Tom enjoying his time Down Under
As reported earlier this week Somerset’s Tom Abell, who is spending the winter in Western Australia playing Grade A cricket for Fremantle, notched up his first half century and was also amongst the wickets for his adopted club.
Talking afterwards Tom said: “It was nice to contribute and finally get some runs under my belt at the weekend as I have been a bit short of runs in the first couple of games.”
The highly rated 21 year old, who scored 726 runs at an average of 36.30 opening the LV= County Championship batting with Marcus Trescothick this summer, took three wickets in the 10 overs he bowled to help limit opponents Bayswater-Morley to 176 for eight from their 50 overs. The Taunton youngster then hit an unbeaten 65 off 114 balls with five 4′s to see Fremantle to 178 for one in 41.3 overs.
Tom was glad to get the win under his belt: “Fremantle have had a slow start to the season on the batting front,” he said. “It’s cost us three out of the four games, however there is a lot of potential in the side so hopefully we can make that count as we start the 2 day games.”
Tom added: “Perth is a great place to be and I am really enjoying my time here. I am lucky to have joined a great club with some great guys who have been very accommodating while I’ve found my feet. I am keeping pretty busy during the weeks with training and a bit of work on the side, and definitely enjoying training in a slightly different climate!”