Somerset's Peter Trego praises youngster Lewis Gregory

Lewis Gregory
All-rounder Gregory came through the Somerset academy

Somerset's Peter Trego has praised youngster Lewis Gregory following his performance in the win over Glamorgan.

In the rain-hit game at Taunton, the visitors needed 17 runs to win with four wickets remaining going into the final over.

Gregory, 18, came into bowl and limited the batsman to just six, handing Somerset victory by 10 runs.

"For a young fella to come in and bowl six yorkers was fantastic," all-rounder Trego told BBC Radio Bristol.

"It's certainly something we desperately need in the team.

"If he does that he's going to be one of the first names on the team sheet for many years to come. Credit to him for standing up to the pressure."

Academy product Gregory was awarded a professional contract in the summer and made his full-debut for Somerset in a 50-over match against Pakistan in September.

Three months later he was named as captain for the England Under-19s tour to Sri Lanka.

Talking about his performance against Glamorgan the all-rounder told the club website: "I was working it out from the 15th over and thinking that I am going to have to bowl the last one here and that's just how it worked out.

"It's the kind of thing that we do practice and my execution was great, which helped us get three [wins] out of three which is brilliant."

Gregory is set to make his County Championship debut in the four-day match against Worcestershire, starting on Wednesday.

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