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Somerset win by 60 runs

Somerset vs Scotland

Kieswetter on song

England man on song for Somerset in easy win over Scotland

Craig Kieswetter: Quick fifty in Somerset win

England's one-day wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter smashed a lively half-century to help steer Somerset to a 60-run victory over Scotland at Taunton.

Kieswtter hit eight fours and a six in his 56 to help the hosts to 206 all out after winning the toss, Jos Buttler making 32.

In reply Scotland were soon 31-4 as Alfonso Thomas and Jamie Overton grabbed two wickets each with the new ball.

They were eventually bowled out for 146, Richie Berrington top scoring with 40 and Craig Meschede taking four for 27.

Kieswetter handed over the pads to Buttler when Scotland batted so he could bowl his occasional off-spin on a pitch that offered some turn.


He came on for the 28th over with the score 113-7 and conceded 19 from two overs, taking the wicket of Craig Wallace, caught at long-off.

It was Kieswetter's third wicket of the season after claiming two at the end of an LV= County Championship match at Worcester.

Somerset had looked on course for a big total when openers Kieswetter and Nick Compton (23) took the score to 70 in the 13th over before Compton was caught behind off Davey, and although they continued steadily the score could have been bigger.

Scotland looked to be recovering from the poor start to their innings when Mommsen and Berrington added 41 for the fifth wicket before Mommsen was bowled for 12 aiming to hit Meschede out of the ground.

It was Meschede who ended Berrington's resistance with the total on 100 as he holed out to George Dockrell at long-on. At that point the visitors required 107 from 15.1 overs.

It never looked on. Ryan Flannigan did his best with 30 not out, but in a losing cause.

Match Details

15th Jul 2012
Somerset won the toss and elected to bat.
The County Ground, Taunton
N L Bainton and P Willey


Batsman R
Davey c Waller b Thomas 0
C.S. MacLeod c Dockrell b Overton 15
Stander lbw b Thomas 6
J. Symes c Buttler b Overton 7
R.D. Berrington c Dockrell b Meschede 40
Mommsen b Meschede 12
R. Flannigan not out 30
Haq c Buttler b Meschede 5
Wallace c Trego b Kieswetter 6
Goudie b Meschede 11
A.C. Evans lbw b Gregory 1
Extras 9w, 4lb 13
Total All Out, 31.4 Overs 146
Full Batting Card


Bowler O M R W
Thomas 4 0 13 2
Overton 5 0 26 2
Dockrell 4 0 19 0
Waller 6 0 28 0
Meschede 8 0 27 4
Gregory 2.4 0 10 1
Kieswetter 2 0 19 1
Full Bowling Card