Second XI Championship: Match drawn


Somerset had to settle for a draw despite dominating this Second XI Championship match against Sussex at Blackstone Academy Ground.

Sussex resumed on 97 for seven.

The players came off for rain for the second time in the morning session at 11:46am by which point the hosts had moved to 142 for eight.

Sussex were eventually all out for 183. Jack Leach claimed four for 66 whilst Jack Brooks took three for 42.

Batting for a second time, Somerset had reached 195 for four by the end of the day. Steve Davies top scored with 63 from 103 balls.

There was a landmark day for 15-year-old James Rew today who made his debut for the Somerset Second XI. James is a wicket-keeper/batsman who is currently on the Emerging Player Programme.

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Somerset Second XI Coach, Greg Kennis has named the following team for the match: Marcus Trescothick, Eddie Byrom, Steve Davies, Tim Rouse, Tom Lammonby, Ben Green, Jack Leach, Ollie Sale, Nathan Gilchrist, Jack Brooks and Charley Reed.


Sussex were set to resume on 13 for three on day two of this Second XI Championship match against Somerset at Blackstone Academy Ground.

Unfortunately rain delayed the start of play and the action didn’t get underway until 5:30pm.

When the match eventually began Somerset continued to dominate as Jack Brooks and Jack Leach tormented the home batsman.

At the close of play Sussex finished the day on 97 for seven.


A third wicket partnership of 208 between Ben Green and Tim Rouse put Somerset in control of this Second XI Championship match against Sussex at Blackstone Academy Ground.

The three-day match got underway at 11am today with Somerset winning the toss and electing bat.

Somerset openers Marcus Trescothick and Eddie Byrom shared a first wicket stand of 79 before the younger man was bowled by Luke Wells for 10.

Before the lunch interval Trescothick reached his half century from 108 balls and the visitors went in to the break at 92 for one.

After the interval Somerset had reached 103 when when Trescothick was trapped lbw by Adam Barton for 53.

By the time the tea interval arrived Ben Green and Tim Rouse had taken Somerset to 232 for two.

After the break the two continued to plunder runs aplenty and Somerset eventually declared on 311 for two. Green finished on 100 not out from 196 balls and Rouse was unbeaten on 102 from 181 balls.

A good day for the visitors got even better as Jack Leach and Jack Brooks reduced Sussex to 13 for three by the close of play.

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