county championship performance of the week.

The weather was the real winner meaning a lot of really good games of cricket were stopped. In Middlesex’s game against Leicestershire, only 11 overs were possible. But there was only one result and that was somerset vs Kent. It was a spectacular game. Somerset won it in in a game consisting of 120 overs. The reason why this game was so short was the pitch and the new ball bowling. All 20 wickets fell to seam and there was a top score of 63 from Tom Banton. His innings was absolutely crucial in Somerset’s victory and was the difference between the two sides. After coming into the team ahead of Marcus Trescothick he showed heaps of maturity in conditions that any batsman would struggle with. Another brilliant performance was that of Lewis Gregory match figures of 11-53 and this season he has taken 35 wickets at 11. This form cannot be swept under the carpet by England, he has to play in the ashes. With 21 more wickets then Broad they are going to have to leave Broad out for Gregory. A bowling attack of Anderson, Gregory, Archer and Wood with Stokes and Curran backing you up will be deadly. One thing I would like to comment is Kent’s batting they completely collapsed from 24-2 overnight to 59 all out in just 46 minutes. This win leaves Somerset in a very good place 26 points ahead of Hampshire. They take on a 4th placed Essex side in 9 days.

2 thoughts on “county championship performance of the week.

  1. Agree with you about Gregory. The other thing is that his batting is such that he could safely be sent in at no7 if England felt the need to select five genuine bowlers.

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