August 13, 2022
Recent Match Report – Somerset vs Notts Group A 2022


Nottinghamshire 124 for 0 (Buddinger 62*, Slater 50*) beat reversal 119 (Reeve 48, Patterson 3-28) by ten wickets

Derbyshire-bound Zak Chappell put skids under Somerset as Nottinghamshire Outlaws scored maximum points in their first two Royal London Cup games with a comprehensive ten-wicket win at Taunton.

After a large crowd lost the toss at the Cooper Associates County Ground, the hosts were reduced to 17 for 5, with Chappell claiming three wickets, before being all out for 119, with 18-year-old James Ray being the only one with 48. Made a meaningful contribution. Chappell took 3 for 35 and Dane Patterson took 3 for 28, while Brett Hutton and Liam Patterson-White had two wickets each on the green pitch, with a slight bit of seam movement.

In reply, the Outlaws chased down their modest target in just 12 overs, with openers Ben Slater and Sol Budinger smashing four sixes and 16 fours for a total of 124 without loss to complete an embarrassing day for their opponents. Budinger remained unbeaten on 62 and Slater went 50 not out in one of the biggest defeats in Somerset’s List A history.

The result was virtually decided in the opening powerplay of ten overs, which ended with the home team for 19 for 5. Matt Renshaw fell on the sixth ball of the match, caught on third man, sidelined an expansive drive from Chappell, before three more wickets fell. In place of six deliveries.

Steve Davis slipped Hutton first, while Lewis Goldsworthy played for Chappell, who was then caught for a duck by James Hildreth, who was fencing outside off stump. George Bartlett gave a second slip catch to Matt Mongomery off Patterson and Somerset were in disarray under clear blue skies on their normally fast-scoring home ground.

Chappell, whose move to Derbyshire for the next season was announced this week, ended his opening spell of four overs with 3 for 11 while Hutton bowled seven overs from River End, taking 1 for 15. Claimed.

Ray played in an orderly manner that put him and his senior colleagues to shame as he and Ben Green put on 45 runs for the sixth wicket before left-arm spinner Patterson-White tried to cut a ball for 21 , which was very close. Very off stump.

It was 82 for 7 when Casey Aldridge was stumping Patterson-White dancing under the wicket, with some 25 overs still available for Somerset to improve.

Reeve scored a century through midwicket off Hutton with his sixth boundary, but then Hutton got an edge and saw the ball to Fateh Singh at deep third. Peter Siddle gave another catch to Mongomery at slip, scoring 14 and when last man Sonny Baker was given a yorker by Patterson, Somerset were bowled out in 35.4 overs, their lowest ever against Notts. Matching List A.

The batting effort was set to look even worse when Slater scored 14 runs in the opening over of the outlaw innings with three fours off successive deliveries from Jack Brooks.

There was no way out for Somerset as Slater and Budinger started half-centuries within seven overs against the experienced bowling attack of Brooks and Siddle. Slater hit the first six of the game with a top-edged pull from Aldridge and Budinger quickly followed suit, flicking Baker to wide long-on twice off consecutive balls.

It was uncomfortable for Somerset supporters to watch as their team was stabbed to death. Slater kept three figures on the board with a six off Aldridge and completed his half-century off 46 balls with seven fours and two sixes. Budinger’s half-century came off just 25 balls, with the same boundary count, as the Outlaws completed a one-day destruction.

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