Somerset Women v Wales
The opening match was reduced to five overs per side.
Somerset won the toss and elected to field.
Wales had reached 25 when Niamh Holland claimed the prize wicket of Georgia Hennessey in the third over courtesy of a catch by Emily Edgecombe.
Edgecombe then removed both Alex Griffiths and Beth Gammon as the visitors finished on 39.
Somerset openers Nat Wraith (28 from 10 balls) and Daisy Jeanes (12 from 6) ensured that their side reached the required total from just 16 balls to win by 10 wickets.
Wales won the toss and elected to field.
Somerset slipped to five for two but Sophie Luff (46) and Niamh Holland (29) ensured that the hosts finished on 105 for nine from their 20 overs.
Emily Edgecombe impressed with the ball again, claiming three for 12 from three overs as Somerset’s bowlers squeezed the life out of the Wales batters. Holland and Lorraine Szczepanski both claimed a brace as the visitors were limited to 95 for nine from their allotted overs to give Somerset the victory by 10 runs.
Somerset take on Wales in two matches in Group Three of the Vitality County T20 Competition at Taunton Vale Sports Club today (Monday).
Match one is due to begin at 11am with match two scheduled to start at 3pm.
Entry to these matches is free of charge.
Somerset are currently third in the group with eight points from four matches whilst Wales are second with 12 points.
Somerset have named the following squad for this match: Sophie Luff (c), Nat Wraith, Niamh Holland, Emily Edgcombe, Daisy Jeanes, Lily Hawkins, Joleigh Roberts, Lorraine Szczepanski, Lauren Filer, Alice Bird, Tilly Bond and Brooke Whittaker.
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Ahead of the match, Somerset Captain, Sophie Luff said: “Everyone is desperate to bounce back and what better way to do that than against our local rivals. Wales are a side that we’ve played a lot over the last few years. We’ll be looking to get another two wins so that we can get some good momentum going into finals day. In a short season momentum is vital because it gives everyone confidence.
“We’re a young squad and we’ve blooded some new talent this season, which is exciting to see. I’ve been impressed with what I’ve seen on the whole this season. To see Somerset girls performing week in week out and putting themselves in the frame for selection at Western Storm level has been great.”
It’s finals day in Group Three of the Vitality County T20 Competition on Sunday May 8th at Portland Road.Back to News