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Somerset waste little time in polishing off Cardiff students

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: May 03, 2013


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Somerset needed only two of the scheduled three days to defeat Cardiff MCCU by nine wickets at Taunton Vale.

Somerset began yesterday's second day on 195 for seven, and they went on to add a further 30 runs to establish a first-innings lead of 122.

The students slumped to 66 for six in their second innings, before a defiant unbeaten knock of 52 from Adam Miles ensured that Somerset would have to bat again.

Spinner Jack Leach returned four for 26 in 22.5 overs for the hosts. Lewis Gregory also bowled impressively to take two for 14 off 13 overs.

Somerset were left requiring 18 to win and they got the runs for the loss of James Regan, who departed for eight in the third over.

Somerset will be back in action on Sunday, when they start their Yorkshire Bank 40 campaign against the Unicorns at Taunton.

Warwickshire's Oliver Hannon-Dalby sustained a broken arm while bravely helping his county to save the drawn LV= County Championship game against Somerset at Taunton last weekend.

The number 11 batsman spent 21 overs at the crease in a final-wicket stand with Rikki Clarke to defy the hosts' attempts to force a victory on the last day, but took a blow to the arm during his 78-minute innings. Warwickshire's director of cricket, Dougie Brown, said: "He's a tough lad."

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