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Somerset take on Cricket Wales and Gloucestershire in two T20 matches at Queen’s College today (Sunday June 16th).

Match One

Cricket Wales win by 39 runs.


Cricket Wales won the toss and elected to bat.

19 runs were on the board when Libby Thomas was bowled by Ella Stewart for 11. Stewart (two for 14) then accounted for Charlotte Scarborough in the eighth over to reduce the visitors to 36 for two.

Lauren Parfitt and Beth Gammon took the score to 82 before the former fell for 39.

Gammon went on to make an unbeaten 54 from 44 balls as Cricket Wales posted a total of 128 for four from their allotted overs.

Somerset slipped to 29 for four in the eighth over and were unable to recover, eventually reaching 89 for five. Laila Moledina top scored with 30 not out.

Match Two

Somerset win by six wickets.


Gloucestershire won the toss and elected to bat.

The visitors slipped to 27 for three but 48 not out from Rebecca Halliday saw Gloucestershire post a total of 92 for eight from their 20 overs.

Evie Dixon was the pick of the Somerset attack, taking three wickets for just seven runs from three overs.

The Somerset reply started strongly with Moledina and Lily Hawkins (26) sharing an opening stand of 43.

After 15 overs, Somerset had reached 74 for four, and with one over remaining Somerset needed just three for victory.

Moledina (32 not out) and Joleigh Roberts (10 not out) saw Somerset over the line.


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Somerset will name a starting XI from the following squad: Emily Edgcombe (c), Joleigh Roberts, Laila Moledina, Lilly Hawkins, Daisy Jeanes, Jess Hazell, Emma Phillipson, Nicole Harvey, Karla Rose,Tilly Bond, Evie Dixon, Lorraine Szczepanski, Lola Harris, Ella Stewart and Verity Clark.


Ahead of the games, Somerset Pathway Coach & Women and Girls Lead, Kieran Peters said: “On the whole it’s been a relatively good start to the season. The girls put in a good performance against Hampshire and did some good things against Oxfordshire. There’s plenty of opportunities for us to get better as the season moves forward and we will be looking at how we can play our best cricket at the right time.

“Everyone in the group is really looking forward to this weekend. Cricket Wales and Gloucestershire are teams that we’ve played against a fair amount previously and there will be some good matchups. We’ve had some seriously good battles against them over the years and we can’t wait to get out there.”


Somerset Women are next in action on Sunday June 30th when we take on Oxfordshire in a 50-over match at Bicester and North Oxford CC.