2nd XI Championship: Somerset win!

Somerset Second XI are in County Championship action this week when they take on Northamptonshire at Taunton Vale Sports Club.



Northamptonshire resumed on 180 for three on the third day of this match, a lead of 73 runs.

Harry Gouldstone could only add two to his overnight score of 92 and the visitors were all out for 248 in the 79th over of their innings, a lead of 141.

Kasey Aldridge was the pick of the bowlers, claiming three for 47, whilst there were two wickets apiece for Alfie Ogborne, Jack Harding and Josh Thomas.

Steve Davies and Andy Umeed shared an opening stand of 48 before the former fell for 24. Umeed had reached 34 when he was dismissed, but Jmaes Rew and James Hildreth took Somerset to three figures off the final ball of the 26th over of the innings.

Hildreth fell for a rapid 22, but Rew (56*) and Kasey Aldridge saw Somerset to the required target and victory by seven wickets.


Somerset resumed on 167 for two on the second day of this Second XI County Championship match.

James Hildreth went on to make 71 and James Rew reached 55, and by the time the lunch interval arrived the hosts were 247 for seven, a lead of 59 runs.

After the break, Kasey Aldridge also made a half century as Somerset were dismissed for 295, a lead of 107. By tea Northamptonshire had reached 50 for one, still trailing by 57 runs.

At the conclusion of day two, Harry Gouldstone had advanced to 92 as the visitors closed on 180/ for three, a lead of 73.


Somerset won the toss and elected to bowl.

Ollie Sale, Kasey Aldridge and Alfie Ogborne each claimed two wickets in the opening session to limit the visitors to 78 for six at lunch on the opening day.

During the afternoon session Harry Gouldstone made 84, including a 52-run ninth wicket stand with Ethan Rice as the visitors were all out for 188. Ogborne was the pick of the bowlers finishing with three for 37.

By tea, Somerset had reached 34 for one. Steve Davies was the man to go for eight.

At the end of day one Somerset had reached 167 for two, trailing by 21 runs. James Hildreth is 53 not out and James Rew is unbeaten on 45.

Somerset Second XI Coach, Greg Kennis has named the following squad: Ollie Sale, Andrew Umeed, Jack Harding, Kasey Aldridge, Steve Davies, James Hildreth, Alfie Ogborne, James Rew, George Thomas, Josh Thomas, Archie Vaughan, Ben Townsend.

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