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[Watch] Tom Banton's 'Outrageous' One-Handed Catch Sets T20 Blast 2024 On Fire


Tom Banton took a catch for the ages in T20 Blast 2024 (x.com)

In a thrilling T20 Blast 2024 encounter between Somerset and Gloucestershire at The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton, on July 7, Tom Banton emerged as a standout performer, showcasing his exceptional skills both with the bat and behind the stumps.

After Gloucestershire won the toss and opted to bowl, Somerset's opening batter, Tom Banton, played a pivotal role in their innings.

Tom Banton batted for the full 20 overs, scoring a crucial 77 runs off 46 balls, helping Somerset post a competitive total of 194/6. Ben Green also contributed significantly with a quick-fire 47 runs towards the end of the innings.

Somerset's bowlers made an early breakthrough, dismissing Cameron Bancroft in the third over. However, they struggled to maintain their momentum and ultimately lost the match by five wickets.

Watch: Tom Banton's Outrageous Catch

Despite the loss, Tom Banton's performance was the highlight of the match. His crucial contribution with the bat was followed by an extraordinary display of wicket-keeping skills during the 18th over of Gloucestershire's run chase.

Right-hand medium-fast bowler Lewis Gregory was delivering the first ball of the over from over the wicket. Right-hand batter Beau Webster, who was scoring quickly, attempted to finish the match early with a big shot.

The ball caught the outside edge of Webster's bat and seemed destined to fly past the keeper.

However, Tom Banton showcased his quick reflexes and athleticism by diving to his right and catching the ball one-handed in mid-air.

This spectacular catch was a crucial moment in the match, highlighting Banton's skills as a wicketkeeper.