Monday, July 16th, 2018

Baker Sparkles With Six Wicket Haul For County Under-17S At Bath

Baker Sparkles With Six Wicket Haul For County Under-17S At Bath

A Worcestershire Under-17s bowler completed a six wicket haul for the second game running in the ECB County Championship clash with Somerset Under-17s at Bath.

Josh Baker ended with figures of 28-7-105-6 as Somerset, who opted to bat, totalled 338-9 declared in 92.3 overs.

It followed on from Ed Bragg’s six wickets in the Championship opener against Hampshire at Stourbridge.

Baker’s bag of wickets including dismissing the quartet of Somerset batsmen who scored 50 or more.

Somerset lost two early wickets but then opener Jack Press (50) and Sam Young (56) added 92 for the third wicket.

Baker dismissed the pair of batsmen within seven runs of each other but then Jamie Baird (52) and Cameron Harding (62) rebuilt the innings with a partnership of 106.

Again Baker sent back the pair of them in quick succession at 269-6 and for good measure disposed of Julius Sumerauer (39) before the declaration.

Henry Marshall (1-35) and Pete Clark (1-64) were the other wicket-takers.

Worcestershire openers Callum Lea and Bilal Hussain negotiated one over in reaching 6-0 by the close.


Reed b H. Marshall 27

Press lbw Baker 50

Smeed run out (Bragg) 1

Young c Hancock b Baker 56

Baird b Baker 52

Harding c Hussain b Baker 62

Sumerauer c Meredith b Baker 39

Hall lbw Clark 24

Thomas not out 10

Walsh c Hussain b Baker 0

Chesterman not out 10

Extras 7

Total (for 9 wickets declared) 338 in 92.3 overs

FOW: 40, 41, 133, 140, 246, 269, 313, 317, 318


G. Marshall 15-1-52-0

H. Marshall 9-1-35-1

Bragg 7.3-3-33-0

Baker 28-7-105-6

Clark 23-6-64-1

Greening 6-0-30-0

Hussain 4-1-17-0


Lea not out 4

Hussain not out 1

Extras 1

Total (for 0 wickets) 6 from one over


Harding 1-0-5-0