Age groups enjoy a successful weekend
The Somerset Under 10′s made the long journey to Old Hill CC to take on their Worcestershire counterparts at the weekend and batting first, they looked in trouble at 16 for three. However, Noah Davis and Ollie Hunt then added 126 for the fourth wicket which allowed Somerset to post 143 for four from their 35 overs.
After rain the Worcester innings was reduced to 25 overs and the target set at 103. A good all round bowling display backed up by some very good ground fielding resulted in Worcestershire finishing their innings on 94 for five to ensure that Somerset won by nine runs.
Somerset Under 11s made the trip to Wales where they had to dig deep to earn a three wicket victory.
After a delayed start due to rain Wales were asked to bat first and soon were in trouble with Seymour and Hawksworth sharing three wickets one thanks to a smart catch by Chaffey.
Despite the early wickets Wales attacked scoring freely and at drinks Wales were 111 for five before two wickets by McNee and one for Horton sunk the home side and they were all out 139.
Somerset slipped to 18 for two off eight overs when Thomas (33) joined Eckland in the middle and the pair added 42 together before they collapsed to 67 for six.
James Rew and Horton slowly rebuilt the innings to keep Somerset in the game.
Gradually the pair edged their side towards the line but on the cusp of victory Horton fell for 16 but Rew who ended unbeaten on 56 scored a 9th boundary of his innings to see Somerset home by three wickets with two overs to spare.
The Under 12′s went west on Sunday to face their Cornwall counterparts at Callington Cricket Club. Batting first the visiting openers Ollie Meadows (42) and Tom Maddock (26) added 82 togther after which Sethan Locke then scored 40. 24 from Henry Smeed and an undefeated 23 from Jamie Baird then helped Somerset post 182 for four from their 35 overs.
Cornwall never really challenged the Somerset total thanks to accurate bowling. Smeed accounted for opener Adam Barrett who was caught by keeper Yates for 50, whilst there was one wicket for Dan James Stone and two for Finley Rogers as Cornwall finished 43 runs behind the visitors.