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Mon 23 July
Middlesex 2nd XI
Middlesex 2nd XI

Second XI Twenty20
Venue: Taunton Vale Sports Club Ground

Result: Somerset won by 3 wickets



Middlesex struggled to get off to a good start with the bat, having won the toss in the first match of the day.

2 early wickets restricted the visitors to 30-2 by the end of the 5th over, having lost Cracknell and White.

Charlie Scott and Martin Andersson helped to recover their innings, putting on 78 runs in the next 10 overs without loss.

However, a spectacular opening over from Myburgh gave Somerset the advantage once more, taking a hattrick and seeing to the end of Andersson, George Scott and John in consecutive deliveries.

Myburgh’s next over had similar success, and 2 more wickets fell to give Myburgh a 5 wicket haul in just 2 overs.

Middlesex finished on 139-7, with Myburgh finishing with figures of 5-3, and Charlie Scott unbeaten on 57.

Middlesex got off to the perfect start with the ball, With Wells departing at the end of the first over with the score on 1-1.

Wickets continued to fall, and by the end of the 10th over Middlesex would have been hopeful for a positive result with the score at 67-4.

Somerset continued to struggle, and lost another 3 wickets in the following 5 overs to progress on to 94-7, still needing 45 to win.

However, Somerset’s tail wagged considerably, and they were able to secure the victory with 4 balls to spare, largely thanks to an unbeaten 71 from Rouse.



Middlesex decided to bat first once again in the second match of the day, and got off to a much more promising start.

An aggressive opening partnership of 56 from Andersson and Cracknell took only 5 overs to build, but one wicket brought two in the 6th over.

Middlesex were able to push on from here however, and a convincing partnership of 78 from White and George Scott placed the visitors in a strong position on 135-3 in the 15th over.

Only one more wicket fell, and Middlesex were able to progress on to 186-4 by the end of their 20 overs.

Middlesex also got off to a dream start with the ball, reducing the hosts to 16-3 in the 4th over.

Despite two strong partnerships from Somerset, they had only moved onto 102-5 by the 15th over, making victory look unlikely at this point for the hosts.

Middlesex turned on the pressure even further, and two wickets in two balls from Walallawita left Somerset on 131-8.

The tail was wrapped up in the final over by Tom Barber in two consecutive deliveries once again, meaning Somerset fell short by 41 runs.

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