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Total: 291

Wickets: 6

Overs: 43.5

Overs Left: 0

Last WKT: 235

Last Man: 68

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6

7 Roelof van der Merwe

165

122

24

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8 Lewis Gregory *

19

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8

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46

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7 Sam Curran

9

0

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Apr 28th, 18:18

Who says County Cricket is boring?

Apr 28th, 18:12

👉 165 not out
👉 122 balls
👉 24 fours
👉 1 six

It’s the 4th highest One-Day score in Somerset’s history – take a bow Roelof van der Merwe!

Somerset beat Surrey by 4 wickets in 43.5 overs Apr 28th, 18:08

What a victory the fans get to their feet to salute their heroes who win with 6.5 overs to spare. Van der Merwe ends unbeaten on 165 while Gregory remains not out 19.What a game and what a remarkable recovery.

Somerset 258/6 from 39.5 overs Apr 28th, 18:04

Single off Meaker into the off side sees Van der Merwe to 150-  114 balls, 22 fours and a 6. The crowd of 2,600 plus rise to their feet! Keep it going only 32 now needed to bring the game home.

Apr 28th, 17:50

Somerset 245/6 from 38.2 overs Apr 28th, 17:43

Van der Merwe puts Borthwick high into the Somerset Stand to keep the dream going!

Somerset 235/6 from 36.5 Apr 28th, 17:36

Elgar bowled Borthwick going down the track for 68 brings the partnership to an end.

Somerset 234/5 from 36.1 overs Apr 28th, 17:35

Thats a new sixth wicket partnership in List A cricket for Somerset beating the previous one of 209 between James Hildreth and Lewis Gregory against Durham here in 2014.

Somerset 222 /5 from 33.3 overs Apr 28th, 17:24

Thats the 200 partnership- well done the boys in the middle!

Somerset 218/5 from 33 overs Apr 28th, 17:23

The dream is still alive as the sixth wicket partnership keeps on going. Somerset now only need 72 for victory off 17 overs at 4.3! Come on Somerset!

Somerset 192/5 from 29.3 Apr 28th, 17:10

Van der Merwe hits Tom Curran to the square cover boundary to go to his first List A century- his runs coming off 77 balls with 15 fours- what an innings from Roelof and just what Somerset needs. Brilliant as the crowd stand to cheer their hero.

Apr 28th, 17:06

Somerset 172/5 from 28 overs. Apr 28th, 17:02

Elgar and Van der Merwe have now added 150 runs together and brought Somerset right back into this game- keep it going- only 119 still needed for victory.

Somerset 153/5 from 26 overs Apr 28th, 16:54

Elgar goes to his 50 with a single into the off side – his runs off 62 balls and included three 4s and a 6- well done Dean and keep it going!

Somerset 148/5 from 25 overs Apr 28th, 16:51

Somerset are now on 148 for 5 at the halfway stage of their innings- still a long way to go but with these two at the wicket anything can happen!

Apr 28th, 16:50

“We believe you are correct Bertus! Roelof passes 2000 runs from his 2000th ball in List A cricket. No prizes on figuring out his strike rate!”

Somerset 127/5 from 22 overs. Apr 28th, 16:39

Well batted to Elgar and Van der Merwe who have added 100 runs so far in their valuable partnership- keep it going.

Somerset 115/5 from 20 overs. Apr 28th, 16:32

Van der Merwe has just gone to his 50 with two off Batty his runs coming from 44 balls with six 4s- well done and keep it going.

Apr 28th, 16:27

Somerset 100/5 from 18.5 overs Apr 28th, 16:26

Elgar single off Tom Curran sees Somerset 100 up- this is a great partnership!

Somerset 91/5 from 17 overs. Apr 28th, 16:20

Gareth Batty enters the attack from the Somerset Pavilion End to Van der Merwe.

Somerset 69/5 from 14 overs. Apr 28th, 16:06

Thats a better over for Somerset as Elgar has just scored consecutive boundaries off Meaker- more needed.

Somerset 50/5 off 11.6 overs Apr 28th, 15:58

Van der Merwe single off Stuart Meaker to mid wicket sees Somerset to 50- only another 239 needed for victory. Roelof has just gone past 2000 List A runs in his career.

Somerset 46/5 from 10 overs Apr 28th, 15:50

Dean Elgar and Roelof van der Merwe have started to build a vital partnership for Somerset- this is key for the hosts.

WICKET - Somerset 22/5 from 6.2 overs Apr 28th, 15:32

Adam Hose bowled by Dernbach 4 looks like he missed a straight one.

WICKET- Somerset 11/3 from 3.4. Apr 28th, 15:21

Allenby caught by Dernbach at mid off from a shorter ball from Sam Curran.

WICKET- Somerset 7/2 off 2.5 Apr 28th, 15:15

Trego is out caught by wicket-keeper Ben Foakes off Dernbach for 4- not the start Somerset had hoped for.

