Contemporary Fit Record – Hampshire vs Somerset South Staff 2023
Somerset 75 for two (Banton 40) beat Hampshire 74 (Overton 3-8, Inexperienced 2-11) by means of 8 wickets
Crushed in final season’s semi-finals by means of the similar warring parties, the hosts ruled from the beginning after successful the toss, Overton claiming 3 for 8 from 4 overs and Henry 2 for 19 from 3 to depart the Hawks 27 for five.
Overton and Henry looked to be looking to outshine every different when the Hawks innings started in entrance of a packed crowd, each keeping up very good line and duration.
Sam McDermott fell to the final ball of Overton’s opening over, stuck two-handed to his left by means of Tom Kohler-Cadmore at slip.
It was once 9 for two when Henry struck along with his first supply, bowling James Vince between bat and pad with a ball that nipped again. The New Zealand Check bowler then had Joe Weatherly stuck at mid-on by means of Overton off a skyer to make it 12 for three within the fourth over.
Through the tip of the six-over powerplay, the Hawks have been in disarray at 26 for three. Their plight worsened when Overton had Tom Priest stuck in the back of making an attempt to drag a brief ball.
Overton notched his 3rd sufferer in the similar over as Toby Albert was once additionally snaffled by means of wicketkeeper Banton, going arduous at a large supply.
Albert had scooped a six off Henry, but it surely was once an extraordinary second of defiance from the Hawks as Overton produced 17 dot balls in bowling his allocated 4 overs instantly via from the River Finish.
Rightly inspired by means of his opening assault, Somerset skipper Tom Abell didn’t make a metamorphosis till the 8th over, which noticed Peter Siddle exchange Henry.
Ross Whiteley hit fours off successive balls from Gregory and Liam Dawson pulled a a six off Inexperienced as Hampshire in short threatened a restoration.
However, having helped take the rating to 57, Dawson fell to some other Overton catch, this time at positive leg off a scoop, and Scott Currie went in the similar Gregory over, the twelfth of the innings, bowled off a backside edged pull shot.
Whiteley had reached his aspect’s most sensible rating of 18 when stuck by means of Kohler-Cadmore, diving ahead at long-off, having made first rate touch with a Inexperienced complete toss.
At 61 for 8, the Hawks have been down and out. Chris Picket was once pouched by means of the diving Overton at mid-off off Inexperienced, who finished the rout by means of having Nathan Ellis, who had taken 13 off Henry’s ultimate over, stuck at long-on by means of the similar fielder.
Somerset’s big-hitting batting line-up have been by no means prone to be anxious chasing this sort of paltry general and Banton quickly signalled his intentions to finish the fit early by means of clearing the ropes with a ramp shot off Picket within the 3rd over.
A scoop off Ellis introduced the England T20 global some other boundary, adopted subsequent ball by means of a clip throughout the leg aspect for 4. Will Smeed was once stuck at brief 3rd guy for five in the similar over, however by means of the tip in their energy play, Somerset have been comfy at 37 for 1.
Banton introduced some other six over mid-wicket off Dawson sooner than being stumped in the similar over chasing a large one. Kohler-Cadmore (18 no longer out) were given off the mark by means of smashing the spinner over broad long-on for a most and by means of then the end result had lengthy been past doubt.