Overseas Update: February 2024

Several Somerset players have been competing overseas during the winter months.

Here’s a quick catch up on how they have been getting on.

Tom Abell has returned to the Cooper Associates County Ground this week following a very successful spell at the SA20 competition.

The 29-year-old’s Player of the Match performance in the final helped Sunrisers Eastern Cape to an 89-run victory over Durban’s Super Giants in Cape Town.

Tom made 55 from 34 balls at a strike rate of 161.76.

In his nine matches in the tournament he scored 286 runs at an average of 47.66 at a strike rate of 152.94.

Following his time in South Africa, he teamed up with Tom Banton at Dubai Capitals in the International League T20.

The two Tom’s shared an unbeaten third wicket stand of 41 from just 28 balls as they swept aside Gulf Giants by nine wickets with 25 balls remaining in the semi-final.

Unfortunately, despite a 37-run partnership from just 27 balls from the Somerset pair, their side fell to defeat by 45 runs.

Tom Banton finished the competition with 169 runs from five matches at an average of 33.8 at a strike rate of 129.

After scoring 153 runs at a strike rate of 151.48 in the International League T20 for Sharjah Warriors, Tom Kohler-Cadmore has teamed up with former Somerset batter, Babar Azam at Peshawar Zalmi in the Pakistan Super League.

Since it was announced that we had signed Will Sutherland, the Australian has made his ODI debut, and claimed five for 51 for Victoria at the weekend against New South Wales in the Sheffield Shield.