WICKET- Somerset 1/1 off 0.6 Apr 28th, 15:06

Steve Davies is LBW to Dernbach off the last ball of the first over.

Somerset 0/0 Apr 28th, 15:04

Here we go again as the Somerset reply begins with Allenby facing Jade Dernbach from the River End.

Surrey 290/8 from 50 overs. Apr 28th, 14:19
Apr 28th, 14:13

WICKET Surrey 277/7 from 48.1 Apr 28th, 14:10

Craig O strikes at the other end when has Sam Curran caught by Davies without scoring.

WICKET- Surrey 275/6 from 47.5 overs Apr 28th, 14:08

Gregory switches ends and gets Sam Curran caught by Adam Hose at long on for 15- never looked in doubt.

Apr 28th, 14:01

Surrey 265/5 off 46.1 Apr 28th, 14:00

Overton replaces Gregory at Somerset Pavilion End as Surrey continue to progress towards the 300 mark. The fielders are doing their best to prevent this and have put in a good display.

Surrey 254/5 from 45 overs Apr 28th, 13:56

Ben Foakes is going well for Surrey and edges closer to the 300.

Surrey 234/5 from 43 overs Apr 28th, 13:47

Groenewald back on at the River End in place of Van der Merwe who finished with figures of 10 overs 0/49.

Surrey 217/5 from 42 overs. Apr 28th, 13:42

Gregory returns to the attack this time at the Somerset Pavilion End and is likely to bowl through until the end of the innings.

WICKET- Surrey 202/5 off 38.5 Apr 28th, 13:30

Craig Overton strikes when he has Scott Borthwicket caught on the mid wicket boundary by James Hildreth for 20- well bowled Craig O!

Apr 28th, 13:25

Surrey 191/4 from 37 overs. Apr 28th, 13:23

Davey completes his 10 over stint with the impressive figures of two for 45, that receive warm applause when they are announced. Well bowled Josh.

WICKET- Surrey 162/4 off 32.2 Apr 28th, 13:05

Davey strikes again when he has Sangakkara caught by wicket-keeper Davies for 32, off a ball that looked to move away slightly- another key wicket.

WICKET- Surrey 142/3 off 28.6 overs. Apr 28th, 12:53

Josh Davey switches ends and is rewarded when he has Rory Burns well caught by one day captain Jim Allenby at short mid wicket for 14.

 

Surrey 128/2 from 25 overs. Apr 28th, 12:39

At the halfway stage Surrey have moved onto 129 for 2. Somerset have done well to rein the rate back in as the sun starts to breakthrough.

Somerset 118/2 from 23 overs. Apr 28th, 12:32

Somerset introduce spin when Roelof van der Merwe comes into the attack from the River End in place of Gregory.

WICKET - Surrey 105/2 from 19.3 overs Apr 28th, 12:17

Gregory strikes again as he has Dominic Sibley caught by ‘keeper Streve Davies for 37- another key wicket for the Somerset bowler.

WICKET - Surrey 89/1 from 15.4 Apr 28th, 12:14

Dean Elgar takes a great catch at third man off Gregory to remove Stoneman who batted well for his 56- the all important breakthrough.

Apr 28th, 11:58

Surrey 80/0 from 14.4 Apr 28th, 11:57

Stoneman goes to his half century with a square cut off Overton to the boundary that came off 49 balls.

Surrey 50/0 off 10.4 overs Apr 28th, 11:40

Stoneman drives Groenewald along the ground to the long on boundary to see up the Surrey 50- he is looking in good form.

Surrey 38/0 from 9 overs. Apr 28th, 11:34

Big shout from Groenewald for LBW against Stoneman is turned down by umpire Geoff Evans.

 

Surrey 13/0 from 2.3 overs Apr 28th, 11:09

Stoneman and Sibley opening the batting for Surrey with Craig Overton and Josh Davey in the attack for Somerset. It is cloudy but bright and there is a big crowd in today to watch.

Team News Apr 28th, 10:48

Here is the Somerset team. Steve Davies makes his first Somerset List-A appearance, against his former club. Play to start at 11am

 

The Surrey team is: Batty, Borthwick, Burns, S. Curran, T. Curran, Dernbach, Foakes, Meaker, Sangakkara, Sibley, Stoneman

SOMERSET WIN TOSS Apr 28th, 10:35

Somerset captain Jim Allenby has won the toss and elected to bowl first

Apr 28th, 10:18

The gates are now open and the ground is filling up nicely. Much brighter here at the Cooper Associates County Ground now with around 10 minutes to go until the toss.

Apr 28th, 10:06

Apr 28th, 09:54

Good morning! Apr 28th, 09:26

Good morning! It’s the start of Somerset’s Royal London One-Day Cup campaign today against Surrey at the Cooper Associates County Ground! It is currently overcast and we have had some rain but the weather forecast suggests cloudy skies throughout the day.

The match is being broadcast live on Sky Sports 2, whilst as ever live ball-by-ball commentary will be available via the BBC.

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