Second XI: Somerset beat Cornwall by 88 runs

Somerset Second XI beat Cornwall by 88 runs in a 50-over friendly at Taunton Vale Sports Club today.

Cornwall won the toss and elected to field.

The visitors made an early breakthrough when Ryan Davies was dismissed with the score on 14.  George Bartlett then made his way back to the pavilion after failing to score and Somerset were 14 for two.

A 63 run partnership between Jim Allenby and Johann Myburgh moved Somerset on to 77 before the latter was bowled for 33.  20 runs were then added to the score before Adam Hose was dismissed for 11.

Jim Allenby and Michael Leask then added 56 for the fifth wicket before Somerset’s one-day skipper was out for an impressive 73.  Leask made a rapid 48 and when he was dismissed Somerset were 186 for six.

Eddie Byrom and Ben Green then shared a stand of 118 for the seventh wicket and took Somerset on to 304 before Green was the next man out for 37.  Byrom eventually went on to make an outstanding 101 from just 71 balls as Somerset finished on 330 for nine from their 50 overs.  James Turpin was the pick of the Cornish bowlers, claiming five for 81 from his 10 overs.

Somerset made an early breakthrough in the Cornwall innings when Paul van Meekeren struck to remove Matthew Rowe for two with the score on 26.  Max Waller then took two wickets to help reduce Cornwall to 75 for three.

The visitors passed the 100 mark but then Ryan Davies stumped Conor Miles to give Dom Bess a wicket and Cornwall were 103 for four.  The same combination then removed Greg Smith for 46 as the visitors moved to 144 for five before Bess claimed a third wicket to leave the visitors on 170 for six.

Dan Lello frustrated the Somerset bowlers but was eventually trapped lbw by Max Waller for 64 at 224 for seven.

Waller then cleaned up the tail to finish with five for 39 as Cornwall were all out for 242 from 48.1 overs.

The match scorecard can be viewed here 

The Somerset squad for this match was: Ryan Davies+, Jim Allenby, George Bartlett, Johann Myburgh*, Adam Hose, Michael Leask, Eddie Byrom, Ben Green, Dom Bess, Max Waller, Paul van Meekeren, Ollie Sale.

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