Sri Lamka Tour 2018 - Match 4
After winning the toss Captain Dan James-Stone chose to bat with openers Tom Brooks and Josh Kelly set about with the challenge of posting a commanding score. Brooks started positively despatching the opening partnership of Fahad and Mohamed to all parts of the ground before he was dismissed caught and bowled for 28. This brought Chesterman to the crease who in the next twenty overs proceeded to add 119 for the second wicket before Kelly was out LBW for 43. Chesterman continued to play with freedom before he was adjudged to have been struck in front for 84. Meadows and Chester-Phillips finished with some flourishing boundaries to help Somerset reach 231-5 at the innings break.
An enforced lunch break - due to the Colombo traffic - meant that Colts Academy has four overs to face before lunch and Chester-Phillips (1-16) ensured that Somerset had made inroads into their line up comprehensively bowling Medan for 1. Ogborne (1-13) was the next man to take a wicket trapping Fahad in front to take his tour wicket tally to six. The very next over Meadows was introduced into the attack where he wreaked havoc to end with 5-29 from his next six overs. A period of consolidation ensued despite some hostile bowling from Kerr (1-20) and Tothill (1-4). However in the 26th over the elusive Scott-Munden was introduced and his three ball contribution secured a 126 run victory.
The boys experience the sights of Colombo tomorrow before heading to Moors Cricket Club for their final game of the tour on Friday.
Back to winning ways!!!
Somerset U17 Girls lost the toss and were asked to bat by Anula Vidyalaya College on another very warm and humid day at Moors Sports Club.
After losing our 1st wicket with the score on 1 in the 1st over, a 61 run partnership between (Jennifer Poole 19 from 29 balls & Olivia Hamilton 50 from 40 balls gave our innings the foundation it needed to build a large total. Sophie Hamilton (89 from 35 balls) and Serena Owen (22 from 17 balls) continued the acceleration through the middle overs. At one stage we were on target for a score of over 300, but finished on 276/9 from our 35 overs.
Anula Vidyalaya College got off to an ideal start to their innings with a 174 run 1st wicket partnership. A tight spell of bowling in the middle of the innings from Jodie Filer whose 7 overs went for 38 runs and created a few chances that we weren't quite able to hold onto, this did help slow the run rate down.
Anula Vidyalaya College finished on 265/1 from their 35 overs to give Somerset U17 Girls an 11 run victory and get back to winning ways.