In only it’s second year, the U16 Somerset Smash was badly affected by the weather, but the prospect of playing on the Coopers Associates County Ground for the first time inspired teams to play in difficult match conditions, and improvise by playing 50 ball games to get them completed.
15 teams started the competition, and we’re down to our final two teams.
route to the final
Bridgwater booked their place in the final with a comprehensive victory over Claverham, Tom Fursland taking 3-8 to limit Claverham to 47 off their 50 balls, and then Tom Ford hit 29 off 18 to help his team secure their finals day outing.
Taunton St Andrews saw off defending champions Deane Dragons on their way to the final, before beating Ilminster in the second semi-final. Ilminster’s Francis Caswell hit 51*, but a solid batting display from Thomas Rew and James Matravers allowed the Saints to win by 6 wickets and progress to the final.
Friday 1st September, 10:30
Coopers Associates County Ground
Bridgwater CC v Taunton St Andrews CC
Tickets – Please ask all spectators to purchase a free of charge ticket using this link. This will allow us to appropriately manage stewarding and first aid requirements. If you can’t make it to the ground, look out for the livestream link on our social media channels!
Catering – Stragglers will be open from 09:00, providing food and drinks.