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Second XI T20: Double disappointment for Somerset at Hampshire

Somerset Second XI are in T20 action today (Monday) when they travel to the Ageas Bowl to play two matches against their Hampshire counterparts.

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

Eddie Byrom, George Bartlett, Tim Rouse, Will Smeed, Fin Trenouth, Ben Wells, Ollie Sale, Paul van Meekeren, Nathan Gilchrist, Tom Abell, Jamie Overton and Josh Davey.

MATCH ONE

A good knock from Eddie Byrom was not enough to prevent Hampshire winning match one by seven wickets.

After the hosts won the toss and elected to bowl, Somerset openers Byrom and George Bartlett had reached 38 when Bartlett retired not out on 19.

Byrom was then joined by Tim Rouse and the pair had taken the score to 76 when Rouse was dismissed for 20. Will Smeed then added 18 from just eight balls before falling at 116 for two.

Byrom and Fin Trenouth then took Somerset to a score of 175 for two from their allotted overs. Byrom finishing the innings unbeaten on 76 from 64 balls.

Somerset’s bowlers then made an early breakthrough when Felix Organ was caught by Josh Davey off the bowling of Paul van Meekeren with just 15 runs on the board.

However, Joe Weatherley (66) and Sean Ervine (53) added 117 for the second wicket and took the game away from Somerset as the hosts reached their target for the loss of three wickets.

To see the scorecard from this match please click here

MATCH TWO

Sean Ervine was once again the thorn in Somerset’s side in match two as the hosts again won by seven wickets.

Once again Hampshire won the toss and elected to bowl.

Somerset had reached 24 when Ben Wells was dismissed for two but Eddie Byrom made 50 from 27 balls before being removed at 57 for two.

Tim Rouse and Tom Abell then added 88 for the third wicket. Abell was the man to go for 49 from just 22 balls.

Rouse went on to make 54 from 30 balls to help Somerset post a total of 206 for eight from their 20 overs.

Hampshire’s reply had reached 33 when Joe Weatherley was dismissed by Paul van Meekeren and when the big Dutchman struck again the home side were 88 for two.

However, 83 from 45 balls from Ervine helped to ensure that Hampshire reached the required target for the loss of three wickets.

To see the match two scorecard click here

The two sides meet again in a three-day Second XI Championship match at the same venue starting tomorrow.

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