Second XI Championship: Hampshire v Somerset - Day Three

Day Three

Somerset resumed on 135 for two on the final day of this Second XI Championship match against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl, still trailing by 173.

Marcus Trescothick (75) and Tim Rouse (20) were the not out batsmen overnight and the Somerset men took the score to 157 before Rouse fell for 25.

Trescothick was eventually removed for 90 to leave Somerset on 161 for four, but Will Smeed and Fin Trenouth ensured that the visitors reached the lunch interval on 251 without further loss.

After the break the pair had taken the score to 271 when Smeed was out for 65. Trenouth then fell for 41 just eight runs later and that essentially brought Somerset’s resistance to an end.

The visitors were eventually all out for 303 as Hampshire won by an innings and five runs.

The match scorecard can be viewed here

Day Two

Somerset Seconds ended day two of their match at Hampshire still 173 runs in arrears with eight second innings wickets remaining.

Resuming at the start of play on 369 for five the hosts took their total onto 469 for eight before they declared, Soames eventually falling LBW to Nathan Gilchrist for 148.

Academy youngster Gilchrist was the pick of the bowlers ending with three for 72 from his 22 overs, four of which were maidens.

When Somerset replied openers Marcus Trescothick and Eddie Byrom added 53 before the former England opener was out for 37 in the 14th over.

Byrom and Bartlett took the total onto 64 when the latter was bowled for 6 in the 17th over, at which point lunch was taken.

In the afternoon session Byrom helped to take the total onto 86 before he was out for 33. Following his dismissal wickets tumbled with the only batsman to offer real resistance being Fin Trenouth who made 30 as  Somerset were bowled out for 161 in 52.5 overs.

Following on 308 runs in arrears, Somerset lost Byrom for 14 with the score on 33 before Trescothick was joined by Bartlett who helped to add 54 in 14 overs before being dismissed for 19.

Trescothick was enjoying himself and went to his 50 off 57 balls, with 12 fours. Along with Rouse the former Somerset captain helped to take Somerset to 135 without further loss off 35 overs by close by which time he was unbeaten on 75 off 100 balls while Rouse was not out 20.being.

Day One

Somerset Second XI are in Championship action today on day one a three-day match against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl.

Hampshire won the toss and elected to bat.

By the lunch interval the hosts had reached 116 for one. Felix Organ was the man out when he was trapped lbw by Nathan Gilchrist for eight when the score was on 16.

After lunch the score had moved on to 190 when Ian Holland was caught by Fin Trenouth off the bowling of Finn O’Brien for 77. Oliver Soames then moved to three figures from 194 balls and by tea Hampshire were 247 for two.

Soames went on to make 144 not out and he received good support from Tom Scriven (85) as the hosts finished the day on 369 for five.

Second XI coach Greg Kennis has named the following squad for the match: Marcus Trescothick, Eddie Byrom, George Bartlett, Tim Rouse, Will Smeed, Ben Wells, Fin Trenouth, Ned Leonard, Mitchell Spencer, Tom Diness, Finn O’Brien and Nathan Gilchrist.

Updates will be posted throughout the day and a report on the action will appear here later.

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