2nd XI: Somerset v Derbyshire

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Day Three – Report

Somerset Second XI’s three day game against Derbyshire at Taunton School ended this afternoon when the visitors ran out the winners by three wickets after an exciting run chase.

Resuming this morning on 134 for four, Somerset eventually declared their second innings on 230 for 9.  Skipper Johann Myburgh was the top scorer with 79 and he added 57 for the fifth wicket with Calvin Harrison who made 21, while Dom Bess hit an unbeaten 31 lower down the order.

Chasing 260 for victory Derbyshire reached their target thanks to an opening partnership of 149 that was broken when Liam Redrup ran out Cork.

Although Bess and Harrison both claimed two wickets each Derbyshire reached their target for the loss of five wickets as Tattersall carried his bat for 124.

Day Two – Report

Somerset Second XI are in a good position in their match against Derbyshire at Taunton School and by the end of day two the hosts lead by 169 with six second innings wickets remaining.

In reply to Somerset’s 300 all out Derbyshire resumed their first innings this morning on  86 for two.

Liam Redrup opened the bowling and claimed a wicket in his first over and by the time lunch was taken Derbyshire had moved onto 200 for five.

In the afternoon session the Somerset bowlers made inroads into the visitors batsmen as Derbyshire were all out for 271.

Academy youngster Calvin Harrison was the pick of the bowlers claiming three for 24 off eight overs, his best return so far for the Second XI whilst Michael Leask picked up two and the remainder were shared around.

Batting for a second time Somerset had moved onto 134 for four at the close of the day.  Max Waller made 29, Adam Hose 27, while Johann Myburgh was unbeaten on 50.

Day One- Report

Somerset Second XI enjoyed a successful opening day of their match against their Derbyshire counterparts at Taunton School where by the close the visitors trailed by 214 runs with eight wickets in hand.

After being invited to bat on a wicket that offered something to the bowlers, Somerset lost Adam Hose to a diving catch by the keeper, while captain Johann Myburgh continued his comeback from a calf injury and scored 19 before he was dismissed.

Max Waller, who opened the innings, battled well in the far from easy conditions and scored 52 before he was caught on the square leg boundary. He and Josh Davey put on 71 for the third wicket.

By lunch Somerset had moved onto 128 for three, Davey unbeaten on 33.

After the interval new batsman Michael Leask started to go for his shots and his first two balls were dispatched to the boundary.

Along with his Scotland team-mate Davey, the fourth wicket pair added 58 together before Davey was out for 61 which came off 99 balls.

Leask continued to plunder and had taken his own score onto 86 when he was out after hitting eight fours and three sixes. The Scotsman shared a fifth wicket partnership of 82 with Calvin Harrison who made 26.

Somerset were eventually all out for 300, in reply to which Derbyshire had moved onto 86 for two by the close of play Leask and Davey claiming a wicket each.