Somerset Disabled XI off to a strong start
The Somerset Disability XI got off to a strong start when they beat their Hampshire counterparts at Romsey Cricket Club on Sunday.
Batting first in the face of some good bowling Somerset scored at a good pace with most batsmen getting a start.
Nick Dean set the tone with a rapid 17 and, after openers Mayled and Cosens fell in quick succession, Julian Bellew steadied the ship while at the other end Russ Young hit a quick fire unbeaten 53.
Gentle rain then the covers rolled on, tea was taken and the match was shortened to a 27 over format.
A final total of 137 seemed competitive, giving Somerset’s bowling attack a cushion as they set about the challenge of defending it.
Jay Miller started strongly for the home side scoring a useful 25 but wickets started to fall around him as Somerset’s accurate bowling and ground fielding applied pressure.
Nick Dean completed his ‘Man of the Match’ performance taking four wickets for seven runs and a spectacular diving catch as Hampshire’s were bowled out for 55.
Next week Somerset travel to Gloucestershire hoping to build on a good start to the season.