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Somerset win by 8 wickets

Somerset vs Unicorns

Yorkshire Bank 40: Marcus Trescothick hits eight sixes in facile Somerset win

Marcus Trescothick and Peter Trego: Somerset openers put on 159 in 13.3 overs

Craig Meschede (left): Somerset all-rounder took 2-15 in his eight overs

Somerset made light work of a target of 184 to beat the Unicorns by eight wickets in their Yorkshire Bank 40 Group C opener.

Opening pair Marcus Trescothick and Peter Trego put on 159 in 13.3 overs to ensure an early finish at Taunton.

Trescothick hit seven fours and eight sixes in his 49-ball 87, while Trego was unbeaten on 75 from 38 deliveries - including 10 fours and four sixes - when Somerset got over the winning line from the third ball of the 16th over.

Cumbrian seamer Paul Hindmarch (2-47) took both Somerset wickets to fall with successive deliveries; Trescothick was held at long-off and Jos Buttler holed out to deep backward square-leg for a golden duck.

The Unicorns - a team made up of part-time cricketers looking to get back into the first-class game - had earlier been restricted to 183-8 after being invited to bat.

Ex-Nottinghamshire all-rounder Scott Elstone top scored with 75 not out but received little support from the rest of the line-up.

Seamers Trego (2-33) and Craig Meschede (2-15) both picked up two wickets.

Match Details

Date
5th May 2013
Toss
Somerset won the toss and elected to bowl.
Venue
The County Ground, Taunton
Umpires
S C Stephen, M Mike

somerset BATTING CARD

Batsman R
M.E. Trescothick c Poysden b Hindmarch 87
P.D. Trego Not out 75
J.C. Buttler c Lancefield b Hindmarch 0
N.R.D. Compton Not out 12
Extras 6w, 4b, 10
Total 15.3 Overs 184 - 2
Full Batting Card

unicorns BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
L.E. Beaven 2 0 16 0
P.R. Hindmarch 5.3 0 47 2
A.J. Norman 3 0 37 0
J.E. Poysden 1 0 24 0
R.J.J. Woolley 3 0 29 0
G.T. Park 1 0 27 0
Full Bowling Card