Somerset under 17s defeated by local rivals
Somerset 234 (W Smeed 65, Clist 60)
Glocs won by 3 wkts - scorecard
Somerset under 11s narrowly second best to Wiltshire
The innings of a very good Wiltshire team was anchored by their opener who top scored and batted through the innings for 80*at Downside School. The Somerset bowlers toiled away admirably, however only JT Langridge was able to make regular breakthroughs, recording figures of 6-1-14-4. Wiltshire finishing on 176-6 off their 40 overs.
On reaching 58-1 Somerset had made a decent start in reply but thereafter lost wickets at regular intervals. Elliot Warner (34) and Ged Williams Pritchard (20) were top scorers in Somerset finally being bowled out for 150.
Somerset u10s v Wiltshire u10s
Somerset u12s v Gloucestershire u12s
Somerset under 17s produce good team effort in defeating Hampshire
Somerset won by 69 runs - scorecard
Somerset under 12s fall short against Wales
Wales 150-7 (JT Langridge 4-23)
Wales won by 19 runs - scorecard
Somerset under 15s miss out to Devon by narrowest of margins
Devon won the toss and elected to bat on a very good batting track at Taunton Vale. Somerset struggled to take early wickets and at 125-2 midway through their innings, Devon looked well placed to kick-on and post a high score against the Somerset attack. However, some very disciplined bowling made sure that the Devon innings never got away from Somerset with Devon setting a well below par score of 235 to win off their 50 overs. The pick of the bowlers was Ben Clarke with 3 for 30 with Max Toohey and Jack Kearns both taking 2 wickets a-piece in what was an outstanding performance by the bowlers in general.
In reply, the Somerset innings progressed well with Somerset well set on 143 for 2 off 33 overs. However, Somerset wavered after the second drinks break quickly losing both Will Smeed (69) and Scott Reed (50). The team struggled against some very good bowling with runs drying-up and wickets starting to fall under the pressure being applied by the Devon side; reducing Somerset to 192 for 8 with just 4 overs to go. However, the situation changed again as Clarke and an outstanding knock from Will Burston (25*) pulled their team back into the match meaning that just 3 runs were needed to win off the last over with 1 wicket in hand. Victory was, unfortunately, not to be as Devon held their nerve and Somerset lost by just 2 runs.
A disappointing result for the team who dominated for the most part but faltered in the all-important final stages of the match.
5 wickets for Savage as Somerset under 11s too good for Dorset
Somerset travelled away to Ferndown Wayfarers CC, won the toss and elected to bat first. It was very encouraging to see all six batsmen who went to the crease do well to a greater or lesser extent, Somerset totalling 173-4 off their 40 overs. Wilf Everritt (40) and Joel Harris (46)top scoring.
The Dorset innings began brightly, however, the introduction of leg-spinner Joel Savage (8-1-23-5) changed the entire complexion of the Dorset innings as they subsided from 40-0 to 64-4. Two wickets each for Charlie Morgan-Hughes and Alex Chaffey rounded off a good team bowling effort with Dorset being bowled out for 109. Somerset backed the bowlers up well in the field and their catching is also worthy of mention, four good catches were taken, Hugh Moore’s being the highlight.
Somerset u13s v Wales u13s
Somerset under 14s prove too strong for Gloucestershire
Somerset 249-6 (Baird 73, Brooks 58*)
Glocs 185 (Chesterman 5-22)
Somerset won by 64 runs - scorecard
Somerset under 17s outplayed by Worcestershire
Match reduced to 30 overs
Somerset 154-7 (Harlow 53)
Worcestershire won by 9 wkts - scorecard