Under 18s: Somerset v Essex – Match Report


Essex Pathways Under 18s v Somerset Pathways Under 18s
Under-18s County One-Day Cup
Billericay CC
Sunday 20 August 2023

Essex u18s:  V Hassen, A Rashid, A Zeb, A Malik, AS Patel*, BWP Parry†, MW Jones, J Singh Kathuria, CE Bennett, TJ Arnold, J Carson, S Bear

Somerset u18s: THS Rew*†, SJ Linnitt, KJT Roberts, AM Vaughan, JR Terry, B Mason, L Rice, AA Rao, OJ Coleman, OVJ Heard, J Theedom, B Baker

Match Details:

Somerset Player Pathway Under-18s 315 (49.3 overs)
Essex Cricket Board Under-18s 120 (20.5 overs)
Somerset Player Pathway Under-18s won the toss and elected to bat
Somerset Player Pathway Under-18s won by 195 runs

Match Report:

Essex’s Under-18s came up short in their bid to reach the Under-18s County One-Day Cup final after a strong Somerset side powered to an emphatic 195-run victory in a fixture staged at Blunts Wall Road, home of Billericay Cricket Club.

This was always going to be a tough ask for the home side. Having elected to bat, Somerset posted a formidable total of 315 with skipper Thomas Rew leading the way with an impressive 117 off 107 balls during a 126-minute stint at the crease. Fellow opening batter, Seb Linnitt scored 83 from 74. The pair put together an opening wicket stand of 170.

Kian Roberts contributed a further 42 runs to the visitors’ cause. Essex deployed eight bowlers, with Joe Carson providing excellent figures of five for 19 from just 4.3 overs.

The subsequent chase never gathered sufficient momentum. Viv Hassen top-scored with 37 off 26 balls. But with only two other Essex batters reaching double figures, the writing was very much on the wall. James Theedom was the pick of the impressive Somerset attack with figures of 5.5-1-13-6.