TWENTY20 is very much a batsman’s game and there is nothing more people enjoy than watching the ball being blasted over the boundary rope to all parts for a six and on Friday evening there was plenty of big hitting on show.

Will Smeed his eight sixes in his unbeaten 94 off 41 balls, Tom Banton hit three sixes in his 45 while Rilee Rossouw also hit three sixes in his 30 to help Somerset reach their target with 35 deliveries to spare.

However five wicket hauls for bowlers in T20 cricket are a much rarer occurrence, but on Friday evening Ben Green became only the seventh Somerset player to achieve this feat since the short format of the game was first introduced in 2003, when he took five for 29 from his four over stint.

The 24 year old Devonian follows in the footsteps of Arul Suppiah, Dirk Nannes, Jerome Taylor, Jamie Overton, Lewis Gregory and Roelof van Der Merwe, and his five for 29 are the fourth best bowling figures for the county in the competition.

Reflecting on his achievement earlier this week Green said: “I am over the moon and its the first time I have been on the Somerset honours board inside the Andy Caddick Pavilion which is quite a big thing for me. It’s quite an unusual thing to happen in T20.

“It was just one of those days for me - on another you could bowl the same and go for 50!

“I’m very happy and it was in a good cause beating Glamorgan the way that we did.

“To be honest I was just trying to keep it simple for myself. I got a few that went to hand and then in the 19th over when I was on a hat trick I was looking to bowl Yorkers every ball and I managed to execute a few of them- and got Eddie (Byrom) who missed one!

Over the years Green has enjoyed some good returns in T20 cricket and has often stepped up and claimed a wicket when its most needed.

“I guess it’s the fact that I am not deemed to be one of the front line seamers that people are not quite sure what to expect. However some days it just happens and others the game is not in your favour.

I managed to play in a number of the games as well so I am feeling a bit more settled and calmer, so when I go out there and play white ball cricket I know my game better- you know what does and doesn’t work for you as an individual and it’s key to stick to those.”