One-Day Cup: Somerset beat Surrey by three wickets

Steven Davies
Steven Davies celebrates after scoring his century against Somerset
Royal London One-Day Cup, Taunton
Surrey 267 (49.5 overs): Davies 111, Burns 76, Wilson 59; C Overton 3-37, J Overton 3-52
Somerset 273-7 (46.4 overs): Allenby 53 not out, C Overton 40 not out; Batty 2-42
Somerset won by three wickets
Match scorecard

Somerset recorded a tense three-wicket victory over Surrey in the One-Day Cup despite opener Steven Davies hitting a fine century at Taunton.

Davies (111) and Rory Burns (76) put on a third-wicket stand of 158 as Surrey were bowled out for 267.

Tom Curran and Gareth Batty captain took two wickets each as the hosts looked in trouble at 221-7.

But Jim Allenby struck an unbeaten 53 and Craig Overton smashed 40 off 22 balls to see Somerset to 273-7.

Earlier, Surrey lost opener Jason Roy to just the day's second ball when he was clean bowled by Craig Overton (3-37) before Davies and Burns' marvellous stand.

However, Craig's brother Jamie also took three wickets as the visitors lost their last seven wickets for just 46.

Somerset's chase saw wickets fall at regular intervals, but Overton's attacking innings from number nine contained six fours and a six to take his side to victory with 20 balls to spare.

Surrey batsman Steven Davies told BBC London 94.9:

"I think we probably knew at half-time that the score we got wasn't really enough.

"They bowled particularly well in the first 10 overs. We then managed to get quite a partnership together, but had a bad last 10 overs which cost us the game.

"Jim Allenby showed his experience and it allowed Craig Overton to do what he did, he struck the ball pretty clean. Overall, they deserved the win."

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