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Overseas Update

The Somerset players who are spending the winter overseas have been making headlines once again.

Here’s a look at how they have fared recently.

Tom Banton

Tom has now finished his stint with Brisbane Heat in Australia’s Big Bash League and the 21-year-old certainly made an impression on the tournament.

He featured in seven matches, scoring 223 runs at an average of 31.85 with an impressive strike rate of 176.98. He also helped himself to 18 fours and 16 sixes.

Tom’s last appearance for the Heat saw him make 55 from just 32 balls against Perth Scorchers. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to prevent his side from a 34-run defeat.

Matthew Wade

Somerset have signed Matthew Wade for the opening seven County Championship matches of the 2020 season and he has been captaining the Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League.

The Australian made 61 from 46 balls in the Hurricanes five-wicket loss to Tom Banton’s Brisbane Heat.

Lewis Gregory

Lewis has spent the last few weeks playing for Rangpur Rangers in the Bangladesh Premier League.

Lewis played in 11 matches, scoring 262 runs with a high score of 76 not out at an average of 26.20 with a strike rate of 140.10.

His bowling was equally impressive as he took 15 wickets at an average of 19.86. He also claimed three Man of the Match awards.

Tom Abell

Tom also featured for the Rangpur Rangers in the BPL.

He played in four matches, scoring 88 runs and taking two wickets.

Eddie Byrom

Eddie is currently in Australia playing for Fremantle and it was a productive weekend for the 22-year-old.

The left hander made 53 from 57 balls in his side’s first innings total of 204 in their First Grade match against Wanneroo.

The following day Eddie played a starring role as Fremantle qualified for the Premier T20 final following a dramatic semi-final clash with Subiaco Floreat.

Batting first, Fremantle made 135 for eight with Eddie top scoring with 80 from 62 balls.

Subiaco Floreat made 135 for seven which took the game to a super over.

Subiaco Floreat made seven for one from their six balls but it was left to Eddie (6*) to hit the winning runs as Fremantle scored eight without loss to secure a place in the final with two balls to spare.

Lewis Goldsworthy & Kasey Aldridge

Lewis caught the eye ahead of the imminent ICC U19 World Cup by impressing with the ball in England’s U19 World Cup warm up match against Zimbabwe U19.

The young Cornishman claimed two for 13 from 4.5 overs as England dismissed their opponents for 116 from 31.5 overs.

Kasey Aldridge also bowled well, taking one for 15 from four overs.

Unfortunately, poor weather intervened and the match was abandoned with England only able to face one over of their reply.

Dom Bess

Dom played his third Test match as England tied the current series with South Africa.

England won the second Test in Cape Town by 189 runs to level the series with Dom taking a wicket in each innings.

Max Waller

Max is spending the winter in South Africa playing for Milnerton.

Milnerton recently took on Northerns Goodwood. Max made a run-a-ball 46 as his side posted a total of 233. He then claimed two for 20 from seven overs as Northerns Goodwood were dismissed for 129.

Big Bash League and Lewis Goldsworthy image courtesy of Getty Images

Eddie Byrom image courtesy Nick Cambridge

 

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