Saturday, April 1st, 2017

County Go Down By Six Wickets In Second Clash At Taunton Vale

County Go Down By Six Wickets In Second Clash At Taunton Vale

Worcestershire went down by six wickets to Somerset in a second 50 over warm-up match at Taunton Vale.

Josh Tongue top-scored for Worcestershire after they were put into bat as the last two wickets added 74 runs.

The paceman, who has spent the winter recovering from back surgery in September, added 30 for the ninth wicket with skipper Joe Leach and 44 for the tenth with Jack Shantry.

Tongue was last out for 33 as Worcestershire were dismissed for 155 in 47.5 overs on the same pitch as used for the first fixture between the two teams on Thursday.

The early batsmen had struggled for runs after Paul van Meerken (2-26) had removed openers Brett D'Oliveira – caught and bowled – and Daryl Mitchell who perished on the fine leg fence off a bouncer.

Tom Fell made 24 but then Ben Green (2-15) and Max Waller (2-20) worked their way through the middle to lower order before the late revival.

Somerset openers Marcus Trescothick and Adam Hose out on 72 before both retired out.

Shantry claimed the one wicket to actually fell in dismissing James Hildreth as Somerset reached their target in 26.2 overs.


Mitchell c Sale b Van Merken 5

D'Oliveira c and b Van Meerken 5

Fell b Allenby 24

Rhodes c and b Green 6

Hastings c Byrom b Green 7

Hepburn lbw Waller 16

Barnard b Waller 12

Leach c Sale b Van der Merwe 22

Milton run out 0

Tongue b Sale 33

Shantry not out 19

Extras 6

Total (all out) 155 in 47.5 overs

FOW: 7, 22, 42, 50, 50,77, 80, 81, 111, 155


Sale 7.5-1-39-1

Van Meerken 9-2-26-2

Green 6-1-15-2

Allenby 5-0-20-1

Waller 10-1-20-2

Van der Merwe 10-0-35-1



Trescothick retired out 38

Hose retired out 30

Hildreth c Fell b Shantry 14

Bartlett retired out 28

Byrom not out 12

R. Davies not out 23

Extras 15

FOW: 72, 72, 120, 128


Tongue 6.2-0-66-0

Barnard 3-0-10-0

Leach 5-0-17-0

Morris 4-0-20-0

D'Oliveira 3-0-22-0

Shantry 5-0-15-1