Tom Abell continued a brilliant run of form last Saturday with his second century of the season for Taunton.
Abell scored 102, opening the innings for Taunton to help defeat Frenchay at Gipsy Lane by eight wickets. It’s a win which maintains second place in the table for Taunton, who are now 36 points behind runaway league leaders Midsomer Norton and 19 points clear of third-place Brislington after 13 games.
Abell’s century follows recent scores of 32, 90 and 93 as well as an unbeaten 185 earlier this season. He has also been in the runs for Somerset Second XI this year.
His average from eight games for Taunton this year is now an incredible 151.00.
On Saturday he shared a 127-run opening stand with Chris Davenport (58) and a 75-run second-wicket partnership with Hugh Kelly (30 not out) as his side reached their target of 211 with eight wickets in hand and 9.4 overs to spare.
Earlier Frenchay had been indebted to Matthew Barrow (75 not out) and Chris Bury (59) for the bulk of their runs. Abell opened the bowling and got through six overs, but the wickets went elsewhere as George Cook took 4-20 and Graham Fitt 3-46.
Taunton’s next match is away to basement side Wembdon on Saturday 2 August.
We’ll have a full report on The InCider shortly on an even bigger innings by Abell for Somerset Seconds in the Second XI Championship this week!
Taunton v Frenchay – http://taunton.play-cricket.com/view_results_details?id=11848082
West of England Premier Cricket League – Bristol and Somerset Division after 13 games – http://taunton.play-cricket.com/league_table?id=405&season_id=72