Somerset's 10 centurions
Ten Somerset players made triple figures during the 2019 season.
Here’s a look back on those 15 hundreds.
James took his tally of First Class hundreds for Somerset to 44 during 2019.
The first of his two hundreds came against Cardiff MCCU in the traditional season curtain raiser at Taunton Vale. His 158 not out in Somerset’s first innings helped his side to a total of 387 for four declared as the hosts claimed victory by 568 runs.
His second century of the season came at the Cooper Associates County Ground in the County Championship against Hampshire. The veteran batsman contributed 105 to his side’s first innings total of 408 all out as Somerset ran out winners by 313 runs.
It wasn’t only James Hildreth who was amongst the runs at Taunton Vale against Cardiff MCCU in March, Eddie Byrom also reached three figures during the game. The 22-year-old made 115 not out in the Somerset second innings of 345 for nine declared. His runs came from 159 balls and included 13 fours and a six.
George scored over 700 runs in the County Championship in 2019 and reached three figures on two occasions. The first of these was an impressive 133 against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge as Somerset piled on 403 runs to win by an innings and 14 runs.
His second century of the season was a career best 137 against Surrey at Guildford. His runs helped Somerset to a first innings lead in excess of a hundred and from that point the visitors were in control, eventually winning the game by 102 runs.
Club Captain, Tom Abell was Somerset’s leading run scorer in the County Championship in 2019 but his only red-ball century came in Somerset’s impressive win at Trent Bridge. Tom helped himself to 101 as his side cruised to an innings win over Nottinghamshire.
Tom also claimed his maiden T20 hundred in Somerset’s dramatic match against Middlesex at the Cooper Associates County Ground in August. The 25-year-old made 101 not out from just 47 balls but unfortunately it wasn’t quite enough to see Somerset over the line.
The first of Tom’s three hundreds of 2019 came against Kent Spitfires in the Royal London One-Day Cup in April. His 107 from 79 balls thrilled the Somerset home crowd as his side eased to a 264 run victory.
The next time he reached three figures was in the Royal London One-Day Cup play off at Worcestershire. His 112 was one of the main contributing factors towards Somerset’s 147 run victory which set up a semi-final against Notts Outlaws.
Tom’s third and final Somerset century of 2019 came in the Vitality Blast victory over Kent Spitfires at the Cooper Associates County Ground. Opening the batting, he made a stunning 100 from just 52 balls as Somerset came out on top by 55 runs.
Azhar Ali got his name on both Honours Boards in 2019. Not only did he claim a five-wicket haul, he also scored a century. His hundred came in Somerset’s Royal London One-Day Cup victory over Essex in Taunton. He scored 110 from 93 balls and shared a stand of 217 with Peter Trego as Somerset won by 36 runs (D/L method).
Peter Trego’s final Somerset century also came in that Royal London One-Day Cup win over Essex. The man from Weston-super-Mare smashed his way to 141 from 101 balls. He arrived at the crease to join Azhar Ali with the score on three for one. By the time he eventually departed Somerset were in a match winning position of 305 for four.
Although Somerset’s home County Championship match against Surrey ended in a draw, it was made memorable by an outstanding innings from Lewis. His 129 not out came from 153 balls and included 10 fours and five sixes as Somerset posted a total of 398 in their first innings.
Babar Azam certainly made headlines during his time with Somerset in the 2019 Vitality Blast. A number of impressive batting performances lit up the competition, none more so than in Somerset’s win over Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl. His 102 not out came from just 55 balls and helped Somerset to a 63 run victory (D/L method).
Steve Davies scored over 600 runs in this years County Championship and made a number of important contributions with the bat. His finest hour was in the match at Edgbaston where is excellent knock of 109 helped Somerset to an important five wicket victory.
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