Pete rolls back the years

Peter Trego rolled back the years at the Cooper Associates County Ground on Friday afternoon when he hit a stunning 141 runs off 101 balls.

The innings included six huge sixes and helped Somerset to a comfortable Royal London One-Day Cup victory over Essex Eagles in the first game under the new floodlights.

The all rounder made his senior debut in List A cricket back in 2000, but on Friday the veteran from Weston-super-Mare showed that he has lost none of his swagger and is still very much a force to be reckoned with.

He walked out to the wicket in the second over and proceeded to add 217 for the second wicket with Azhar Ali.

This was Trego’s second highest List A score, six short of his career best 147 which came against Glamorgan in the CB40 at Taunton in 2010.

Reflecting on his innings Peter said: “In the first couple of games of this competition I’ve felt that this innings has been brewing. I felt that I had played pretty well and was disappointed to only get 20s.

“One thing you realize when you get older and more experienced is that when you are in good form you try to make it pay. Having Azhar Ali up at the other end was great and we have a good rapport at the crease.

“Watching the way that Azhar complied his century inspired me to do the same. I think in trademen’s terms you had the coping saw at one end and the sledge hammer at the other!

“Azhar has got magnificent wrists and I’ve got a bit of power, and I think we complemented each other. When we were rotating the strike, the opposition had to bowl to him in many different areas than they did to me. In that way we kept the opposition under pressure, which was what we spoke about early on when the ball was doing a little bit.

“It was a fantastic win for us and we’re delighted with the points.”

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