Overseas Update

The Somerset players who are spending the winter overseas have been in good form over the last few days.

Kasey Aldridge and Lewis Goldsworthy have been in action for England Under 19s in their Tri-Nation ODI series in the West Indies.

Although the hosts won the opening match by 36 runs, Kasey claimed four for 38 from his 10 overs and also made a useful 28 with the bat. Lewis also bowled well and took one for 22 from five overs.

Both players also feature in the second ODI which saw England win by 29 runs. Kasey caught the eye again by claiming three for 32.

Talking from Antigua on Monday evening Kasey said: “It’s unbelievably hot out here and it’s all going very well for me. The pitches are a little bit slower than I thought, but to have had a period out with injury and to come back and take four wickets on my return was pretty good.

“When I went out to bat I got a bit of chat but that made me focus even more and made me play better. I loved every minute of it. The pitches are hard and it’s tough to get runs because the outfield is slow as well. You can see that from the scorecards, but it was great to be able to contribute to the total like I did.

“In the second game we had a really good win and to get three wickets was really nice for me. I finished my spell and the ball kept on following me round and I ended up with two catches and a run out as well, but it was a tiring day.

Kasey described a typical day: “We have training in either the morning or the afternoon then we have gym sessions plus strength and conditioning sessions as well. If we want any extra training we can ask and they make it happen. Then we have a few hours off either in the mornings or the evening.

“The game days are tough but we’ve had a day off after each. When we’ve had time off I’ve been to the shops to stock up on the essentials like sun cream.

“We’ve got two games in two days coming up later this week and I think that it’s likely I’ll be rested at some point.

“I’m feeling really chuffed with the way things are going. It’s a lovely part of the world and to pick up a few wickets is pretty nice as well.”

Kasey added: “I’m  looking forward to the next step that will hopefully be playing in the Under 19 World Cup.”

Tom Lammonby is currently in Australia playing Grade Cricket for Rockingham-Mandurah and he claimed three for 21 at the weekend against Wanneroo (241 for nine) at Larkhill Sporting Complex.

Eddie Byrom is also playing Grade Cricket in Australia and he had reached 29 not out in Fremantle’s score of 67 for two as they replied to Scarborough’s 183 all out at Stevens Reserve (West Oval). Eddie also took a catch. The match will be concluded next weekend.

Max Waller is currently playing for Milnerton in South Africa and he had a weekend to remember recently, making 86 from 63 balls and claiming seven for 12 from his from 9.5 overs.

Kasey Aldridge image courtesy of Getty Images

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