Second XI: Somerset v Glamorgan ends in a draw

Day Three

Somerset declared on their overnight total of 278 for five ahead of the final day of this three-day Championship match at Tauton School.

By lunch Glamorgan had reached 89 for three, a lead of 177 runs. The Welsh side eventually declared on 196 for six setting Somerset a target of 285. Former Somerset all rounder Craig Meschede top scored with 61.

Ned Dunning was the pick of the Somerset bowlers claiming three for 32 whilst Paul van Meekeren took two for 38.

By tea Somerset had reached 42 for one.

56 from George Bartlett and 60 from Tim Rouse helped to ensure that Somerset had reached 201 for five at the close of play as the match ended in a draw.

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The Somerset squad for this game is – Eddie Byrom, George  Bartlett, Tim Rouse, Tom Banton, Tom Lammonby, Ryan Davies, Ben Green, Paul van Meekeren, Joe Gore, Ollie Sale, Calvin Harrison and Ned Dunning (Millfield School).

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Day Two

After Glamorgan declared on their overnight total of 366 for nine, Somerset began this morning batting at a sun-kissed Taunton School.

George Bartlett was soon dismissed, LBW to former Somerset man Craig Meschede in the 4th over. Despite the early setback the in-form pair of Eddie Byrom and Tim Rouse soon began to form a partnership.

Whilst remaining cautious, the pair guided Somerset to lunch at 66 for one with Byrom unbeaten on 26 and Rouse 33. At the interval the home side were exactly 300 runs behind.

The score moved on to 85 before Byrom was dismissed for 30. Rouse and Tom Banton then took Somerset to 171 when Rouse was removed for 84. Banton moved on to 64 and when he fell Somerset were 205 for four.

Ryan Davies was unbeaten on 50 50 at the close of play with Somerset on 278 for five.

In the afternoon session Byrom was dismissed with the score on 85, caught off the bowling of Morgan for 30. A good partnership then developed between Rouse and Tom Banton under sunny skies at Taunton school. Both batsmen passed half-centuries and continued blunting the Glamorgan attack until Rouse became Morgan’s second victim. He fell for a well-made 84 from 213 balls which brought Ryan Davies to the crease.


Day One

Somerset began a Second XI Championship match against Glamorgan at Taunton School, with Glamorgan won the toss and elected to bat.

Openers Nick Selman and Owen Morgan put on 58 for the first wicket before Selman was caught by Tim Rouse from the bowling of Paul van Meekeren for 18. Morgan was then bowled by Ollie Sale in the following over for 35 without any further runs being added to the total.

Jack Murphy and Kiran Carlson then saw the visitors to the lunch interval with the scoreboard showing 68 for two.

After lunch Ben Green removed Carlson for 29 but Murphy and David Lloyd ensured that the visitors reached tea without further loss at 234 for three.

The two Glamorgan batsmen shared a partnership of 152 before Murphy was dismissed by Tom Lammonby for 70 at 260 for four. Lloyd went on to make 100 before he was removed by van Meekeren and by the close of play the visitors had moved on 366 for nine.


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