This is a new series that I am starting a series where i pick the best team performance of the week from County championship division. But without further ado lets get into it.
This week I am picking Somerset. A big 100 run win away at Guilford without Gregory,Davey and Ahzar who fell ill the night before. Somerste won the toss and chose to bat first. They fell to 35-3 with there top 3 failing. There middle order foughtback with a hundred from George Bartlett. They finished on a competative 344 all out. Bartlett’s 100 and Banton’s 44 (who was called up the night before after Ahzar fell ill.) The surrey innings started badly as they lost there top 3 (as somerset did) for 38 runs. They never recovered from this as they were 231 all out. A sizeable lead of 113. Somerset didn’t take advantage of this lead being all out for 153 with the only contribution being Hildreth with 60. Surrey needed 267 to win. Somerset didn’t bowl well on the third evening with surrey reaching the close on 99-2 another 166 needed.Buton the fourth morning Surrey capitulated losing 5 wickets for 14 runs under great spells from Groenwald and Brooks. They were bowled out for 164 and Somerset won by 101 runs. The 5 wickets from Overton and Brooks in separate innings in additio with Bartlett. Somersets best victory so far. But what is more important that it is a great advert for county cricket.