Somerset Seconds beat Glamorgan.
Somerset Second notched up their first Championship win of the season when they beat Glamorgan by an innings and nine runs with more than a day to spare at Taunton Vale on Thursday afternoon.
The visitors began their second innings this morning 195 runs in arrears and by lunch had reached 126 for 5 from 35 overs- still 69 runs behind.
The sixth wicket partnership between Holmes and Ansell took Glamorgan onto 153 for six before it was broken after which the visitors were soon all out for 186.
Tim Groenewald bowled well to finish with 5 for 34 off his 16 overs, three of which were Adam Dibble claimed two for 32 from 9.3.
Somerset take 23 points from this result and Glamorgan take 9.
Afterwards Steve Snell the Second XI coach said: “The guys did well and won very comfortably to get the job done.
“We had some good partnerships when we batted and the when we bowled we got the ball in the right areas which was important.
“Adam Hose has done very well for us since he came into the side. He is confident off both feet and there are attacking elements in his game. He is good hitting the ball down the ground and has opened the innings the last few games and shown what he is capable of up the top.
“Sam Wyatt-Haines played nicely to get his 50 and it would be nice to see him go on and convert it into a big score.
“Tim Groenewald showed why he is a first team player and he nipped it around both ways which was good to see. He bowled brilliantly in both innings
“We fielded well and held onto some good catches as well so it was a good all round performance.
Steve went on: “It was great to have Ben Green and Liam Redrup playing in the same side as Tim Groenewald who was very professional in his approach, and helped both of them throughout the game. He requested to play in this game to keep his red ball cricket skills up which is a credit to his attitude.”
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Day One Report:
On Day One Somerset won the toss, elected to field and it appeared to be a good decision as Glamorgan wickets fell regularly during the morning.
Tim Groenewald took the first four wickets to fall to leave the visitors on 34 for 4 and he was well supported by his fellow bowlers as Glamorgan finished on 78 for 9 from 29 overs.
In reply Somerset had reached 6 for 1 at Lunch. After the interval the Somerset batsmen took the attack to the visiting bowlers and led by 101 at Tea having reached 179 for 2.
Somerset continued to pile on the runs in the final session of the first day and closed on 273 all out which is a lead of 195. Adam Hose was the pick of the batsmen as he made 117 whilst Sam Wyatt-Haines also impressed with 50.
The Somerset Squad is: A Hose, E Byrom, M Bates+, S Wyatt-Haines, G Bartlett, B Green, G Dockrell*, T Groenewald, A Dibble, L Redrup, C Harrison, N Harrison.