Somerset face Rivals Gloucestershire this evening
Somerset travel up the M5 to Bristol on Friday evening to face Gloucestershire in the NatWest T20 Blast competition where the game in front of a sell out crowd gets underway at 5.30pm.
Currently the hosts are third in the South Group table with eight points from their seven games, four of which have been won, while Somerset are sixth with five points and two wins from one match less.
Games between the two counties are always hotly contested, something which local lad Pete Trego is only too well aware.
Looking ahead to the game the all rounder from Weston super Mare said: “ To be honest I cant wait to get up there. It is always a real challenge and a great occasion.
We have to use our win over Notts earlier this week as motivation going into the T20 game at Bristol on Friday.
Matt Maynard said: All local derby games are big games and the kind of matches you want your strongest squad to choose from so we will have Sohail Tanveer and Abdur Rehman.
However we will decide on the make up of the team when we have had a look at the boundary sizes and the wicket.
“It is always a big game with a lot of passion between the two teams which is much a rivalry as any local derby in soccer would be, so this is our derby and a big game for us.
“Gloucestershire are a dangerous side and have got some good strikers of the ball all the way through their innings and have got a good bowling attack who are well drilled by Ian Harvey.
“They have been a danger in one-day cricket for a good while now and in T20 cricket that continues. They have really focused on the white ball game and they are a very strong side.”
Michael Bates who helped Somerset to win their LV=County Championship match against Notts earlier this weeks takes over the ‘keeping duties from Marcus Trescothick at Bristol.
Leg spinner Max Waller needs one wicket to become the second player to take 50 T20 scalps for Somerset.
The full squad for this game is- Alfonso Thomas (capt), Jim Allenby, Michael Bates, Tom Cooper, Lewis Gregory, Tim Groenewald, James Hildreth, Johann Myburgh, Abdur Rehman, Sohail Tanveer, Pete Trego and Max Waller.