A rapid 90 runs from Tom Lammonby helped Somerset to secure a Vitality Blast quarter-final spot. Against Gloucestershire, Tom took just 36 balls to beat his previous Vitality Blast best.
Before Tom’s arrival out in the middle, Gloucestershire where in the box seat as the Somerset innings floundered.
Tom’s hard-hitting changed the dynamics of the match, taking Somerset from 89-5 to 183 all out.
Delighting the Somerset supporters, Tom smashed 90 crucial runs from 36 balls, including 11 fours and 4 sixes. In the nineteenth over alone, he took 20 runs of David Payne.
While Tom was the star, he required willing batting partners. He found such a batter in Roelof van der Merwe with the pair adding 89 runs for the sixth wicket. With Tom in irresistible form, van der Merwe contributed just 5 runs to the partnership.
When Tom was run out off the final ball of the final over, Somerset were in contention.
Chasing 184, Gloucestershire faltered, finishing on 160-6, with only Ian Cockbain (72) challenging the Somerset bowlers.
Prior to the 90 runs Tom plundered from the Gloucestershire bowlers, his previous best was 43no scored against Northants Steelbacks and Birmingham Bears respectively in September 2020.
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