AFTER a complete wash out last week, the Somerset Cricket O60's got off to the very best of starts to the 2023 season.

The First XI had a comfortable win against Wiltshire by 50 runs. Batting first Somerset reached 168 against a tight attack with Graham Bishop leading the way with 55 the top score of the game. 

Wiltshire succumbed to the Somerset bowling with Ian Thomas taking 4 for 15.

The Second XI travelled to Torquay to play Devon and again batted first. 

The majority of the runs came from Hugh Brooker and skipper Miles Richards with 55 and 59 not out respectively, carrying them to a very healthy 219 for 6. 

The innings was closed down with Devon finishing on 118 for 8 and Somerset picked up another win.

The Third XI also tasted victory by a comfortable 6 wickets against Warwickshire.

Warwickshire batted first and were always held in check by accurate Somerset bowling with Simon Cruickshank returning 3 for 23 off 9 overs. 

After a stutter of 25-2 Somerset reached the total with 8 overs to spare thanks to a nuggety 54 not out from skipper Derry West.