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Overseas Update

The Somerset players who are spending their winter overseas were again in the headlines over the last few weeks.

Kasey Aldridge was in fine form for England Under 19s in their recent ODI against West Indies Under 19s.

In the fifth match of the tri-series, which also involves Sri Lanka, the 18-year-old was named player of the match as England won by five wickets with over 70 balls to spare.

The 18-year-old claimed five for 18 from 9.1 overs as the hosts were dismissed for 116 after having been put in by England skipper George Hill.

England currently sit at the top of the table and play Sri Lanka on Thursday.

Eddie Byrom was in fine form once again for Fremantle CC at the weekend. The left-hander made 121 from 64 balls in an innings that included eight fours and 10 sixes. Eddie started slowly, making 40 from his opening 31 balls but then accelerated by scoring 81 from the next 33 balls.

Fremantle made 208 for four from their allotted overs whilst Midland-Guildford were limited to 153 for seven.

Tom Abell and Lewis Gregory are playing in the Bangladesh Premier League for Rangpur Rangers. Their latest match saw them face Comilla Warriors. Tom made a run-a-ball 25 whilst Lewis scored 21 from 12 balls as the Rangers made 181 for eight.

Tom also claimed a wicket but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Warriors from coming out on top by six wickets with just two balls to spare.

Tom Banton announced himself on the Big Bash scene by getting off the mark for Brisbane Heat with a huge six over mid-wicket. He then claimed another maximum off the following ball as well as taking a four as he helped himself to 16 runs from his opening over in the BBL.

Roelof van der Merwe has been representing Tshwane Spartans in the Mzansi Super League. The T20 competition, based in South Africa, featured six teams and it was the Spartans and the Paarl Rocks who met in the final.

Unfortunately for Roelof and his team, it was the Rocks who came out on top by eight wickets.

Roelof was lining up alongside South African superstars Dean Elgar, AB de Villiers and Morne Morkel as his side posted 147 for six, but a man of the match performance with the bat from Henry Davids (77 from 44 balls) saw the Rocks ease to victory.

Banton and Aldridge images courtesy of Getty Images

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