Abu Dhabi Counties Super Cup: Somerset win by 28 runs


Tom Lammonby, Tom Banton and Alfie Ogborne starred for Somerset as they bounced back from yesterday’s defeat to Yorkshire by getting back to winning ways against Nottinghamshire this morning.

Lammonby top scored with 85 from just 49 balls whilst Banton smashed his way to 68 from 38 balls to give Somerset a flying start after being asked to bat.

After setting Notts a victory target of 210, Ogborne (four for 30) was the pick of the Somerset attack who dismissed their opponents for 181 with 11 balls to spare.

Ben Green’s side were asked to bat first, and Banton and George Thomas (17) shared an opening stand of 49 from 4.3 overs to give their side a strong start.

This brought Lammonby to the crease and the two Toms shared a second wicket stand of 86 to take the score to 135 in the 13th over. Banton was the batter to fall, his 68 consisting of seven fours and three sixes.

Green took up the mantle and made 31 from 21 deliveries as Somerset passed the 200 mark. Lammonby eventually fell to the penultimate ball of the innings, but the damage had been done.

Ogborne opened the bowling for Somerset and made an early breakthrough when Ben Martindale fell without scoring to the third ball of the innings.

One for one soon became 23 for two when Ogborne struck again with the ast ball of the third over to remove Joe Clarke for 10, Fin Hill taking the catch. James Theedom then got in on the act, taking a catch off his own bowling to remove Matthew Montgomery to leave Notts on 39 for three in the fifth over.

Jack Haynes went on the offensive in a bid to get Notts back in the game and raced to 40 off 24 balls before falling to Josh Thomas courtesy of the safe hands of Green at 77 for four in the eighth over.

Tom Moores  threw caution to the wind and began to acquire runs at an impressive rate, but Somerset’s young attack was not to be deterred.

Moores amassed 73 from just 31 balls but Somerset’s inexperienced attack stuck to their task impressively. The Notts ‘keeper eventually fell to Lewis Goldsworthy at 152 for six in the 14th over at which point the writing was on the wall.

Fittingly, it was Ogborne who claimed the final wicket as Somerset clinched the victory by 28 runs.