Run-fest for Under 18s
Jay Terry hit a double century, Thomas Rew made a century and Archie Vaughan made 97, whilst Josh Thomas claimed five wickets in Somerset’s recent three-day game in the ECB Championship against Warwickshire at Taunton Vale Sports Club.
Unfortunately, the rain intervened on several occasions and the hosts had to settle for a draw.
After winning the toss and choosing bat, Somerset got off to a good start with the opening partnership of Vaughan and Terry putting on 200 before the former fell three runs short of his century.
Seb Linnitt joined Terry and the pair saw the total to 247 before Somerset’s number three was out for 37, followed soon after by Fin Hill.
Thomas Rew then joined Terry and the pair dominated proceedings adding 235 for the fourth wicket before Rew was out for 125 off 130 balls. His innings included 16 fours and a six.
Terry was eventually out for 213 off 233 balls with 30 fours and one six, his innings lasting over seven hours.
Josh Thomas then hit a rapid 31 off 15 before Somerset were all out for 571 in 119 overs.
When Warwickshire replied they were bowled out for 261 in the first innings, Josh Thomas claiming five for 50 from his 18 overs, two of which were maidens.
Following on, Warwickshire had reached 276 for five from 77 overs when the rain brought an early close to the final day and the match ended as a draw.
More success for Girls Under 13s
Somerset Girls Under 13 cricketers are enjoying a successful season and they recently claimed four wins from four T20 matches against their Devon counterparts, during which there were some impressive individual performances.
In the first of the four matches that were all played at Weston-super-Mare CC, Somerset were asked to bat first and after an early setback, opener Harriet Billson (24) and Lucy Stanley (26) added 46 for the second wicket.
Pippa Stephens then dominated proceedings with 51 off 41 balls before retiring out, and that enabled the hosts to reach 135 for four. Devon in reply reached 131 for six off their overs, Megan Clark taking three for 14.
In the second match, Somerset reached 82 for eight. Megan Driskel top scored with 50 from 33 balls before retiring out.
In reply, Devon were all out for 48 in 14.4 overs. Stephens ended with impressive figures of five for 12, while Clark claimed two for six.
The third match saw Devon win the toss and bat first. They were all out for 52 in 18.3 overs as Jessica Slade took three for nine and Emily Dummett two for three.
Somerset reached 55 for two in 11.2 overs thanks to an unbeaten 27 from Emma Champion and 17 not out from Tabitha Thompson, who shared an unbroken third wicket partnership of 44.
Devon also chose to bat in the fourth match and were bowled out for 89 in 19.5 overs. Amy Court, Lucy Delaney, Megan Driskel and Tabitha Thompson all took two wickets each.
In reply, Somerset reached 90 for six in 18 overs thanks to an opening partnership of 39 between Jessica Slade (16) and Isobel Glyn-Jones (23) before Lucy Delaney saw the team home with an unbeaten 11.