Second XI: Warwickshire v Somerset - Match Drawn


Somerset’s friendly with Warwickshire ended in a draw today in Birmingham.

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Following the draw at Edgbaston second eleven coach Steve Snell said: “Adam Hose and Tim Rouse both batted brilliantly in this match. After being 139 for one we lost four wickets without adding a run, which is when they came together. Adam has been in great form this season and showed once again what good a batsman he is. He is certainly pushing very hard for first team selection.

“Likewise batting at number seven Tim came in and demonstrated just what a talented a player his is. He built a partnership under pressure and himself an hose flourished out in the middle for 63 overs to help add 306 excellent runs.”

The Somerset team for the game is: Eddie Byrom, George Bartlett, Johann Myburgh, Adam Hose, Jim Allenby, Ryan Davies, Tim Rouse, Tom Banton, Michael Leask, Ben Green (captain), Josh Davey and Paul van Meekeren.


Warwickshire resumed on 10 without loss in reply to Somerset’s 513 for seven declared when play got underway on day three of this four-day friendly at the Edgbaston Foundation Sports Ground.

By lunch Paul van Meekeren and Josh Davey had taken two wickets each and reduced the hosts to 115 for four.

After the break to two Somerset bowlers continued to dominate the home batsmen and Warwickshire were dismissed for 287.  Davey finished with figures of four for 62 whilst van Meekeren claimed four for 80.  Alex Mellor was the only man to pass the 50 mark.

By the close of play Somerset had moved on to 69 for three in their second innings, a lead of 295.


Somerset resumed on 37 for one on day two of this Second XI four-day friendly match against Warwickshire at the Edgbaston Foundation Sports Ground.

Eddie Byrom and George Bartlett added 116 for the second wicket before Byrom was dismissed for 74 at 139 for two. Bartlett (44), Jim Allenby (0) and Ryan Davies (0) all fell without a run being added but an excellent partnership between Adam Hose and Tim Rouse saw Somerset through to tea without any further loss at 304 for five.

Hose and Rouse put on a remarkable 306 for the sixth wicket before the latter was dismissed for 123 with the Somerset score on 445.  Hose was just six runs short of a sensational double century when he fell with the score on 513 for seven at which point Somerset declared.

Warwickhire reached the close at 10 without loss.


Only 7.1 overs were possible on the opening day of the four-day friendly match between Somerset Second XI and Warwickshire at the Edgbaston Foundation Sports Ground.

After being put into bat Somerset openers Eddie Byrom and Johann Myburgh put on 23 for the opening wicket before the latter was dismissed for 17. Unfortunately only 14 more  runs were added before the rain began to fall.

No further play was possible and Somerset will resume tomorrow on 37 for one.

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