Sri Lanka Tour Day 3
Another successful day in Sri Lanka for the U15 boys and U17 girls. Match rports below.
Early start for the tourists tomorrow as we set off for Colombo
Sri Lanka match report 10th February 2018
Somerset U17 Girls continued there winning streak on there tour of Sri Lanka, with an emphatic 222 run victory.
St Anthony's Girls College won the toss and put us into bat on very hot day at Paradeniya University.
A 44 run opening partnership between Ursula Olsen - Groome (26) & Alice Dymond (21) set the perfect platform for the fireworks that were to come. A maiden century from Sophie Hamilton (106 retired out) and Harriet Dimdore - Miles (50) saw them put on 131 runs for the 3rd wicket. The Somerset U17 Girls were bowled out in the 31st over for 231.
St Anthony's Girls College reply got off to a disastrous start when Martha Cole picked up 3 wickets for 11 runs from 2 overs. The spinners came on and continued to heap the pressure on the St Anthony's Girls College batters. Jess Smith picking up 3 wickets for 6 runs from 6.4 overs and Olivia Hamilton picking up 2 wickets for 16 runs from her 4 overs. St Anthony's Girls College were bowled out for 39 in the 16th over.
The girls will now make there way to Colombo for our remaining 3 fixtures full of confidence but know that there is still room for improvement.
Somerset continued their winning start to the Sri Lanka tour with a victory over Kandy Sports Academy at the Pallekele International Stadium.
After winning the toss Somerset went about their innings in a positive fashion with Henry Smeed out for 41 in the twelfth over. Contributions from Baird (23) and Brooks (27) allowed Meadows to bide his time before accelerating in the final over to end on 52. Somerset finished 223-8.
In reply Kandy Sports Academy we’re immediately under pressure with Ogborne taking two quick wickets before ending with 2-47 from his seven overs. A middle order partnership threatened to make the game a tight finish but Tothill (3-38) and Meadows (3-35) ensures wickets fell at regular intervals and when Weatherill (2-15) took the final wicket Somerset sealed their victory by 35 runs.