2nd XI Friendly: Somerset beat Gloucestershire by seven wickets
When play began on the final day of Somerset’s three-day friendly match against Gloucestershire today, the visitors resumed on 148 for one in their second innings after being asked to bat again. Somerset therefore still lead by 77 runs.
Joe Barrett (78), Smith (86) and George Hankins (57) ensured that Gloucestershire posted a competitive second innings total as they were all out for 330. Tim Rouse was the pick of the Somerset bowlers as he claimed five for 86 from 29 overs. Liam Redrup and Dieter Klein took two wickets each and Max Waller also took a wicket.
Needing 106 for victory Somerset suffered an early blow when Eddie Byrom was dismissed for 0 with the score on four and then Johann Myburgh departed for four with the score on 18.
However, a 72 run partnership between Rouse and Adam Hose took Somerset to 90 for three and the win was in sight. Hose (45*) and Waller (6*) took Somerset to the required total as they won this local derby seven wickets.
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The Somerset squad was: Adam Hose, Eddie Byrom, Johann Myburgh,Sam Underdown, Tim Rouse, Max Waller, Michael Bates, Bobby Gamble, Dieter Klein, Liam Redrup, Ben Williams and Dom Bess.
Gloucestershire resumed on 26 for one on day two of this three-day friendly match at Taunton Vale Sports Club in reply to the Somerset first innings score of 428 for six.
The score moved on to 52 before Ben Williams bowled Joe Barrett for 12 to leave the visitors two down. Smith was then caught by Michael Bates from the bowling of Liam Redrup for 29 as Gloucestershire were left struggling on 56 for three. Max Waller bowled Patrick Grieshaber for 10 whilst Tim Rouse had George Hankins caught by Eddie Byrom for 65 to leave the visitors on 157 for five at lunch.
After lunch Somerset wrapped up the Gloucestershire innings relatively quickly as the visitors were dismissed for 203. Tim Rouse was the pick of the bowlers as he claimed three for 41 whilst Dieter Klein took two for 28. There was also a wicket each for Bobby Gamble, Ben Williams, Liam Redrup and Max Waller.
Somerset asked Gloucestershire to bat again and by tea the visitors were 52 for one second time around as Somerset still lead by 173 runs.
In the final session of the day half centuries from Barrett and Smith ensured that Gloucestershire reached 148 at the close without further loss but Somerset still lead by 77 runs.
Somerset Second XI began a three-day friendly match against Gloucestershire today (Tuesday) at Taunton Vale Sports Club.
Somerset won the toss and elected to bat. Unfortunately Eddie Byrom was dismissed for one when he was caught by George Hankins from the bowling of Tom Hampton with the score on seven. A 108 run partnership between Adam Hose and Johann Myburgh moved the score on to 115 before the latter was out for 41. Tim Rouse joined Hose at the crease and the pair saw Somerset through to the lunch break without further loss.
The home side resumed on 135 for two after the break with Hose 82* and Rouse 5*. Somerset then moved on to 210 for three when Rouse was dismissed for 39. Max Waller was trapped lbw by Hampton for 18 whilst Sam Underdown was caught by Rogers off the bowling of Montgomery for 10 but Hose eased his way past the 150 mark and reached tea on 175 not out. Michael Bates (32) was also not out at the break as Somerset reached 337 for five.
After Tea, Hose went on to complete his double century and eventually made 222 as Somerset declared on 428 for six with Bates unbeaten on 73 and Bobby Gamble 2 not out.
The home bowlers made an early breakthrough as Gamble had Miles Hammond caught behind by Bates for one with the score on one. Gloucestershire reached the close without further loss and will resume tomorrow on 26 for one.