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Royal London Cup Preview: Somerset v Glamorgan

THE MATCH

Somerset take on Glamorgan at the Cooper Associates County Ground in the Royal London Cup tomorrow (Wednesday).

Play will get underway at 11am with gates opening at 10am.

This match will be Somerset’s 1000th List A match and the team will be looking to make it win number 527!

Tickets are still available for this match.

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Members are reminded that they need to bring their e-ticket and that guest passes are not valid for this fixture.

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.

An enhanced live stream will be available for fans to watch via this website and our YouTube channel.

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 Glamorgan 65 times in List A cricket. Somerset have won 45 of the matches, Glamorgan have won 17 times, one match has been tied, eight games have been abandoned and there have been two no results.

Somerset’s highest total in the series is 372 for seven at the Cooper Associates County Ground in 2018, and for Glamorgan it is 289 for six at the same venue in 2014.

The highest individual innings for Somerset is 159 by James Hildreth at Taunton in 2018, whilst for Glamorgan it is 137 not out by Chris Cooke at the same venue in 2012.

The best bowling for Somerset is six for 25 by Graham Burgess at Glastonbury in 1972, whilst for Glamorgan it is five for 30 by Rodney Ontong at Taunton in 1985.

The last time that the two sides met in List A cricket was at Sophia Gardens in 2019. Somerset won the thrilling contest by two runs.

Tom Abell won the toss and elected to bat.

67 from James Hildreth and 41 not out from Craig Overton saw Somerset post a total of 261 for nine from their 50 overs.

Chasing 262 for victory, the home side collapsed to 21 for five in the sixth over, but came within three runs of victory. However, Roelof van der Merwe had Lukas Carey caught by Azhar Ali at the second attempt at mid-off from the first ball of the penultimate over to spark wild celebrations amongst the visiting contingent.

TEAM NEWS

George Drissell has been added to the squad and Royal London Cup Head Coach, Paul Tweddle will name the starting XI from the following: Ben Green, Kasey Aldridge, Sonny Baker, George Bartlett, Eddie Byrom, Jack Brooks, Josh Davey, Steve Davies, George Drissell, James Hildreth, Lewis Goldsworthy, Ned Leonard, James Rew and Sam Young.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Ahead of the match, Paul Tweddle said: “Sunday was a great way to begin the competition, but we need to start again and make sure that we’re absolutely clear on everything that we are doing and how we are going to go about things against a very good Glamorgan side.

“They’ve had a good start and are playing a good brand of cricket. They have won their first two matches, so it will be a very tough game.

“Momentum can become a bit of a cliché in sport, but if you can actually use it to your advantage, it puts you in a really good place. It can also build belief within the group. Having said that, it’s also vital that you don’t get complacent with it because you have to respect every ball.

“Hildy suffered some pretty serious cramp on Sunday, but we’re pleased to be able to say that he will be available for tomorrow.”

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

For the foreseeable future, we will continue to have robust protocols in place within the Ground to protect our Members, spectators and staff.  These will include continuing to collect track and trace information, the recommendation that face masks be worn when moving around the Ground and particularly when indoors or in enclosed spaces. Monitoring ingress and egress through specific gates and hand sanitiser points will remain in situ throughout the Ground.

Our COVID-19 Spectator Code of Conduct will also remain in force.

Everything you need to know about visiting the Cooper Associates County Ground can be found here.

ENTRANCE TIMES AND GATES

Gates will open at 10am.

We request that you enter the Cooper Associates County Ground via the gate closest to your allocated stand where possible.

Please note that the area between the Ondaatje Family Stand and the Trade Nation Stand is a no-go zone.

WI-FI

Don’t forget that our ground-wide Wi-Fi network is fully operational.

The Wi-Fi is completely free of charge and to connect all you have to do is select the option: “_WeAreSomerset” in your settings and enter a valid email address.

You can also update your preferences or unsubscribe at any time.

With the new Wi-Fi you can browse the internet around the Cooper Associates County Ground. This means, for example, that our matchday live stream can be accessed without using your data, meaning instant replays of all the action on the field are available at no extra cost to you.

FOOD & DRINK

A wide selection of hot and cold food and drinks will be available from the following outlets:

  • Stragglers Coffee House
  • Terrace Concession (Marcus Trescothick Pavilion Upper Tier)
  • Somerset Bar (Somerset Stand Block 1)
  • The Great Catch Fish & Chip Bar (Lord Botham Stand)
  • Botham Bar (Lord Botham Stand)

Each concession is fully stocked with range of hot and cold options to suit all tastes.

Members and supporters are encouraged to use the outlet nearest to their seat. Also, please remember that the Cooper Associates County Ground is now a cashless venue.

Following Sunday’s Beer and Cider Festival, there will also be a varied selection of local real ales and craft ciders available from the marquee bar.

WPA PREDICTIONS LEAGUE

Together with official partners WPA Health Insurance, we are asking Somerset supporters to predict key milestones from the 2021 Royal London Cup! At the end of the tournament, the supporter who gets closest to matching the on-field performance will win a signed County Championship playing shirt, four tickets to a day of County Championship cricket during this year’s title run-in plus £100 of SCCC Shop Vouchers. Entries close at midnight on Wednesday 28th July.

Think you know your cricket? Enter now!

ENTER PREDICTIONS LEAGUE

NEXT MATCH

Our next match is on Sunday (August 1st) when we welcome Yorkshire to the Cooper Associates County Ground in the Royal London Cup.

This match will see Somerset County Cricket Club and 40 Commando Royal Marines come together for a special matchday activation.

As part of the day, the Royal Marine marching band will be in attendance, whilst their recruitment team and activation team will be on hand to provide a host of activities. There will also be a variety of combat equipment on display plus a number of combat demonstrations will take place in the fan village. The Royal Marine Cricket Team will also be hosting a reunion on the day.

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