Andy Umeed, a prolific batsman, hits 172 to give Somerset a crushing victory.

Somerset defeated Derbyshire 261 (Dal 110, Davey 3-18, Leonard 3-40) by 72 runs with 333 for 5 (Umeed 172*, Dickson 67, Reece 3-62).

As Somerset defeated Derbyshire by 72 runs in the Group B match at Derby, Andy Umeed concluded a fruitful Metro Bank One-Day Cup run with a List A career-best unbeaten 172 from 147 balls.

Umeed got his third century of the competition while collaborating with captain Sean Dickson, who hit 67 from 52 balls in a fourth-wicket stand of 167 from 125 balls.

In order to get Somerset to 333 for 5, the pair scored 111 runs off the final 10 overs, with Umeed scoring the greatest one-day score against Derbyshire in Derby.

Anuj Dal struck 110, his first century with a white ball, but Derbyshire crashed to 14 for 4 in the fourth over, ending the game as a battle. The home team was dismissed for 261 with Josh Davey taking 3 for 18 and Ned Leonard taking 3 for 40.

When George Thomas attempted a firm-footed drive at Sam Conners’ third delivery of the inning, it appeared hopeful for Derbyshire. However, Harry Came brilliantly caught Thomas low to his right at first slip.

Harry Moore, a promising 16-year-old, and Conners both made some early progress; however, Moore was unlucky to have Lewis Goldsworthy dropped on six by Came in his second over.

Umeed started to impose himself, forcing Conners to the floor twice for boundaries, dragging Dal to the ropes, and then hitting Luis Reece with a swat back over the top for six.

When Goldsworthy drove back a return catch to Reece, the stand had advanced to 90 runs from 110 balls when off-spinner Alex Thomson was hoisted over the wide boundary.

Derbyshire were happy to see James Rew go after he made his intentions clear with back-to-back fours against Reece and a reverse sweep to the ropes against Thomson.

When Rew delivered a powerful drive at Conners and gained an inside edge, Brooke Guest did well to hold it while diving to his right. Rew had just scored a run-a-ball 31.

With the assurance of a player who had already made two hundreds in the league, Umeed hit three figures off 106 balls and batted confidently.

As a result of driving Conners over long off for six, Umeed reached three figures off 106 balls and was batting with the confidence of a player who had already scored two hundreds in the competition.

He pulled Moore for a four and two sixes after surpassing his previous List A best of 119 with 23 remaining in the 43rd over.

Despite only having three fours, Dickson’s 50 came off only 43 balls, demonstrating how well-placed he had been on both sides of the wicket as Derbyshire was powerless to stop the pair from advancing toward a sizable score.

Umeed hit a straight six from Mark Watt to get his 150, while Dickson drove Conners for six runs before being lbw to Reece.

Umeed pulled Reece for a second six, but even though the damage had already been done, the all-rounder at least kept Somerset to five runs off the final over.

The home team struggled right away when trying to complete their highest-ever one-day run chase. Reece was given out caught behind by Sue Redfern, the first female umpire to stand in a Derbyshire game, in the opening over.

In the fourth over, Matt Lamb skied a pull, Came drove Davey to extra cover, and Tom Wood mishandled a pull at Ned Leonard.

One that kept low bowled Guest, and Haider Ali swept the left-arm spinner to deep midwicket after tugging Goldsworthy for six.

However, Dal had other plans. He reached his century in 103 balls, shared stands of 81 from 79 balls with Thomson (42) and 88 for the last wicket with Conners, and at least partially salvaged Derbyshire’s pride.


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