One-Day Cup: David Willey hits 91 as Northants beat Somerset

David Willey
Northants all-rounder David Willey has a one-day best of 167
Royal London One-Day Cup, Wantage Road
Somerset 247-8 (50 overs): Hildreth 55, Cooper 48; White 4-37
Northamptonshire 249-6 (49 overs): Willey 91, Duckett 61; Trego 2-32
Northamptonshire won by four wickets
Match scorecard

England and Northants all-rounder David Willey hit a fine 91 to set up a four-wicket One-Day Cup win over Somerset.

Set a target of 248, Willey struck five sixes in his run-a-ball innings before he was caught and bowled by Max Waller.

Ben Duckett also made 61 as Northants reached 249-6 with six balls to spare.

Earlier at Wantage Road, the visitors struggled to 247-8 as only James Hildreth (55) passed fifty, while slow left-armer Graeme White starred with the ball by taking 4-37.

Northants looked untroubled for most of the chase as Willey and 20-year-old wicketkeeper Duckett shared a third-wicket stand of 95 to take the hosts to 191-2.

However, both fell when well set, followed by Rob Keogh and skipper Alex Wakely, before Steven Crook won the game with a boundary.

Northants have now won three out of six games while Somerset have lost four out of five matches and face a difficult task to qualify for the quarter-finals.

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