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Royal London One-Day Cup Preview: Somerset v Hampshire

THE MATCH

It’s a top of the table clash at the Cooper Associates County Ground tomorrow (Sunday) when Somerset take on Hampshire in the Royal London One-Day Cup.

Somerset are currently second in the South Group after claiming eight points from six matches whilst Hampshire are currently in top spot with 12 points from seven matches.

Gates will open at 9:30am with play due to get underway at 11am.

Tickets for this match are selling fast but there are still some available and they can be purchased by clicking here

HOW CAN I KEEP UP TO DATE?

You can keep up to date using our dedicated Match Centre via this website and on our Twitter feed.

A live stream of this match will be available with synchronised BBC Commentary. The link for this will be posted shortly before play begins.

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

HEAD TO HEAD

The two sides have met in List A cricket on 62 occasions. Somerset have won 28 of the matches, Hampshire have triumphed in 27, one has been tied, one has ended in a no result while five have been abandoned.

Somerset’s highest total in the series is 360 for seven at the Ageas Bowl in 2018, while for Hampshire it is 356 for nine in the same match.

The highest individual innings for Somerset is 155 not out by Martin Crowe at Southampton in 1987 whilst for Hampshire it is 156 by Rilee Rossouw at Taunton in 2017.

The best bowling performance for Somerset is four for 10 by Colin Dredge at Dean Park, Bournemouth in 1980 and for Hampshire it is four for 12 by Andy Roberts at the same venue in 1975.

The most recent meeting between the two in the competition was at the Ageas Bowl in June last year when 100 from Peter Trego helped Somerset to chase down a mammoth 357 for victory.

TEAM NEWS

Head Coach, Jason Kerr has named the following squad for the match tomorrow:

Tom Abell (c), Azhar Ali, Tom Banton, George Bartlett, Dom Bess, Jack Brooks, Josh Davey, Lewis Gregory, Tim Groenewald, James Hildreth, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, Peter Trego and Roelof van der Merwe.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Ahead of the match, Jason Kerr said: “It’s important to remember that we started this competition brilliantly and have played a lot of really good cricket. Unfortunately the last two games haven’t gone our way. We’ve set some incredibly high standards this year and it’s important that we get back to those on Sunday.

“The guys love playing at home so they’re looking forward to getting back out there in front of a big crowd here on Sunday. Hopefully we can give the supporters something to smile about.”

DID YOU KNOW?

In last year’s Royal London One-Day Cup, the Cooepr Associates County Ground was the venue that saw a higher percentage of boundaries hit than any other ground to host three or more matches.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

If you are coming to the match all the information that you need can be found in our comprehensive match-day information page. This covers everything from planning your journey to where you eat when you get here.

FOOD & DRINK

Our brand new fan village is situated in the St James Street side of the Ground which includes a large marquee bar, Ayala Champagne Bar, Pimm’s Bar, Silvan’s Mediterranean Foods, The Hot Sausage Company, Pancake Pod, Bearclaw Meats, and an ice cream van.

Bars will be open in: Stragglers Coffee House, the Sir Ian Botham Stand, the Somerset Stand and the County Room.

In addition to the food village, the following catering outlets will be open: Stragglers Coffee House, The new and improved “Great Catch” Fish & Chip shop in the Ian Botham Stand, Granny Gothards Ice Cream Parlour (Somerset Stand), Somerset Pavilion concessions – roof top & ground floor

KIDS ACTIVITY ZONE

Our Kids Activation Zone will be set up in the St James Street side of the Ground.

Make sure you visit the Somerset Cricket Board Coaches and try out your skills!

WIN A SIGNED SHIRT

Every Member and ticket holder who scans in to the ground on Sunday will be entered in to a draw to win a signed Royal London One-Day Cup shirt.

Make sure you don’t miss the action or your chance to win this brilliant prize.

Tickets are still available and can be purchased here.

Winners will be selected at random from those who attend either of the two matches and scan in on the day. One admission per ticket.

ANNUAL CHURCH SERVICE

The 2019 Somerset CCC annual Church Service will be taking place at the Cooper Associates County Ground on Sunday May 5th ahead of our Royal London One-Day Cup match against Hampshire.

Gates will open at 9:30am with the service beginning on Gimblett’s Hill at 9:45am.

This year’s special guest speaker will be Rev. Dr. Tim Gibson.

Tim lives near Ilminster and has been an enthusiastic visitor to the Cooper Associates County Ground on a number of occasions. As well as his ministry commitments with the Diocese of Bath & Wells, Tim tectures at UWE and is also a motoring journalist. As regards his prowess on the cricket field, Tim claims more success as an umpire than a player!

We are delighted that Fabian Wuyts, the new vicar at St James Church, will also be taking part in the service.

We hope that as many Somerset Members and supporters as possible will come along and help to make this another special occasion.

Somerset CCC Memberships and Matchday tickets are required to gain entry to the church service.

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