Teen performs second on the list Somerset defeats Worcestershire by 36 runs as a century of career

James Rew notched his second List A hundred

The second List continued James Rew‘s stellar summer. a century in the early stages of his career as Somerset won the Metro Bank One-Day Cup for the first time this year with a 36-run victory over Worcestershire Rapids at Taunton.

After winning the toss, the home team scored 287 for 9, with 19-year-old Rew leading the way with 101 off 93 balls, eight fours, and two sixes to continue his outstanding LV= Insurance County Championship campaign. In addition to Lewis Goldsworthy’s 47, Ben Gibbon overcame a terrible start to claim 3 for 58.

When responding, Worcestershire appeared to be favorites when they reached 232 for 5, but they ultimately finished with 251 runs, with Ben Cox leading the way with 58 runs and both Rob Jones and Joe Leach chipping in with 41. In the end, Curtis Campher had 3 for 51.

The first over of the game, which was bowled by left-arm seamer Gibbon, saw Somerset quickly advance to 22 runs. George Thomas scored three boundaries while also hitting six sides and four leg-byes.

When Thomas was caught behind driving forward to Leach on the last ball of the second over, 31 runs had already been scored.

Before Andy Umeed edged a leg-side delivery from Cameron Jones through to Cox and left the field for 34, the total had reached 96 after two wickets had been added by Goldsworthy and Andy Umeed.

Although Goldsworthy had swept a six off Josh Baker, he and Rew were primarily content to milk ones and twos, building the groundwork for a sizable total. They had brought the score up to 147 when Goldsworthy attempted to cut a ball from Brett D’Oliveira that was too close to him and gave Cox an edge.

Rew was already well-positioned by that point, scoring frequently through the leg side and effectively utilizing the reverse sweep. In another productive partnership, he and the captain, Sean Dickson, joined forces as he reached fifty off 52 balls.

On his way to a crucial 37 off 40 balls, Dickson blasted two massive sixes, the first off one of two no-ball free hits Worcestershire allowed for breaking fielding guidelines.

Rew was periodically letting loose while also steadily accumulating. Before the young wicketkeeper achieved another milestone in an already spectacular season by hitting his eighth four to get to a 91-ball hundred, George Bartlett and Campher were cheaply dismissed.

Rew added a single before being caught by Gibbon at deep backward square, leaving Somerset 274 for seven with 13 balls left in their innings. In keeping the score below 300, Worcestershire could breathe a sigh of relief as they lost two more wickets.

Within the next 12 overs, the visitors lost three of their top order players. Azhar Ali was bowled by Ned Leonard and got an inside edge onto his stumps. Shoaib Bashir then successfully caught D’Oliveira at deep backward square.

Worcestershire were 75 for 3 when Jake Libby was beautifully caught by Rew, one-handed diving to his right off Lamb. However, Jones was doing well and was largely responsible for the success of his team.

Somerset was aware of their need for additional wickets. When Jones was unable to stop Goldsworthy’s left-arm direct hit at the wicketkeeper’s end after Kashif Ali appealed for a quick single to mid-wicket, they were given one.

Jack Brooks, who had before dropped Kashif, successfully bowled and caught him. However, in 13 overs, Cox and Leach pulled together a 73-run stand at a reasonable tempo.

When Cox top-edged a short ball from Campher to Goldsworthy at midwicket, Worcestershire was just 55 runs away from victory. Cox had just reached his fifty-run mark after 56 balls. The fact that Josh Baker was caught at cover in the same over indicated a collapse.

Leach had already started to loosen up, hitting a six and four fours. However, the Rapids had lost three wickets on the same total and were down to 232 for eight when Goldsworthy’s left-arm spinner trapped him leg before wicket. They never bounced back.

Somerset 287 for 9 (Rew 101) beat Worcestershire 251 (Cox 58, Campher 3-51) by 36 runs