Squad: George Nuttycombe, Lewis Richards, Sam Tucker, Tom Spinks, Aidan Jeffries, Isaac Nichols, Will Creaser, Oli Richards, Ben Frost, Will Flavin & Fraser Bruce.
This was a very tough first fixture of the season for the team but a great chance to see what level they are at. Taunton prep won the toss and selected to bat first. The opening bowlers Lewis Richards and George Nuttycombe got off to a solid start with George taking an early wicket in the second over. From this point the Taunton batsmen never looked back. They raced to 114/1 in the 12th over. In the 13th over Hugh Sexey missed out on two opportunities with two dropped catches. Taunton really took advantage of this and ended their 20 overs with a great total of 188/1. George and Lewis then opened the batting for Hugh Sexeys and both got off to a solid start. George played brilliantly and was hitting boundaries in all directions, he moved onto 33 and was removed by a great delivery leaving Hugh Sexeys on 52/1. This bought Will Creaser to the crease who quickly settled in playing solidly to steady the innings. Three more wickets fell leaving Hugh Sexeys on 99/4. Tom Spinks and Will then had a partnership of 29 to see out the 20 overs. A great effort to reach 128/4 against such a strong Taunton team. Well done everyone involved.