressed for Ilminster CC with imposing bowling figures, helping the side to a 37 run victory over Golden Hill CC. The young talent trapped Golden Hill’s opener LBW before continuing his economical 6 over spell to finish with figures of 1-26.

Academy prospect Noah Davis opened for Lansdown CC over the weekend against Bedminster in the West of England Premier division. Davis caught the eye, striking six fours and one maximum as he made 46 off 53 deliveries. Unfortunately, Noah’s knock wasn’t enough for Lansdown as Bedminster won by six wickets.

That’s all for this episode of club watch. A lot to be excited about, first teamers continuing to pile on the runs in preparation for the return of the County Championship whilst some of the academy boys shone for their local teams!