Overseas Roundup: TKC starts Abu Dhabi T10 with a bang!

Tom Kohler-Cadmore made an impressive start to this season’s Abu Dhabi T10 competition.

The opening match of the tournament saw TKC’s Deccan Gladiators take on the New York Strikers.

The Somerset batter opened the innings alongside Nicholas Pooran, and despite the Gladiators slipping to 11 for two, TKC remained at the crease for the duration of the innings, finishing on an outstanding 68 not out from just 33 balls as his side posted 118 for eight from their 10 overs.

His superb knock, which saw him awarded the Player of the Match award, included four fours and six sixes.

Chasing 119 for victory, the Strikers were limited to 96 for six.

His fine form continued in the Gladiators’ second match as he made 42 from 21 balls against Delhi Bulls, but his innings couldn’t prevent his side falling to a nine-wicket defeat.

Elsewhere overseas, George Thomas made 27 from 23 balls at the weekend as Fremantle made 348 for seven against Subiaco-Floreat in their Grade Cricket fixture. The young Somerset all-rounder also opened the batting for the Fremantle U21s in their T20 match against Claremont-Nedlands, but could prevent his side from slipping to a narrow defeat.

Finally, former Somerset all-rounder and current Club commentator, Peter Trego is taking part in the Legends League Cricket tournament in India.

Tregs is playing for Urbanrisers Hyderabad alongside Suresh Raina, Dwayne Smith, Martin Guptil, Tino Best and former Somerset bowler Jerome Taylor.

Their opening fixture was against Southern Superstars, and Pete claimed two for 31 and contributed 17 from eight balls as they got their competition off to a winning start.

They then made it two out of two courtesy of a three-run win over India Capitals. This time Tregs made 36 from 20 balls and claimed the important wicket of Hashim Amla.

The third match was against Gujarat Giants, whose lineup included three former Somerset players: Chris Gayle, Richard Levi and Kevin O’Brian. Despite an exceptional knock of 59 from just 25 balls from Pete, the Giants came out on top by one run.