Royal London One-Day Cup Magic Moments: Part Three
With our Royal London One-Day Cup Quarter Final against Worcestershire Rapids set to take place on Wednesday, we thought we would take a look at some of the magic moments that got us there.
In our third and final trip down memory lane we focus on our centurions!
Two Somerset batsman have made it in to triple figures (so far!) in the Royal London One-Day Cup in 2016.
Peter Trego 104 v Middlesex – July 26th
Peter Trego was back to his very best when Middlesex came to the Cooper Associates County Ground at the end of July. The man from Weston-super-Mare smashed his way to 104 from 111 balls as Somerset claimed victory by four wickets with six balls remaining. Pete’s innings contained an impressive nine fours and one six.
After the match Pete said: “It’s always good to get a win and I think that it was pretty important in our quest for qualification, so it was great. We have been playing well in the 50 over competition this year so it’s really pleasing to keep that momentum going. We executed the batting plan pretty well and the plan is to have one of the guys put in a big score. I was lucky enough to be that man today and the guys batted well around me, in particular Lewis who hit a fantastic 69 and almost put the game safe for us. In the end we finished it off pretty clinically. Even though it probably looked a pretty tight one, I think we were always pretty much in control of the chase.”
Tom Abell 106 v Sussex – July 30th
Tom Abell chose the perfect time to score his first ever List A century for Somerset as we clinched a quarter final spot courtesy of a 10 run win over Sussex.
The 22 year old scored his runs off 117 balls and his innings also included nine fours and a six.
After the match Tom Abell said: “It doesn’t get much better than that! I feel absolutely chuffed for the whole squad and the Club and this win means a quarter final so it has been a really good day. When I came in I tried to play in the situation I was in and play the anchor role. I tried to bat through and allow our stroke players to play around me and I guess in the end it was a decent enough score.
“I’m not sure that I have all the shots in the book like some people, but for me it was about trying to reduce the risk but still scoring. My one-day options are something I have worked really hard on and I’m just glad that I was able to contribute to the team winning. It’s been a great day for Somerset cricket. I grew up here and this has brought back memories of when I used to come and watch the games. The crowd were awesome and it does give you that extra little bit when they are right behind you, so I am just absolutely delighted about today.”
Somerset welcome Worcestershire Rapids to the Cooper Associates County Ground in the Quarter Final of the Royal London One-Day Cup on Wednesday August 17th.
Tickets are still available for the match and can be purchased by clicking here