Gloucestershire v Somerset: Royal London One-Day Cup Preview
Somerset will be looking for another victory in the Royal London One-Day cup when we travel to Bristol tomorrow (Sunday) to play Gloucestershire.
Gloucestershire also won on Friday, beating Leicestershire away and on their own ground, in front of their home crowd they will present a tough challenge to Matt Maynard’s younger looking side.
The Somerset Director of Cricket said: “I think it will be a very interesting game on Sunday and again a lot will depend on the conditions and how they set the ground up. We expect small boundaries and a pretty decent wicket that will be slowish and it may spin a little bit, but we will just have to wait and see.
“Gloucestershire are a dangerous side there is no doubt about it. We played well there to win in the NatWest T20 Blast and we should take heart from that and the energy levels in the Somerset team are just terrific to see.
The DOC added: “I think the public are appreciating what we are trying to do here and their support has been great. I’m sure there will be a great crowd up there on Sunday and we want to do the shirt proud again.”
Somerset have recalled Alex Barrow into the squad in place of wicket-keeper Michael Bates.
Barrow has enjoyed a welcome return to form in the Second XI scoring two half centuries in the win over Kent and will be making his first appearance for the senior side since early June.
The Somerset squad for this game is: Jim Allenby (capt), Tom Abell, Alex Barrow, Tom Cooper, Lewis Gregory, Tim Groenewald, James Hildreth, Adam Hose, Jack Leach, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, Peter Trego and Max Waller.