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Pre-Season Friendly: Somerset vs Gloucestershire Preview

THE MATCH

Somerset are in pre-season friendly action tomorrow (Sunday), taking on Gloucestershire in a 4-day match that gets underway at 11am. The first two days are being held at the Cooper Associates County Ground before the match continues in Bristol on days three and four.

Please note that both venues remain closed to the public and the fixture is being played behind closed doors.

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A test live stream will be available for fans to watch via this website. Please note that the stream will not be representative of the final output standard throughout the regular season. More information can be found about live streaming by clicking here 

In addition to this, a report on the day’s play along with quotes will be posted after the close.

TEAM NEWS

Somerset Head Coach, Jason Kerr has selected the following squad of 13:

The squad (in alphabetical order) is: Tom Abell (c), George Bartlett, Jack Brooks, Eddie Byrom, Josh Davey, Steve Davies (wk), Nathan Gilchrist, Ben Green James Hildreth, Tom Lammonby, Roelof van der Merwe, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton.

The Gloucestershire squad is: Chris Dent, Miles Hammond, George Hankins, Graeme van Buuren, Ryan Higgins, Gareth Roderick (wk), George Scott, Tom Smith, David Payne, Matt Taylor, Josh Shaw, Tom Price, Harry Hankins

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Looking ahead to the match Somerset Head Coach, Jason Kerr, said: “We respect Gloucestershire as a very good side on the back of their promotion to the First Division of the Specsavers County Championship, so the game will be a great test for us.

“There will be the natural rivalry of a match against our neighbours and I am sure both teams will benefit from that. It should have us spot-on for the opening competitive game and there is a real excitement about it as it draws nearer.”

“We will simply take the score at the end of the second day at Taunton and move it to Bristol where the match will continue.

“There are a lot of benefits in doing that. There is the potential for the players to practice on two different types of pitches ahead of the new season.

“Under normal circumstances, we would be looking at three or four warm-up games, so it will be good to have varying conditions over the course of the one match.

“Just as importantly, it will give both clubs the opportunity to see how cricket will work logistically in the current circumstances.

“A huge amount of work has gone into getting the grounds ready, but it will be useful to test matchday operations at both Taunton and Bristol.”

 

 

 

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