Tom Abell

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Right-Handed Batsman, Right-Arm Medium Bowler

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When Tom Abell was appointed Captain for 2017 he became the first former Academy player to take on the role. You can watch his opening press conference here.

Although he didn’t enjoy the best of form early on he came back strongly and played his part in helping Somerset remain in the top flight in the Specsavers County Championship.

The top-order batsman was born and brought up in Taunton and has played right through the Somerset Age Group teams before graduating through the Somerset Academy.

He enjoyed a highly successful career at Taunton School where in 2012 he captained the 1st XI and scored 1,156 runs. He also broke many batting records which had stood for a long time and was named Wisden Schools Cricketer of the Year for 2012.

Tom made his debut for Somerset 2nd XI in 2010 and in 2013 enjoyed great success in all formats of the game. He played in 23 matches and scored 1,019 runs at an average of 37.74, including two centuries.

He made his Championship debut in the match against Warwickshire at Taunton in August 2014 scoring 95 failing by 5 runs to become the first player to score a century on debut since 1935.

In 2015 in which he scored 726 runs including a then career best 131 against Hampshire at Taunton in September in addition to which he made 80 against Yorkshire in the Royal London One Day Cup.

At the end of the season Tom was awarded the LV Breakthrough Player of 2015 in recognition of his achievements.

In 2016 Tom scored 538 runs in the 13 championship games he played at an average of 25.61, which included two centuries and new career best of 135 against Lancashire at Old Trafford, in addition to which he also scored his maiden List A century.

In 2017 Tom scored 572 runs in the 13 Specsavers County Championship games he played which included four half centuries and a best of 96.

2018 saw Tom return to form scoring 883 runs, which included one century in 14 Championship matches as well as taking 19 wickets, which included a hat trick in the final game at Trent Bridge. He also scored 292 runs in 16 Vitality Blast games.

Tom enjoyed a successful 2019 season, leading Somerset to their first trophy since 2005 after winning the Royal London One-Day Cup in May. On a personal note, he was a key contributor to Somerset’s success across all formats and scored a maiden T20 century against Middlesex. Tom was rewarded with a franchise contract and has represented Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League, as well as playing in the Bangladesh and Pakistan T20 Leagues.

Tom led Somerset to T20 finals day in 2021, narrowly missing out on a second T20 title with a 25 run defeat to Kent Spitfires. He also enjoyed a spell with the England Lions squad during the 2021/2022 winter tour to Australia.

Abell is about to embark on his sixth season as captain of Somerset County Cricket Club.

 

 

LV= Insurance County Championship Division One 2022

Batting
Games
6
Innings Batted
10
Runs Scored
451
Batting Average
50.11
Not Out
1
Fifties Scored
2
Hundreds Scored
2
Highest Runs Scored
150
Balls Faced
830
Fours Scored
59
Sixes Scored
1
Strike Rate
54.34
Bowling
Innings Bowled
3
Total Overs Bowled
24.0
Total Balls Bowled
144
Wickets Taken
2
Bowling Average
52.00
Best Bowling
1 for 14
Economy Rate
4.33
Five Wickets
0
Ten Wickets
0
Catches
5

LV= Insurance County Championship 2021

Batting
Games
12
Innings Batted
20
Runs Scored
711
Batting Average
39.50
Not Out
2
Fifties Scored
4
Hundreds Scored
1
Highest Runs Scored
132
Balls Faced
1477
Fours Scored
97
Sixes Scored
0
Strike Rate
48.14
Bowling
Innings Bowled
15
Total Overs Bowled
168.2
Total Balls Bowled
1010
Wickets Taken
13
Bowling Average
42.92
Best Bowling
3 for 63
Economy Rate
3.31
Five Wickets
0
Ten Wickets
0
Catches
11

Vitality Blast 2021

Batting
Games
6
Innings Batted
6
Runs Scored
295
Batting Average
59.00
Not Out
1
Fifties Scored
4
Hundreds Scored
0
Highest Runs Scored
78
Balls Faced
183
Fours Scored
29
Sixes Scored
9
Strike Rate
161.20
Bowling
Total Overs Bowled
0.0
Total Balls Bowled
0
Wickets Taken
0
Bowling Average
0
Economy Rate
0
Five Wickets
0
Ten Wickets
0
Catches
4
Batting - First Class Matches
91
Batting - First Class Innings
163
Batting - First Class Not Outs
16
Batting - First Class Runs
4908
Batting - First Class HS
135
Batting - First Class Average
33.39
Batting - First Class Fifties
28
Batting - First Class Hundreds
8
Fielding - First Class Catches
64
Batting - List A Matches
25
Batting - List A Innings
21
Batting - List A Not Outs
1
Batting - List A Runs
636
Batting - List A HS
106
Batting - List A Average
31.80
Batting - List A Fifties
1
Batting - List A Hundreds
1
Fielding - List A Catches
33
Batting - T20 Matches
48
Batting - T20 Innings
43
Batting - T20 Not Outs
10
Batting - T20 Runs
1181
Batting - T20 HS
101*
Batting - T20 Average
35.79
Batting - T20 Fifties
4
Batting - T20 Hundreds
1
Fielding - T20 Catches
33
Bowling - First Class Overs
444.3
Bowling - First Class Maidens
108
Bowling - First Class Runs Conceded
1542
Bowling - First Class Wickets
51
Bowling - First Class Best
4-39
Bowling - First Class Average
30.23
Bowling - T20 Overs
3.2
Bowling - T20 Maidens
0
Bowling - T20 Runs Conceded
37
Bowling - T20 Wickets
0
Bowling - T20 Best
0-7
Bowling - T20 Average
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