94 teams began the road to Taunton, fighting for a place in one of the Somerset Cricket Foundation KO Cup finals in partnership with Somerset County Sports. Now only 6 teams remain, and they will be battling it out for glory on the hallowed turf of The Coopers Associates County Ground on Sunday.
In the Minor Cup, Yeovil CC 2nd XI face Cranmore CC 1st XI, starting at 10am.
Cranmore last reached the final in 2018, losing to Trull by 5 wickets, but Yeovil CC 2nd XI have never played at the County Ground before.
Yeovil CC 2nd XI were given a bye through to the second row, and from there have beaten Middlezoy, Huish & Langport, Ilton and Ashbrittle on their way to Taunton. Bowlers Joseph Kember and Sean Chambers sit at the top of the bowling averages, averaging 5.38 and 5 respectively.
Cranmore have overcome Street, Leigh on Mendip, Timsbury, Temple Cloud and Bedminster on their journey to the final. Two Cranmore batters feature in the top 10 cup averages, Joe Weare averaging 36.67 and Jack Williams averaging 27.25, Jack is also averaging 9.5 with the ball.
Both teams compete in Division 3 of the Monmouth Somerset Cricket League, and when they played earlier in the season Cranmore were comfortable winners, so Yeovil will be looking to even the score!
2021 Major Cup Winners Bedminster are up against 2018 finalists Ilminster in the Major Cup which is due to start around 13:15.
On paper, Bedminster are favourites as they are in WEPL Prem 1, with Ilminster in the division below, but the cup averages are heavy in Ilminster’s favour, Ben Johnston is averaging a huge 86.33, with Sam Spurway, Jon Hurford and Josh Lee all in the Top 10. The top two bowlers also belong to Ilminster, with JT Langridge and Sam Grinter taking both taking wickets at an average of around 8.
On their way to the final, Bedminster have pushed aside Congresbury, Brislington, Clevedon and Bath, whilst Ilminster have defeated North Perrott, Yeovil, Shapwick & Polden before beating Bridgwater in a thrilling semi-final which saw them win by one run off the final ball of the innings.
The final fixture of the day sees Cleeve take on Long Sutton and is scheduled to start around 16:15.
Cleeve beat Chew Magna, Cheddar, last year’s finalists Winscombe, and Timsbury en route to the final so it’s no surprise that Cleeve’s Mitch Want sits top of the batting averages, and Sam Williams also features, as do Joe and Connor Hance in the bowling averages.
Long Sutton’s victims include Ilton, Wells and Shapwick and Polden before being awarded the semi-final and a place in the final.
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