Several of the Somerset Pathway sides have been in action over the last few days playing matches in their relevant ECB age group competitions.
The Under 18 Boys were in three-day ECB action against Worcestershire at Barnt Green where the Somerset batters were in top form. After choosing to bat, Somerset made 423 all out which featured 125 off 235 balls from opener Jay Terry, who added 126 for the first wicket with Archie Vaughan, who made 49 from 82 deliveries. Terry then shared a second wicket partnership of 68 with Kian Roberts (35) and added 39 with Fin Hill before he was out with the score on 242 for three. Hill was then joined by Thomas Rew and the pair added 61 together before the former was out for 53 off 42 balls. Three wickets fell at the opposite end as Rew helped take the total onto 395 when he was out for 95 which he scored off 57 balls. Oscar Coleman made 28 before Somerset were all out in 92.1 overs.
When the hosts replied they made 324 for nine declared off 87.4 overs. Aman Rao claimed four for 41 from his 12 overs while Archie Vaughan claimed two for 54 from 16. Batting for a second time, Somerset raced to 219 for three declared from just 22 overs, the feature of which was an unbroken fourth wicket partnership of 154 between Hill and Rew. Worcestershire were one without loss off one over when the game ended in a draw.
Somerset Under 18 Girls were in ECB one-day action against Gloucestershire at Taunton Vale Sports Club. Batting first the visitors were restricted to 159 for nine from their 40 overs. Lola Harris was the pick of the bowlers taking three for 16 off her eight overs, while Alice Bird ended with two for 37 from her eight. The hosts made light work of their run chase and reached 160 for three in 30 overs thanks to an opening partnership of 132 between Lilly Hawkins who made 70 off 64 balls, and Laila Moledina, who scored 69 from 88 deliveries.
Somerset Boys Under 15s travelled to South Wilts to play against Hampshire in the ECB Group 3. After opting to bat first, the hosts made 237 for eight from their 50 overs. Alfie Moloney claimed two for 19 from his 10 overs, while Harry Fairchild took two for 40 off 6.1. In reply, Somerset slipped to 80 for seven before Jago Barclay was joined by Ronnie Frost. Together the pair added 73 runs, but sadly it wasn’t enough to stop the visitors being bowled out for 190 in 44.4 overs, giving Hampshire victory by 47 runs. Frost ended with 49 off 70 balls, while Barclay scored 37 from 70 deliveries.