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Royal London Cup Preview: Northamptonshire Steelbacks v Somerset

THE MATCH

Somerset take on Northamptonshire Steelbacks at Northampton in the Royal London Cup tomorrow (Sunday).

Play will get underway at 11am.

Tickets are still available for this match.

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HOW CAN I KEEP UP TO DATE?

You can keep up to date with the match via our Match Centre and on our Twitter feed.

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

HEAD TO HEAD

Somerset have played Northamptonshire Steelbacks 49 times in List A cricket. Somerset have won 21 of the matches, Northants have won 22 times, four games have been abandoned and there have been two no results.

Somerset’s highest total in the series is 272 for five at Wellingborough in 1986, and for Northants it is 299 for six at Taunton in 2002.

The highest individual innings for Somerset is 175 not out by Ian Botham at Wellingborough in 1986, whilst for the Steelbacks it is 122 by Mal Loye at Luton in 1993.

The best bowling for Somerset is six for 29 by Joel Garner at Lord’s in the 1979 Gillette Cup final, whilst for Northants it is seven for 39 by Alan Hodgson at Northampton in 1976.

TEAM NEWS

The Somerset starting XI will be selected from the following squad: Steve Davies (WK), Sam Young, James Hildreth, Lewis Goldsworthy, George Bartlett, Eddie Byrom, Josh Davey (C), Marchant De Lange, Ned Leonard, Jack Brooks, Sonny Baker, Kasey Aldridge, George Drissell. 

*James Rew is unavailable for selection until further notice as a COVID precaution.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Ahead of the match, Royal London Cup Head Coach, Paul Tweddle said: “Northants are traditionally a strong white-ball outfit and they play an attacking brand of cricket. We have to be aware of that if we’re to be successful.

“It’s somewhere we haven’t been in awhile in this format and it’s a game that I’m looking forward to.”

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

For everything you need to know about this match please visit the official Northamptonshire CCC website.

NEXT MATCH

Our next match is on Tuesday August 10th when we welcome Leicestershire to the Cooper Associates County Ground in the Royal London Cup.

Tickets are still available for this match.

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