Second XI Friendly: Somerset v Hampshire - Day Three


Jack Leach and Dom Bess bowled Somerset to victory on the third and final day of this Second XI friendly match at Taunton Vale Sports Club.

Hampshire resumed on 74 without loss chasing 371 for victory.

By the time the lunch interval arrived Jack and Dom had claimed two wickets each as Hampshire reached the break on 157 for four.

Rain then brought about an early tea with the visitors on 214 for eight.

After the interval Somerset claimed the final two wickets in order to in the match by 118 runs. Leach finished with figures of five for 49 from 29 overs whilst Bess claimed four for 106 from 32.2 overs.

The match scorecard can be viewed here

Second XI Coach, Greg Kennis has named the following squad for the encounter:

Marcus Trescothick, Eddie Byrom, George Bartlett, Tim Rouse, Dom Bess, Will Smeed, Ben Green, Charley Reed, Ollie Sale, Jack Leach, Paul van Meekeren and Nathan Gilchrist.

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In reply to their hosts first innings total of 243 Hampshire resumed on 110 for six on day two of this three-day Second XI friendly against Somerset at Taunton Vale Sports Club.

The remaining Hampshire batsmen added 37 to the overnight score before they were all out for 147, Dom Bess claiming the last two wickets to fall, to end with four for 35 from 8.3 overs of which one was a maiden while Jack Leach bowled a mammoth 26 overs, eight of which were maidens to end with three for 43 .

Batting for a second time by lunch Somerset had reached 45 for one in seven overs, Ben Green the batsman out for 20, while his opening partner Ed Byrom was 18 and George Bartlett not out 4.

After lunch Byrom went onto make 30, Bartlett 35 and Tim Rouse 23 to help Somerset to 134 for four when Dom Bess  joined Will Smeed.

The fifth wicket pair added 81 runs together in just more than 14 overs when Smeed was out for 46 off 43 balls with six 4s and two 6s.

By the time the tea interval Somerset had moved onto 225 for six off 46 overs, with Bess unbeaten on 44.

After the interval Bess duly went to his 50 off 75 balls with six 4s and went onto make 76 before he was ninth man out and Somerset were all out for 274.

Chasing 371 for victory Hampshire had reached 74 without loss in 20 overs by the close of play.


Somerset Second XI are in action today on day one of a three-day friendly against Hampshire at Taunton Vale Sports Club where play got underway 11am.

Somerset won the toss and elected to bat.

Marcus Trescothick and Eddie Byrom put on 37 for the opening wicket before the younger man was caught by Lewis McManus off the bowling of Fidel Edwards for six.

Trescothick was joined in the middle by George Bartlett and the pair added 50 runs from 81 balls before Bartlett was removed for 17 with the score on 90. Tim Rouse then fell three runs later but Trescothick continued to play his shots and by the lunch interval Somerset had reached 100 for three with the former England opener unbeaten on 62.

Trescothick went on to reach his hundred from 172 balls and was eventually dismissed for 115. Will Smeed made 31 but Somerset were all out 243.

The Somerset bowlers then ripped through the visiting batsmen and reduced Hampshire to 71 for six.

However, 42 not out from Calvin Dickinson ensured that his side finished the day on 110 for six.

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