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Royal London One-Day Cup Review: Part Two

2017 saw Somerset reach the quarter-finals of the Royal London One-Day Cup.

Here is part two of our review of the competition, culminating in the dramatic last last-eight showdown with Nottinghamshire

Somerset v Hampshire       

The Cooper Associates County Ground, May 10th 2017

Hampshire won the toss and fielded

Hampshire won by four wickets

 

Somerset got off to the worst possible start and both openers found themselves back in the pavilion with just one run on the board. However, Peter Trego and Dean Elgar moved the score on to 86 before the former was dismissed for 55 from just 46 balls. Elgar eventually went on to score 78 whilst 50 from Adam Hose and a quick-fire 28 from Jamie Overton ensured that Somerset scored 249 all out from 44.2 overs.

Chasing 250 for victory Hampshire lost Tom Alsop for 0 with the score on 20 when he was caught by Roelof van der Merwe off the bowling of Craig Overton. However, Rilee Rossouw and James Vince added 114 for the third wicket until Vince was dismissed for 35. Rossouw went on to score 156 off just 113 balls in an innings that included 24 fours and two sixes. He was eventually removed by Jamie Overton but the damage had been done by that point and it was left to Lewis McManus and Gareth Berg to take the visitors over the line as they won by four wickets to hand Somerset their first defeat in the competition. Jamie Overton was the pick of the home bowlers, taking four for 64.

Gloucestershire v Somerset

The Brightside County Ground, Bristol, May 12th 2017

Somerset won the toss and batted

Somerset won by 81 runs D/L Method.

Somerset had lost three wickets for 65 runs when Jim Allenby was joined by Adam Hose in a partnership of 123. Rain then cut eight overs from the match but on the resumption, Hose completed a mature century off the last ball of the innings as Somerset posted a total of 294 for six from 46 overs.

Gloucestershire’s batsmen struggled and only a fifth wicket partnership of 103 between George Hankins and Jack Taylor gave them hope. When they were both dismissed in quick succession Somerset, with Jamie Overton and Max Waller each taking three wickets, soon registered a fifth win in this year’s competition.

Somerset v Essex

The Cooper Associates County Ground, May 14th 2017

Somerset won the toss and fielded

Essex won by 72 runs

 

Craig Overton made an early breakthrough when he trapped Varun Chopra lbw with the score on 21. Unfortunately for the home side Alistair Cook and Tom Westley then took the score to 156 before the former England Captain was caught behind off the bowling of Jamie Overton for 65. Westley made exactly 100 before he was bowled by Roelof van der Merwe whilst Ravi Bopara helped himself to 92 not out from 81 balls as Essex finished on 334 for six from their allotted overs. Craig Overton and van der Merwe both claimed two wickets each.

Chasing 335 for victory, the home side made a solid start as openers Johann Myburgh and Jim Allenby put on 64 for the first wicket. Myburgh was the man to go for a rapid 57 from just 28 balls which included six fours and four sixes. Allenby eventually went on to make 77 from 89 balls but wickets continued to fall at regular intervals and Somerset were eventually all out for 262 in 43.2 overs as Essex won the match by 72 runs.

Middlesex v Somerset

Lord’s, May 17th 2017

No Toss

Match Abandoned

No play was possible at the Home of Cricket due to heavy rain throughout the day and therefore Middlesex and Somerset shared a point each.

Somerset v Notts Outlaws (quarter-final)

The Cooper Associates County Ground, June 13th 2017

Somerset won the toss and fielded

Notts Outlaws won by 24 runs.

 

The visitors made a strong start and openers Michael Lumb and Riki Wessels put on 82 for the first wicket. Lumb was the man to go after being caught by Jamie Overton off the bowling of Roelof van der Merwe for 47 from just 28 balls. Wessels and Samit Patel then moved the score on to 147 before the former was dismissed for 81 which came from 62 balls. Patel became Tim Groenewald’s second victim when he was removed for 66 but Brendan Taylor smashed his way to 154 from 97 balls as Notts Outlaws made 429 for nine from their 50 overs. Lewis Gregory was the pick of the bowlers, claiming four for 60.

Needing 430 to win the match, Somerset got off to a good start and had reached 55 in just the sixth over when Johann Myburgh was dismissed for 44 from just 19 balls. However, 55 for one soon became 67 for three but Dean Elgar kept Somerset in the game with 91 from 63 balls. He was well supported by Peter Trego (66) van der Merwe (43) and Jamie Overton (40) but in the end it wasn’t quite enough as Somerset were dismissed for 405 after 48 overs to give the visitors victory by 24 runs.

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