CRICKET: Somerset still looking for first CB40 win

Jos Buttler played well until being dismissed on 29. PHOTO: thomassmithpix.com

Jos Buttler played well until being dismissed on 29. PHOTO: thomassmithpix.com

First published in Somerset CCC

SOMERSET are still searching for their first CB40 win of the season after they suffered their fourth successive defeat, this time at the hands of Nottinghamshire who beaten them by five wickets at Trent Bridge yesterday (June 4).

After losing the toss and being out into bat Somerset never found runs easy to come by and lost opener Nick Compton with the score on 15 in the fifth over.

Craig Kieswetter went for 24 with the total on 49, and James Hildreth followed nine runs later in the 16th.

Pete Trego and Jos Buttler saw up the 100, but Trego was soon out for 47, which came off 53 balls and included one four and one six.

Buttler was out for 29 with the score on 122, before Craig Meschede and Arul Suppiah put on 44 runs at less than a run a ball.

Meschede was out with the total on 166 for 33, which came off 35 balls and included two fours and two sixes.

Suppiah remained until the final ball when he was caught off Darren Pattinson for 39 but by then he had steered the Cidermen to 205-8.

Suppiah scored his runs from 34 balls and hit two fours and a six.

The hosts got off to a good start and had taken the total onto 56 in the 11th over when Lewis Gregory claimed the first wicket.

Riki Wessels and Michael Lumb then added 79 runs in 11 overs before Craig Meschede had Lumb caught by Waller for 65 with the total on 135.

Alfonso Thomas struck with the score on 157 to remove Wessels for 55 in the 28th over.

Trego picked up the wickets of Samit Patel for 16 with the score on 157 in the 31st over and had James Taylor leg before wicket two overs later with the total on 185.

Chris Reed and Adam Voges then remained together to see the hosts reach 209 with 20 balls to spare.

Acting captain Thomas said: “It was certainly a wicket to bowl on first and I think that we were probably about 30 or so runs short in the total we set.

“We never really got any good partnerships going in our innings and lost wickets at regular intervals.

"We didn’t bowl consistently well. We bowled well from one end but then didn’t back it up from the other.

“This seems to be the story of our season so far in the one day campaign.”

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