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Second XI Championship: Tom and Sam impress on Day Three

DAY THREE

Impressive displays from Tom Lammonby and Sam Young were the highlights of the third and final day of this Second XI Championship match between Somerset and MCC Young Cricketers which ended in a draw.

Somerset resumed on 49 for one at Taunton Vale Sports Club and the score had moved on to 66 when Eddie Byrom was dismissed for 25.

Tim Rouse then fell for 11, and when Lewis Goldsworthy was dismissed Somerset were 130 for four.

However, after the lunch interval Lammonby and Young simply took control. The former went to his hundred from 160 balls and by the time tea arrived the hosts were 261 for four.

Lammonby reached his 150 from 219 balls and Young made his maiden century for the Second XI from 162 balls.

The pair brought up the 200 hundred partnership from 296 balls and when the two teams shook hands Somerset had reached 338 for four declared.

Lammonby was unbeaten on 156 whilst Young was 107 not out.

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Somerset Second XI Coach, Greg Kennis has named the following squad for the match: Tom Banton, Eddie Byrom, Ben Green, Tim Rouse, Tom Lammonby, Ollie Sale, Paul van Meekeren, Nathan Gilchrist, Sam Young, Lewis Goldsworthy, Tom Hall (PSPP) and Tom Keast (ex Notts Academy).

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DAY TWO

MCC Young Cricketers resumed on 25 without loss on day two.

Openers Bradley Erasmus and Billy Mead put on 127 for the first wicket before the latter fell for 58 to Tom Lammonby courtesy of a catch from Tom Keast.

Erasmus, on 70, then gave Keast his second catch to give Ben Green a wicket with the score on 148.

Green struck again to remove Saf Imtiaz for eight at 162 for three and by lunch the visitors were 195 for three.

After the break Tom Hall accounted for Fynn Hudson-Prentice and Lewis Goldsworthy claimed two wickets as the MCC reached tea with the scoreboard showing 299 for six.

Despite 69 from Alexander Woodland, the visitors were eventually bowled out for 374.

By the close of play Somerset had reached 49 for one.

DAY ONE

An outstanding innings from Eddie Byrom put Somerset in control on day one of this three-day Second XI Championship match against the MCC Young Cricketers at Taunton Vale Sports Club.

Somerset won the toss and elected to bat.

Openers Byrom and Tom Banton made an excellent start and the pair brought up the Somerset 50 from 39 balls.

Banton was the first to reach his half century, a feat he achieved from 51 balls. The Somerset 100 came off 100 balls and then Byrom followed his teammate to 50 from 54 balls.

The score had reached 122 when Banton retired not out for 67 after suffering a back spasm. One further run had been added to the total when Ben Green fell without scoring.

By the lunch interval Somerset had reached 173 for one.

After the break Byrom reached his hundred from 139 balls and when Tim Rouse was removed for 36 Somerset were 188 for two.

By the time the tea interval arrived the hosts had reached 290 for two.

Tom Lammonby was run out in the first over after the break for 39 but Byrom moved to his 150 off 248 balls.

Byrom eventually fell for a superb 170 as Somerset declared on 375 for four. Sam Young was unbeaten on 49.

By the close of play the visitors had reached 25 without loss from eight overs.

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