Second XI T20: Somerset come out on top


Somerset continued their impressive start to the Second XI T20 competition with a resounding seven-wicket win over Worcestershire at Taunton Vale Sports Club today (Friday May 24th).

Somerset won the toss and elected to bowl.

The visitors made a solid start with Olly Cox and Josh Cobb adding 54 for the opening wicket, and by the end of the powerplay the score was 67 for one.

Cobb went on to make 56 from 36 balls and received good support from Ethan Brookes (26 from 17), but the Somerset bowlers were largely on top, only allowing four batters to reach double figures.

Alfie Ogborne and Ben Green both claimed three for 37 as the visitors were all out for 179 after their allotted overs.

Will Smeed (25 for 11) and George Thomas shared an opening stand of 42, before Thomas and Lewis Goldsworthy (18) added 61 for the second wicket.

Thomas was eventually stumped for 62 from 41 balls at 138 for three in the 13th over, but Sean Dickson (41 from 31) and Kasey Aldridge (12) saw Somerset over the line with 14 balls to spare.

Somerset Second XI Coach, Greg Kennis has named the following squad for this match: Ben Green, Will Smeed, George Thomas, Sean Dickson, Lewis Goldsworthy, Kasey Aldridge, Josh Thomas, Thomas Rew, Ned Leonard, Sonny Baker and Alfie Ogborne.

Supporters are reminded that there is now a charge for parking at Taunton Vale Sports Club.