Success for Somerset VI team

Somerset’s Visually Impaired Cricket team won the 2018 BCEW David Townley Memorial T20 Cup when they defeated Yorkshire and Northamptonshire at Fordhouses Cricket Club in Wolverhampton at the weekend.

This was the re-arranged Finals Day from last year after that event was washed out.

After beating defending champions Warwickshire by eight wickets in the quarter-final that took place last year to earn their place in the last four, Somerset faced Yorkshire in the semi-final.

Batting first, Yorkshire posted what looked to be a challenging total of 165 for six off their 20 overs, Rory Hossell taking two for 25 from his four overs, while Martin Hallett ended with two for 17 from two.

However, when Somerset responded openers Rory and his brother Ed made light work of their target and added 153 for the first wicket before they were both out.

Ed scored 83 off 54 balls with 13 fours while Rory made 48 off 40 deliveries with two fours and two sixes.

In the final Somerset were pitted against Northamptonshire, who had beaten Lancashire in the other semi-final.

Batting first, Northants posted 128 for eight, with Ed Hossell doing the damage by taking four wickets for 22 from his four overs, while Steve Cook had two for 35.

The Hossell brothers again opened the innings, but after scoring 13 Rory was out with the total on 37.

Ed Hossell, well supported by Graham Glover, took control of the situation and helped to add 80 for the second wicket before he was out for 83 off just 61 balls.

Glover was then joined by Rob Crisp and the pair saw Somerset to victory without further loss in the 17th over, Glover ending unbeaten on eight which came off 21 balls while Crisp was nine not out off four balls.

Back Row (left to right): Mikey Contreras, Alan Mabey, Philip Millington, Rob Crisp, Phil Frounks, Adam White, Graham Glover, Kathryn Jelfs-White, Steve Cook.

Middle row: Martin Hallett and Sharnie Mabey

Front row: Heidi Linegar (vc) and Ed Hossell (c)

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