Second XI T20: Double delight for Somerset
Somerset won both Second XI T20 matches against Northants at Taunton Vale Sports Club today.
The home side won the first match by three wickets.
Northants won the toss and elected to bat. They made a solid start and by the end of the six-over powerplay they had reached 71 for one.
Justin Broad was the pick of the visiting batters. The opener top scored with 63 from 43 balls and shared an 89-run third wicket partnership with Gus Miller, who made 55 from 28. Disappointingly for Northants, they were the only two batters to make a score as they finished their allotted overs on 200 for eight.
Lewis Goldsworthy was the pick of the bowlers, claiming three for 27.
Goldsworthy was also impressive with the bat, making 26 from 17 to help see Somerset to 50 for two by the end of the powerplay.
James Rew was the batter who really caught the eye though. The young man is making a name for himself this season and he was outstanding in this match, making 81 from just 39 balls as Somerset reached their target curtesy of 15 off the final over of the match. Fittingly, it was Rew who hit the winning boundary off the very last ball.
Somerset won match two by five wickets.
Northants won the toss and elected to bat.
Lewis Goldsworthy, Alfie Ogborne and James Theemdom all struck early on to reduce the visitios to 10 for three in the fourth over.
Arush Buchake (40) and Justin Broad (57 not out) help Northants to something of a recovery and they finished on 172 for seven from their 20 overs. Goldsworthy again impressed for the hosts by taking three for 17 from his four overs.
Somerset had reached 62 for three by the end of the powerplay, but a 37 ball fifty from George Bartlett got the hosts back on track.
Bartlett went on to make 73 from 51 balls as Somerset reached their target with nine balls to spare.
Second XI Head Coach, Greg Kennis has named the following squad: George Thomas, Lewis Goldsworthy, George Bartlett, James Rew, Sean Dickson, Andy Umeed, Josh Thomas, Thomas Rew, Ned Leonard, Alfie Ogborne and James Theedom
Entry to Taunton Vale Sports Club is free but there is now a charge for car parking.