June 5, 2001

Somerset Second XI beat strong Surrey team

Somerset Second XI recorded their first Championship victory of the season at the County Ground last week when they beat a strong Surrey team.

Somerset batted first and made 234 of which Michael Coles, who plays club cricket for Bridgwater, contributed 60 and Ian Flanagan 49.

In reply Surrey scored 338, with Nadeem Shahid making 170. For Somerset fast bowler Joe Tucker took 6 for 107.

Batting for a second time Somerset amassed 406, Ian Blackwell making 84, Coles 74, Wes Durston 56 and Matthew Wood 49.

Chasing 302 to win Surrey were dismissed for 143 giving Somerset victory by 159 runs. Tucker completed a good game by taking 6 for 46 to give him match figures of 12 for 153.

Somerset take 18 points from their victory whilst Surrey take 8.

Somerset Seconds start a three day Championship match against Northamptonshire at The County Ground on Wednesday June 6th.