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The stand out performances from the recent Somerset Pathway matches were 163 from Ben Church, and six wickets for 12 runs from Lola Harris, both for the Under 18s.

The Girls Under 18s played Wiltshire in Group 5 of the ECB One-Day Cup and Somerset posted 274 for eight from their 50 overs. Megan Driskel and Brooke Whittaker added 115 for the third wicket together before the latter was out for 58 which came off 66 balls with seven fours.

Driskel then added 54 for the fourth wicket with Alice Bird who retired on 39 from 38 balls with four fours, after which Driskel went onto make 80 which came off 87 balls with nine fours and two sixes.

When Wilshire responded they were bowled out for 180 in 43 overs, Lucy Ashton claiming three for 22 and Helen Carter three for 38.

Somerset Girls Under 18s also played Hampshire in the quarter finals of the ECB KO Cup. Hampshire were all out for 108 in 37.3 overs, Lola Harris taking six for 12 off 10 overs, five of which were maidens.

In reply Somerset reached 109 for four thanks to an unbeaten 53 from Emma Phillipson off 65 balls with seven fours.

Against Dorset in the ECB Girls Under 18 County One Day Cup after being asked to bat Somerset posted 285 for nine, Lilly Hawkins making 73 off 98 balls with 12 fours, adding 135 for the second wicket with Annabel Lamb who hit 50 off 69 deliveries with five fours. Lower in the order Brooke Whittaker made 66 off 47 balls with seven fours and a six.

The Dorset reply was limited to 266 for five giving Somerset victory by 19 runs.


Somerset Boys Under 18s hosted Cornwall at Taunton Vale and the visitors posted 262 for eight from their 50 overs, Harry Deering claiming three for 54 and Lachlan Rise two for 42.

When the home side batted they were all out for 237 in 40.2 overs, Ben Mason top scoring with 74 off 61 balls with 11 fours and one six, the pair adding 58 for the second wicket, while Harvey Richards hit an unbeaten 28.

In the away match against Cornwall at Helston in the ECB County Cup, Somerset chose to bat and made 238 all out in 47.2 overs, Fin Kelsey making an unbeaten 105 from 115 balls with 10 fours, while Lachlan Rice hit 42.

The hosts in reply were bowled out for 182, Oscar Coleman taking four for 30.

Against Hampshire, Somerset Under 18s made 330 all out in 49.5 overs, Ben Church hitting 163 off 136 balls with 19 fours and two sixes and Rishabh Shimpi making 55 off 58 balls.

Hampshire were then bowled out for 149 in 27.5 overs, Matt Whalley claiming four for 11.

Somerset Under 14 Boys travelled to Hamworthy CC to face Dorset in Group 3 of the ECB County Cup. Sam Rice scored 40 and Connor Pearce made 37 to give the visitors a good start adding 77 for the opening partnership.

Somerset then lost three wickets before Lewis Townsend and James Baker added 115 for the sixth wicket when Baker perished for 50 which came off 39 balls.

Danny Woolcott helped Townsend put on 58 for the seventh wicket before the latter was out for 107 off 79 balls. Woolcott was out for 29 before Somerset ended their innings 307 for eight from their 45 overs.

In reply Dorset were bowled out for 156 in 43.5 overs, Townsend claiming two for 22 while Baker took two for 25.


The Boys Under 13s faced Wiltshire who made 209 for nine from their 40 overs, Humphrey Cooper-Smith taking two for 25 and Harry Bird two for 23.

In reply Somerset made 212 for three in 39.2 overs to win by seven wickets, Sam McHugh making 77 from 66 balls while Joel Gardner ended unbeaten on 89 from 117 balls with nine fours.


Somerset Boys Under 13 Wyverns also played Wiltshire who made 244 for five from their 35 overs, Darragh Russell claiming two for 26. In reply the Wyverns reached 209 for seven of which Henry Jones made a run a ball 50. Frank Goymer scored 47 with Max Woodman making an unbeaten 41.


Somerset Under 16 Boys hosted Devon at Taunton School and after being put in made 253 for eight from their 50 overs. Jason Fleming was the pick of the bowlers with three for 35 and Jai Kumar two for 27.

In reply Somerset reached 239 for nine from their 50 overs. Rishabh Shimpi making 100 off 108 balls with 11 fours ad one six, while Theo Lamey made 32, the pair adding 100 for the second wicket.