Worcestershire Seconds were beaten by Somerset Seconds in a brace of T20 friendly matches at Taunton Vale.

The County went down by 60 runs in Game One and five wickets in Game Two.

But Worcestershire will be encouraged by Tom Fell getting two games under his belt after completing a third bout of chemotherapy for cancer.

And NewZealander Mitchell Santner warmed up for the forthcoming NatWest T20 Blast with two solid performances with the ball.

In Game One Somerset opener Johann Myburgh scored 103 of his side's 197-3, a formidable total despite economical spells from Chris Russell and Santner.

Worcestershire replied with 137-9 and a top-score of 36 from Alex Hepburn with Zen Malik and Ollie Westbury the other main scorers.

Fell took over as captain and wicket-keeper for Game Two.

Worcestershire were restricted to 126-8 despite 36 from Alex Hepburn, 29 from Zen Malik and 25 not out from Ollie Westbury.

Somerset were reduced to 45-5 in reply triallist Matthew King picking up three wickets.

But an unbroken stand of 85 between Michael Leask and Tim Rouse saw Somerset home with 14 balls to spare.

GAME ONE

SOMERSET SECONDS

Myburgh run out (Morris) 103

Hose b Santner 36

Rouse not out 26

Leask c Westbury b Russell 20

Van der Merwe not out 3

Extras 9

Total (20 overs) 197-3

FOW: 1-91, 2-157, 3-190

Bowling

Russell 4-0-25-1

Morris 4-0-39-0

King 1-0-14-0

Santner 4-0-27-1

Hepburn 1-0-13-0

Twohig 3-0-32-0

Rhodes 3-0-42-0

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WORCESTERSHIRE SECONDS

Fell c Hose b Redrup 6

Malik c Leask b Yasir Arafat 29

Santner c Waller b Gamble 10

Rhodes* c Redrup b van der Merwe 5

Hepburn b Yasir Arafat 36

Shafique+ run out 2

Twohig c Hose b Waller 12

Westbury not out 25

Russell b Yasir Arafat 1

Morris b Redrup 0

Extras 11

Total (20 overs) 137-9

FOW: 1-30, 2-40, 3-50, 4-55, 5-61, 6-87, 7-130, 8-132, 9-137

Bowling

Gamble 2-0-13-1

Yasir Arafat 4-0-35-3

Redrup 3-0-14-2

van der Merwe 4-0-21-1

Waller 4-0-16-1

Leask 1-0 -13-0

Bess 2-0-18-0

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GAME TWO

WORCESTERSHIRE SECONDS

Malik c Leask b Redrup 8

Fell*+ b Yasir Arafat 7

Santner c Barrow b Myburgh 21

Rhodes c and b Myburgh 30

Hepburn c Leask b Gamble 19

Shafique c Yasir Arafat b Redrup 3

Twohig run out (Hose) 4

Westbury c van der Merwe b Redrup 12

Russell not out 13

Morris not out 1

Extras 8

Total (20 overs) 126-8

FOW: 1-10, 2-15, 3-53, 4-91, 5-92, 6-97, 7-102, 8-120

Bowling Gamble 4-0-25-1 Yasir Arafat 4-0-22-1 Redrup 4-0-30-3 Waller 2-0-17-0 Myburgh 3-0-13-2 van der Merwe 2-0-8-0 Bess 1-0-9-0 ——————————————————————————-

SOMERSET SECONDS

Myburgh b King 25

Hose c Shafique b Russell 5

Van der Merwe c Hepburn b Twohig 7

Barrow+ c Shafique b King 2

Leask not out 40

Waller* lbw b King 0

Rouse not out 40

Extras 11

Total (17.4 overs) 130-5

FOW: 1-14, 2-40, 3-44, 4-45, 5-45

Bowling

Santner 4-0-19-0

Russell 3.4-0-27-1

Morris 3-0-25-0

King 3-0-18-3

Twohig 3-0-24-1

Rhodes 1-0-13-0