Second XI: Somerset claim victory on day three
Somerset wrapped up a comprehensive win over Leicestershire on the final day of this three-day match at Taunton Vale Sports Club.
The hosts resumed on 311 for eight this morning and were eventually dismissed for 330 leaving the visitors chasing 344 for victory.
Leicestershire made the worst possible start as Josh Davey accounted for both their openers for just one run. Ollie Sale then claimed the wicket of Rob Sayer to leave the visitors on 14 for three.
A 52 run partnership between Tom Wells and Sam Evans gave Leicestershire hope but the Somerset bowlers were just too good.
Tim Rouse and Max Waller both claimed three wickets each as Somerset bowled out their opponents for 228 to win by 115 runs.
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The Somerset squad for this game was: Eddie Byrom, Jim Allenby, Tim Rouse, George Bartlett, Adam Hose (c), Tom Banton, Josh Davey, Ben Green, Max Waller, Sam Underdown, Ollie Sale and Liam Redrup.
Leicestershire resumed on 129 for three when play got underway on day two of this three-day match at Taunton Vale Sports Club.
Josh Davey claimed the wicket of Aadil Ali for 42 before a run had been added to the total and then Ollie Sale trapped Rob Sayer lbw to leave the visitors on 131 for five. Rob Taylor and Harry Swindells added 30 runs before Max Waller cleaned up the tail by taking four wickets to finish with figures of four for seven. There were two wickets each for Davey, Sale and Tim Rouse as Leicestershire were dismissed for 170 to give Somerset a first innings lead of 13.
By lunch Somerset led by 42 runs as they reached the break on 29 for one.
After the lunch interval Somerset lost another three wickets and found themselves on 59 for four. However, Adam Hose and Max Waller shared a 50 run partnership for the fifth wicket before Waller was out for 26. Hose and Ben Green then put on 62 for the sixth wicket. By the time that tea was taken Somerset had reached 182 for six, a lead of 195.
After tea Hose continued to play impressively but was eventually dismissed for 90. Eddie Byrom also looked impressive and his 59 not out ensured that Somerset closed day two on 311 for eight, a lead of 324.
Somerset Second XI are taking on Leicestershire in their final match of the season at Taunton Vale Sports Club.
The three-day game got underway at 10:30am with Somerset winning the toss and electing to bat.
The home side found themselves on one for one when Eddie Byrom was dismissed but a 57 run partnership between Jim Allenby and Tim Rouse took Somerset to 58. Allenby was then trapped lbw by Tom Wells for 28 whilst Rouse went on to make 33 before being trapped in front by Rob Sayer to leave Somerset on 95 for three. Two quick wickets then fell to leave Somerset 117 for six.
Ben Green and Josh Davey then took Somerset to 161 but once their partnership was broken more wickets fell and Somerset were eventually all out for 183.
By the close of play Rouse, Davey and Ollie Sale had all taken a wicket each as the visitors ended on 129 for three.