Centuries for Green and Waller as Seconds draw
Max Waller made 139 and a maiden century for 17 year old Ben Green ensured that Somerset Second XI drew their two day match with Hampshire at Taunton Vale on Tuesday.
In reply to the visitor’s 537 for three declared openers Adam Hose and Waller added 55 before Hose was out for 41.
Fit again James Regan then joined Waller and together they saw up the 100, before five runs later Regan perished for 19.
Academy youngster Green came to join Waller in the 27th over with the score on 145 for four and for the next 43 overs the pair remained together.
Waller went to his century during the partnership but after the pair had added 158 the opener was out for 139 which came off 188 balls and included 21 fours.
Green then added 83 for the eighth wicket with Alfonso Thomas who made 39 before he was out on 399, leaving the England Under 19 player unbeaten on 103- his first century for the Seconds which came off 197 balls and included 14 fours.
Talking about Green’s century Steve Snell the Second XI coach said afterwards: “Ben came in after we had lost a few quick wickets and played a very mature innings. He faced almost 200 balls and batted for four hours to show that he is capable of playing a big innings.
Steve added: “I am absolutely delighted because he showed patience and concentration to score a very well compiled 100 which is testament to the work that he has been doing this winter which is now paying dividends.”
The squad was: Adam Hose, Max Waller, James Regan, Josh Davey, Sam Wyatt-Haines, Bobby Gamble , Abdur Rehman, Adam Dibble, Ben Green, George Dockrell and Alfonso Thomas.