Day Three: Report
Somerset had to settle for a draw on the third and final final day of their Second XI Championship match against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl.
Hampshire resumed their second innings on 14 for one off nine overs, still trailing Somerset by 12 runs.
By lunch the hosts had reached 114 for two, a lead of 88 runs. Jimmy Adams was the man to go when he was caught by Jim Allenby off the bowling of Liam Redrup for 38.
After the lunch interval Hampshire had moved to 153 when Lewis McManus was caught by Jamie Overton from the bowling of Dom Bess for 18. Unfortunately for Somerset an impressive partnership between Joe Weatherley (95*) and Aaron West (65*) took the score to 249 for three at tea.
Weatherley was eventually dismissed for 99 as Bess claimed his second wicket with the score on 272. Eighteen runs later the players shook hands and the match ended in a draw with West unbeaten on 81.
Somerset take eight points from the match and Hampshire take six
The scorecard from this match can be viewed by clicking here
The Somerset squad for the game was: Adam Hose, Eddie Byrom, Johann Myburgh (c), Jim Allenby, George Bartlett, Alex Barrow, Josh Davey, Max Waller, Jamie Overton, Liam Redrup, Tom Barber and Dom Bess.
Updates will be posted at the end of each session and a round up of the days action will appear here later.
Day Two: Report
Somerset Second finished day two of their Championship match against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl in the ascendancy when the hosts ended the day still trailing by 12 runs with nine second innings wickets remaining.
In reply to the Hampshire first innings total of 288, Somerset resumed this morning on three for one off two overs.
Captain Johann Myburgh and Eddie Byrom helped move the score on to 54 before Byrom was dismissed for four. Jim Allenby joined his skipper in the middle and the pair ensured that Somerset reached 86 for two at lunch with Myburgh unbeaten on 61.
After the interval Somerset moved on to 145 before Myburgh was eventually dismissed for 81 after he and Allenby had put on 91 for the third wicket. Allenby departed for 49 in the following over and Alex Barrow was out for 18 as Somerset reached 174 for five.
The sixth wicket pair of Josh Davey and Academy youngster George Bartlett added 72 together and took the total onto 246 before Bartlett was out for 55. Davey was then joined by Max Waller and together the seventh wicket partnership added 58 before Davey was dismissed for 42.
Somerset eventually declared on 314 for eight by which time Waller was unbeaten on 25.
Batting for a second time 26 in arrears Hampshire had reached 14 for one off 9 overs by the close, Jamie Overton claiming the wicket.
Day One: Report
There were four wickets apiece for Josh Davey and Jamie Overton on the opening day of Somerset’s Second XI Championship match against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl, where by the close the visitors trailed by 285 runs with nine first innings wickets in hand.
After a slight delay due to rain Somerset had the best of the opening session. Both Jamie Overton and Davey struck early to leave the home side struggling on one for two. Liam Redrup also claimed a wicket as Hampshire reached 34 for three but 33 from Jimmy Adams helped to ensure that the home side reached the lunch interval without further loss with the scoreboard showing 65 for three.
Adams continued to keep the Somerset bowlers at bay during the afternoon session and by tea he had moved on to 80 with the Hampshire total on 183 for five.
The sixth wicket partnership between Adams and Ryan Stevenson was worth 126 when the latter was caught by ‘keeper Alex Barrow off Davey for 65. With the total on 279 Overton had Adams, who was on 117 caught by Barrow and one run later West Indian Test player Tino Best was bowled by Davey, making the hosts 280 for eight.
The players left the field for a rain break but when they returned Davey and Overton polished off the tail with a wicket each as Hampshire were all out for 288.
Davey finished with four for 51, Overton four for 58 while Redrup claimed two for 43, while there were six catches for Barrow behind the wicket. In the two overs that remained Somerset had scored three for one off two overs, Adam Hose the batsman out bowled by Best without scoring.