Walter Smashes 184* For Combined XI


Paul Walter helped himself to 184 runs from just 131 balls as a Combined XI featuring several of the Essex contingents beat Somerset by 7 wickets.

Walter was joined by Michael Pepper, Rishi Patel, Aron Nijjar, Jack Plom and Aaron Beard for the match at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, in which Somerset batted first.

Plom’s pace earned him three wickets from his 10 overs whilst Walter bagged another 2. Beard went for just 16 runs off his five overs whilst Nijjar was unlucky to not grab a wicket as Somerset scored 293 from their 50 overs, with Tim Rouse top scoring with 60.

Walter and Pepper opened the batting and swiftly got to work. After a fast start, Pepper was caught on 38, but Walter carried on chipping away and got to his century with a sweeping boundary.

Patel was bowled by Bess for 24 whilst Nijjar was caught by Green on 34, but Walter was making light work of Somerset and raced to his 150.

In fitting style, he scored the winning runs with another boundary and finished on 184 not out after 42.5 overs.

It was another good run out for six of the squad, who began a two-day match against Worcestershire this morning.