Big runs for Tom and five for Jack as Seconds win
Somerset Seconds recorded a resounding victory over their Gloucestershire counterparts in the two day friendly game at Taunton Vale that concluded on Thursday afternoon.
Resuming their first innings on 237 for 3, with Tom Abell unbeaten on 122 and George Bartlett 14, the fourth wicket pair took the score onto 293 when Bartlett was out for 44.
Abell’s partnership with Bartlett added 90 runs in 22 overs.
Once Bartlett was out wickets started to tumble and from 293 for 4, Somerset were all out for 340, Abell being the last man out for 181 which came off 238 balls and included 29 fours.
Batting for a second time 201 runs behind Gloucestershire found runs hard to come by and lost wickets at regular intervals.
Left arm spinner Jack Leach caused a lot of problems for the batsman and ended with 5 for 51 from his 17 overs three of which were maidens as Gloucestershire were all out for 206. Josh Davey ended with 2 for 44.
Somerset needed six to win which they duly scored from 3 balls to win by 10 wickets.
Afterwards Steve Snell the Second XI Coach said: “I was delighted that we actually managed to win a two day game of cricket playing authentic red ball skills.
“The way the guys won the game was really good to see with Tom Abell scoring a massive hundred well supported by James Regan in a partnership that broke the back of the game.
Steve added: “Then we had some good spin bowling from Jack Leach, some real crafted skilful bowling that got him five wickets, well backed up by all the seamers, so Im delighted the way that everyone went about their business.”
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