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Tom Banton took the honours for the Somerset cricketers playing Premier Grade in Australia last week.

Willetton batted first in their match against Tom’s South Perth side and scored 157 for three off their 20 overs of which Cameron Bancroft made 46.

Tom then opened the innings and made 78 off 51 balls with six 4s and five 6s before he was third wicket to fall on 121 before South Perth went onto reach 160 for five.

Tom Abell bowled four overs for 23 as Fremantle team limited a Country XI to 134 for three off their 20 overs, and then scored 35 off 24 balls as his team reached 135 for five with 12 balls to spare.

Midland-Guildford scored 136 for eight off their 20 overs against Gosnells for who Ben Green took one for 24 off his four overs. Ben then opened the innings and made 30 off 32 balls to help Gosnells reach 139 for five with three balls to spare.

In South Australia Tim Rouse bowed 11.2 overs for 35 as Kensington posted 259 for three in reply to which Northern Districts reached 152 for eight, Tim making two at the top of the order.

Ollie Sale is still injured and did not play at the weekend.

Elsewhere, Paul van Meekeren and Roelof van der Merwe have been in Nepal playing in the second iteration of the Everest Premier League.

Both have performed well throughout the competition, with their side Biratnagar Warriors falling at the Quarter-Final stage.

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