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Second XI T20: Somerset come out on top against Sussex

Somerset Second XI were in T20 action today when we hosted Sussex in two games at Taunton Vale Sports Club.

MATCH ONE

Somerset won the toss and elected to bat.

The home side lost their first three wickets with just 51 runs on the board but George Bartlett (69 from 44 balls) and Dom Bess (27) helped to ensure that Somerset posted a competitive total of 176 for seven from their 20 overs.

Abi Sakande was the pick of the visiting bowlers, claiming three for 30.

Paul van Meekeren removed Ben Brown for eight to leave the visitors on 15 for one. However, Delray Rawlins and Bradley Erasmus took the total to 84 before the latter was was dismissed for 17.

Rawlins went on to make 73 from 49 balls but only two other batsmen made double figures as the Somerset bowlers dominated the visitors as Sussex were all out for 139 from 18.4 overs.

Ben Green claimed four for 21 and Dom Bess took three for 14 as Somerset won by 37 runs.

The scorecard for match one can be viewed here

MATCH TWO

Sussex won the toss and elected to bat.

Once again the Somerset bowlers made life very uncomfortable for the visiting batsmen with only Leo Cammish (30) and Bradley Erasmus (26) passing the 20 mark as Sussex were all out for 135 from 18.4 overs.

Paul van Meekeren was the pick of the Somerset bowlers, claiming four for 26.

Somerset lost Eddie Byrom with the score on 11 but George Bartlett (46) and Tim Rouse took Somerset to 95 before the former was dismissed. Rouse (40) then fell just three runs later and the remaining batsmen struggled to make runs.

The match came down to the very last over with Somerset needing 11 runs for victory.

A big six from Fin Trenouth settled the nerves and he then took his side to their required total as Somerset won by four wickets with two balls to spare.

For the match two scorecard click here

Second XI Coach, Greg Kennis has named the following squad for the games: Eddie Byrom, George Bartlett, Ben Green, Dom Bess, Tim Rouse, Fin Trenouth, Paul van Meekeren, Ollie Sale, Nathan Gilchrist, Will Smeed, Ned Leonard and Sam Young.

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