Second XI T20: Somerset v Northants

Somerset take on Northamptonshire in two T20 Central Group matches at Taunton Vale Sports Club today.

The first match gets underway at 11:30am with match two due to start at 3pm.

Parking and entry is free at Taunton Vale Sports Club.



Somerset won by 51 runs.

Somerset won the toss and elected to bat.

Jamie Baird and Will Smeed shared an opening stand of 48 before the former fell for 14.

Smeed moved to his 50 from just 23 balls, but fell for 58 in the 10th over.

George Bartlett then made a rapid 69 from just 46 balls as Somerset posted a total of 185 for eight from their 20 overs.

The visiting openers both fell to catches from Will Smeed off the bowling of Ned Leonard to leave Northants on 32 for two. Saif Zaib then fell to Lewis Goldsworthy at 53 for three.

45 from Charlie Thurston helped take his side to 88 but he was bowled by Marchant de Lange in the 13th over.

The Somerset bowlers remained on top and restricted their opponents to 134 for seven.



Northamptonshire won by three wickets.

Northants won the toss and elected to bowl.

Somerset slipped to 28 for two in the fifth over, but George Bartlett (40 from 28 balls), Ben Green (46 from 32) and Roelof van der Merwe (37 from 27) helped Somerset to a total of 156 for five from the allotted overs.

Despite Jack Brooks performing heroics with the ball and claiming four for 12, the visitors reached the required total for the loss of seven wickets with just two balls to spare.

Someret Second XI Coach, Greg Kennis has named the following squad: Ben Green (c), Will Smeed, Kasey Aldridge, George Bartlett, Roelof van der Merwe, Marchant de Lange, Ned Leonard, Josh Thomas, Jack Brooks, Jamie Baird and Jack Harding.

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