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Second XI: Middlesex v Somerset - Day Three

DAY THREE

Middlesex completed a 226 run win over Somerset on the final day of this three-day friendly match against Middlesex at Merchant Taylors’ School.

Somerset resumed on 94 without loss and by lunch they had reached 238 for one. Ben Green was the man out for 88 but Tom Banton was unbeaten on 124.

After the interval Banton reached an impressive 125 before falling to put Somerset on 239 for three. Banton’s runs came off 142 balls and included 19 fours.

Max Waller also batted well and reached 39 not out but Somerset were eventually dismissed for 334 as Middlesex won by 226 runs.

To view the match scorecard please click here

Somerset Coach, Greg Kennis has named the following squad: Rich Jerry, Finn O’Brien, Louis Shaw, Finn Trenouth, Tom Banton, Henry Smeed, Ben Green, Max Waller, Billy Mead, Jamie Overton, Peter Trego (c).

DAY TWO

Somerset resumed on 40 for five on day two of this three-day Second XI Friendly against Middlesex at Merchant Taylors’ School.

Unfortunately for the visitors they were all out for 94 from 40.4 overs.

Batting for a second time Middlesex had reached 42 without loss at lunch.

By tea the hosts had moved to 254 for three courtesy of  127 from 117 balls from Sam Robson.

Middlesex eventually declared on 285 for six and by the end of the day Somerset had reached 94 without loss. The not out batsmen were Ben Green (28) and Tom Banton (55).

DAY ONE

Somerset are in Second XI action this week when we take on Middlesex at Merchant Taylors’ School in the three-day friendly that got underway at 11am today.

Middlesex won the toss and elected to bat.

Somerset made an early breakthrough when Max Holden was caught behind off Jamie Overton for four and when Ben Green removed George Scott in similar fashion the hosts were 52 for two.

Sam Robson was caught and bowled by Finn O’Brien for 42 with the score on 103 and then two further wickets fell to leave Middlesex on 134 for five at lunch.

After the interval Robbie White made 84 to give Max Waller a wicket and Tom Banton his third catch behind the stumps.

By the time the tea interval arrived Middlesex had reached 344 for seven with James Fuller unbeaten on 130.

Fuller went on to make 147 not out as the hosts were dismissed for 369. O’Brien was the pick of the Somerset bowlers claiming five for 43 from 14.4 overs.

The Somerset reply got off to the worst possible start and at the close of play the visitors were 40 for five after 21 overs.

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