Three of the Somerset Pathway sides have been in action over the last few days, the Girls and Boys Under 15s both won their matches while the Boys Under 14s were beaten.
Under 15 Girls
Last Thursday the Somerset Girls Under 15s travelled to play King’s College, Taunton in a 100-ball match. After choosing to bat first, the visitors posted 149 for five. Mila Brooke made 36 off 38 balls and Erin Davidson 27 off 17, the pair adding 56 for the third wicket. Later in the innings Poppy Hawker made an unbeaten 32 off 25. For the hosts, Martha Wilkins claimed two wickets for just eight runs from her 10 balls.
When King’s replied Isabella Reed claimed two wickets which made the score 41 for two before Bethany Harber, who hit 22 off 29 balls, joined opener Katie Rowe and the pair took the hosts onto 110.
Rowe remained at the crease throughout the innings by which time she was unbeaten on 88 from 57 balls as the innings closed on 135 for four. Reed finished with three for 11 from her two overs which included 13 dot balls.
Under 15 Boys
On Sunday, Somerset Pathway Boys Under 15s hosted their counterparts from Cornwall at Gipsy Lane, the home of Taunton Cricket Club.
After electing to bat, Somerset were all out for 137 in 29.4 overs, of which Bertie Michaels made 30 off 47 balls, Sai Kollareddyhit 22 off 30, Oscar Coleman 23 off 16 and Ben Church 26 off 29 while Jacob Fleming remained unbeaten on 13.
When the visitors replied, openers Toby Stoddard made 21 and Bryn Evans 29, the pair adding 55 for the first wicket. After that there was little further resistance and Cornwall were all out for 129 in the 34th over, Harvey Richards claiming five for 28 from his 10 overs.
Under 14 Boys
Somerset Pathway Boys Under 14s were in ECB County Cup action against Hampshire at South Wilts CC.
Batting first, the Hampshire total was based on a second wicket partnership of 100 and a third wicket one of 104. However, 211 for two soon became 267 all out in the 45th over. Brodi Brigden ended with five for 51 from 7.4 overs, while Jack Blackwell claimed three for 62 from his eight.
When Somerset responded they found themselves 16 for two before Charlie Ward and Luca Gregory added 29 for the third wicket. Gregory and Blackwell then took the total onto 65. However, Blackwell fell at 76 for five and the visitors were eventually all out for 95 in 27 overs.