Max Waller delighted after career best figures in Somerset T20 win

Bridgwater Mercury: Max Waller celebrates a Warwickshire wicket. PHOTO: Tom Smith Max Waller celebrates a Warwickshire wicket. PHOTO: Tom Smith

SOMERSET leg spinner Max Waller said he was delighted to put in a good performance in front of the Sky Sports cameras in their win over Warwickshire last night (June 13).

The 24-year-old stamped his mark on the match with career best figures of 4-16 to help the Cidermen bowl Warwickshire out for 128.

Somerset had posted 191-6 thanks to big hitting South African imports Richard Levi (69) and Albie Morkel (38) and Waller said the pair have settled in well at the County Ground.

He added: “They are brilliant and the line-up we have is very exciting.

“It is a massive boost to have the batsman we have because it puts other teams under pressure and helps you out as a bowler.

“We have had a great start to the campaign but we have to keep it going.

“I was really pleased with how I bowled. I tried to bowl the right lengths and vary it up as much as possible by changing the pace and types of deliveries – I knew they were going to play their shots as the run rate was around 12 an over.”

Waller said he hopes to turn in plenty more performances like the Warwickshire match and turn a few heads along the way.

He added: “I have done well in the Twenty20s but I hope I can keep taking wickets and taking my chance when I get it in the team.

“If I can keep things going as they are then there is no reason why people won’t take notice.”

Somerset continue their Twenty20 campaign tonight when they travel to take on Gloucestershire at Bristol. Play starts at 5.30pm.

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