JAMES Rew’s golden summer continued with the second List A century of his burgeoning career as Somerset recorded their first Metro Bank One-Day Cup success of the season with a 36-run win over Worcestershire Rapids at Taunton.

The home side posted 287 for nine after winning the toss, 19-year-old Rew hitting 101 off 93 balls, with 8 fours and 2 sixes, to back up a brilliant season in the LV= Insurance County Championship. Lewis Goldsworthy contributed 47, while Ben Gibbon overcame a nightmare start to claim three for 58.

Worcestershire looked favourites when reaching 232 for five in reply, but collapsed to 251 all out, Ben Cox top-scoring with 58 and both Rob Jones and Joe Leach contributing 41. Curtis Campher finished with three for 51.

Somerset centurion James Rew said: "In our first game we didn't get enough runs on the board. But today we made it through to a decent total and I was confident from then on.

"It was getting tougher to bat out there, especially with the older ball, so I thought we could defend our score. The pitch was quite slow and started to take a bit of spin.

"I'd like to think I am improving my game, but I don't look ahead further than the next match. Today was all about making sure we created partnerships and batted through our overs.

"For me, 50-over cricket is more similar to the four-day game that a lot of people think. I try to pick off the boundary balls when they come, without forcing things too much, and keep rotating the strike.

"I believe we have what it takes to reach the quarter-finals. It's a young side, but we all get on well and there is a great atmosphere in the squad.

"It's good to have a win under our belts so early and hopefully we can build momentum from here."