Despite the shortened season, this summer saw seven different Somerset batsmen make a total of 10 hundreds across the two formats of the game that were played in 2020.
Lets take a look back and remind ourselves of this year’s three-figure makers.
The 20-year-old announced himself on the domestic scene in fine style this summer. He made his First Class debut for Somerset in the opening Bob Willis Trophy fixture of the season against Glamorgan and went on to score over 450 runs in the competition at an average of 51 with three hundreds to his name.
Tom’s first hundred came in the second innings of Somerset’s comprehensive victory over local rivals Gloucestershire at the Cooper Associates County Ground. His 101 not out from 161 balls helped to ensure that the home side claimed the regional bragging rights courtesy of a win by 314 runs.
Tom followed this up with a sublime match-winning 107 not out in his side’s second innings against Worcestershire at Blackfinch New Road. This saw him become the youngest Somerset batsman to carry his bat in First Class cricket. His contribution to Somerset’s total of 193 set the hosts 245 to win. The Somerset bowlers did the rest as Somerset won by 60 runs and qualified for the final.
His third century came in the Bob Willis Trophy final at Lord’s. In Somerset’s second innings, Tom made 116 from 151 balls in his side’s total of 272 for seven declared as Somerset came within a whisker of claiming 2020’s showpiece prize.
Somerset’s Club Captain once again led by example this summer, scoring over 600 runs (including two centuries) across the two formats.
His first hundred came in the opening Bob Willis Trophy fixture of the season against Glamorgan in Taunton. His 119 was a major factor as Somerset got off to the perfect start with a 289-run win.
Tom’s second hundred came in the 314-run win over Gloucestershire at the Cooper Associates County Ground. His 101 not out from 157 balls in Somerset’s second innings helped to secure another impressive win for his side.
Somerset’s wicketkeeper/batsman scored over 500 runs this summer and he claimed his 25th First Class hundred against Warwickshire at Edgbaston in The Bob Willis Trophy. Steve’s 123 not out helped turn the game in Somerset’s favour before the weather frustrated the visitors. Although the game ended in a draw, it was a fine performance by the 34-year-old.
George claimed his fourth First Class century this season. His 100 not out against Gloucestershire at the Cooper Associates County Ground helped Somerset to a strong first innings advantage over our local rivals which eventually resulted in a convincing 314-run victory.
Every cricketer dreams of scoring a century at Lord’s.
In the final of the Bob Willis Trophy this summer, Eddie Byrom did exactly that.
Eddie’s 117 was the cornerstone of Somerset’s first innings total, but unfortunately Somerset eventually lost out to Essex by the narrowest of margins.
Babar Azam claimed his highest T20 score when he made 114 not out from just 62 balls against Glamorgan in Cardiff. His sensational innings helped Somerset to a total of 183 for three and an eventual 66-run victory.
This summer saw Jamie Overton make his maiden First Class century. His stunning knock of 120 came from just 92 balls in Somerset’s Bob Willis Trophy clash with Warwickshire at Edgbaston. Despite Jamie’s heroics, the game ended in a frustrating rain-affected draw.
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