RLODC SEMI-FINAL PREVIEW: NOTTS OUTLAWS V SOMERSET
Somerset travel to Trent Bridge tomorrow (Sunday) to take on Notts Outlaws in the Royal London One-Day Cup semi-final.
The match is due to begin at 11am with the winner qualifying for the final at Lord’s on May 25th.
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In addition to this a report on the day’s play along with quotes will be posted after the close.
HEAD TO HEAD
Since the introduction of List A cricket the two sides have met on 58 occasions. Somerset have won 31 times, Notts have won 22 times, two matches were tied, one was abandoned and there have been two no results.
Somerset’s best total in the series is 405 at Taunton in 2017, and for Nottinghamshire it is 429 for nine in the same match.
The highest individual innings for Somerset is 117 not out by Viv Richards at Trent Bridge in 1983, while for Nottinghamshire it is 154 by Brendan Taylor at Taunton in 2017.
The best bowling performance for Somerset is six for 16 by Abdur Rehman at Taunton in 2012, and for Nottinghamshire it is five for 44 by Eddie Hemmings at Bath in 1982.
Head Coach, Jason Kerr has named the following squad for the match tomorrow:
Tom Abell (c), Azhar Ali, Tom Banton, George Bartlett, Dom Bess, Josh Davey, Lewis Gregory, Ben Green, Tim Groenewald, James Hildreth, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, Peter Trego and Roelof van der Merwe.
VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Jason Kerr said: “In the context of the competition it’s a huge game and it’s one we’re really looking forward to. We’ve got better and better over the last two games. After the Surrey game I said that I thought that was our most complete performance in the competition to date, but I think yesterday eclipsed that.
“If you get to a semi-final you will obviously be up against a quality side. Notts have played some good cricket throughout the competition and you don’t get to this stage of a competition by luck.
“The exciting thing for us is that I think there’s still room for us to get better. Obviously we’ve been to Trent Bridge already this year and won, albeit in a different format, so they know what we’re all about. I have huge belief that if this squad executes their skills on the day then the result will take care of itself.”
DID YOU KNOW?
Peter Trego, Somerset’s second highest run scorer in last year’s Royal London One-Day Cup with 376 runs, was particularly effective against spinners. He scored 110 runs from 118 balls against them and was only dismissed twice.
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