Comprehensive win for Somerset 2nd XI
Somerset cruised to a comprehensive victory over the MCC Young Cricketers on day two of their Championship match at Taunton Vale.
Somerset resumed on 289 for four, a lead of 136, when play got underway and due to rain an early lunch was taken but not before Somerset had reached 389 for eight from 80 overs which was a lead of 236.
Somerset were eventually dismissed shortly after the interval for 400 from 85.2 overs, a lead of 247.
The Somerset bowlers were again on top as the MCC Young Cricketers were reduced to 169 for eight at tea. Adam Dibble and Bobby Gamble both took three wickets whilst Ollie Sale and Max Waller claimed one wicket each as the home side still led by 78 runs at the break.
Shortly after tea Liam Redrup claimed the final two wickets to ensure that Somerset won by an innings and 60 runs as the MCC Young Cricketers were all out for 187.
The Somerset squad for the match is as follows: A. Hose, J. Regan, T. Cooper, T. Rouse, A. Barrow+, M. Waller*, T. Lammonby, A. Dibble, O. Sale, R. Gamble, J. Leach, L. Redrup.
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Day One Report
On day one Somerset won the toss and elected to field.
Three wickets from Liam Redrup, two for Ollie Sale and one for Bobby Gamble ensured that Somerset were very much in control of the opening session as the visitors reached 108 for six at lunch. The four remaining wickets fell shortly after the interval as MCC Young Cricketers were all out for 153. Gamble finished with three for 26 from 12.5 overs and Redrup claimed three for 46 off 11. There were also two wickets for Sale and Adam Dibble.
Alex Barrow and Adam Hose put on 47 for the opening wicket before Barrow was dismissed for 22. Hose went on to make 66 and the scoreboard registered 166 for two when he was out. Tom Cooper was the next man in and made an excellent 117 from 106 balls to ensure that Somerset had reached 253 for three when the Australian was eventually dismissed. Max Waller added 41 and James Regan (13*) and Tim Rouse (10*) made sure that Somerset had reached 289 for four at the close of play, a lead of 136.