Second XI Championship: Surrey v Somerset ends in a draw
Somerset resumed on 141 for six on the third and final day of this match at the London School of Economics against Surrey.
The score had moved to 150 when Tom Lammonby was dismissed for 29 and when Max Waller departed Somerset were 165 for eight.
Tim Rouse was eventually out for an impressive 81 from 176 balls and when Paul van Meekeren was caught behind Somerset were all out for 212.
By the close of play Surrey had reached 203 for three thanks to 86 from Ollie Pope and the game ended in a draw.
A scorecard can be found here
Honours were pretty even after day two of Somerset’s match at the London School of Economics against Surrey.
Having seen much of the opening day lost due to rain, the hosts resumed on 90/2 but were soon pegged back when Ollie Sale clean bowled Woods with the score on 103. A cluster of wickets soon followed as Ben Green, Peter Trego and Sale enjoyed reward on a cloudy morning.
From 132/7 there was some resistance from the Surrey lower order as Atkinson ground out 31 from 97 balls including three fours, but in the 73rd over Sale picked up his 4th wicket as Surrey were all out for 186.
Sale was the pick of the attack with 4/33 from 18.4 overs with Max Waller (2/14 from 11 overs) and Peter Trego (2/32 from 11 overs) supporting well.
The Somerset reply didn’t start well as George Bartlett fell without scoring but Tim Rouse and Peter Trego build a solid 76 run partnership to see the visitors well in control. However, a flurry of wickets soon followed in favourable bowling conditions as Somerset slumped to 85 for six and still over 100 in arrears.
Rouse was then joined by debutant Tom Lammonby and together they dragged Somerset back into the game with an impressive 56 run stand with Rouse ending the day unbeaten on 59 and Lammonby 22 not out. Somerset by the close had reached 141/6, 45 runs behind.
Somerset Seconds began a three day championship match against their Surrey counterparts at New Malden earlier today.
Sadly only 26.2 overs of play were possible on the opening day during which the hosts scored 90 for 2 off 26.2 overs before it rained bringing play to an early close.
Ollie Sale and Max Waller were the Somerset wicket takers.
Hopefully the game will resume at 11am on Wednesday.Back to News