Under 17 Super 4s update

The Somerset cricketers who are currently taking part in the Under 17 Super 4s have been giving a good account of themselves in the three matches that have been played by the South West.

In the opening match their Midlands counterparts batted first and posted 258 for seven from their 50 overs.

When the South West replied Charlie Reed added 54 for the second wicket with Will Smeed before he was out for 50 off 56 balls.

Smeed then put on 62 for the fourth wicket with Sam Young who hit 33, before he was out for 59 off 62 balls, which included five sixes.

After Smeed departed on 176, wickets tumbled and the South West were bowled out for 204 in 41.4 overs.

In their second match, against London and the East, the South West batted first and scored 258 for eight from their 50 overs.

Lewis Goldsworthy came out to bat with the score on 27 for two in the seventh over. The right handed batsman, who also bowls orthodox slow left arm, was out in the middle until the final over, scoring 103 runs off 117 balls with eight fours and two sixes.  During his innings Lewis added 88 with George Pardoe for the sixth wicket and shortly after his dismissal the Somerset innings ended on 258 for eight.

When London and the East replied they were bowled out for 255 off the penultimate ball, Goldsworthy taking one for 38 off his 10 overs as well as claiming a run out.

Next up was the North who asked the South West to bat.

They posted 293 for five from their 50 overs. Charlie Reed made 21 in an opening partnership with Ben Charlesworth before he was out with the total on 55 in the ninth over. Goldsworthy, batting at four, put on 52 with the opener before he was out for 33 after which team captain Sam Young joined Charlesworth.

The fourth wicket partnership put on 112 in 18 overs before Young was dismissed for 75 off 62 balls.

Charlesworth remained unbeaten having carried his bat for 112 off 127 balls with 10 fours and two sixes.

Chasing a revised target of 274 off 44 overs, the North reached 128 for three in 25.5 overs, giving the South West victory by 145 (DLS method).

Ned Leonard was the pick of the South West bowlers ending with two for 29 from his six overs.

Reflecting on the performances in the opening two matches Somerset Academy Director, Steve Snell said: “It’s been an exciting few days at Loughborough and it’s been fantastic to see some stand-out performances from some of the Somerset boys.

“One of the challenges of playing so many matches in a short space of time is the ability to create and maintain the intensity of performance as the week progresses. This is one thing I will be looking for the lads to do! “

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