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Specsavers County Championship Preview: Nottinghamshire v Somerset

THE MATCH

Somerset are in Specsavers County Championship action when we travel to play against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge where the game starts at 10.30 am tomorrow (Monday).

Currently Somerset are second in the Division One table with 184 points from our 13 matches, while our hosts are sixth with 131 from the same number of games.

Somerset require six points to secure second place in the table.

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

HEAD TO HEAD

The two sides have met in this competition on 128 occasions. Somerset have won 35 times, Nottinghamshire have triumphed on 31 occasions, and 62 matches have been drawn.

Somerset’s highest total in the series is 654 for eight declared at Trent Bridge in 2004, while for Nottinghamshire it is 585 for five declared at the same venue in 1947.

The highest individual innings for Somerset is 250 by Jamie Cox at Trent Bridge in 2004, and for Nottinghamshire it is 214 not out by Joe Hardstaff at the same venue in 1937.

The best bowling for Somerset between the two sides is nine for 33 by Ted Tyler at Taunton in 1892, while for Nottinghamshire it is eight for 30 by Bill Voce at Weston-super-Mare in 1939.

When the two sides met at Taunton in June it was Somerset who ran out the winners by six wickets.

Batting first Somerset were bowled out for 392 thanks to 106 from Matt Renshaw and an unbeaten 92 from Steve Davies.

In reply Notts were all out for 134 as Craig Overton claimed four for 53. Following-on the visitors made 505 all out.

Chasing 248 for victory Somerset reached 250 for four thanks to Renshaw (61), George Bartlett (43), Tom Abell (46) and Davies 44 not out.

TEAM NEWS

Lewis Gregory returns to the squad after missing the draw against Surrey and Somerset will name the starting XI from the following squad:

Tom Abell, Azhar Ali, Tom Banton, Dom Bess, Josh Davey, Steve Davies, Lewis Gregory, Tim Groenewald, James Hildreth, Jack Leach, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton and Marcus Trescothick.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Looking ahead to Somerset’s final match of the season Head Coach, Jason Kerr said: “Our attitude going to Trent Bridge for our last match will be no different to any other game this season. We’ll pick what we believe is the best eleven and we will be going there to win the game.

“With Surrey now the deserving champions, it’s about laying the foundations for next year and the year after that. We will go there and play the same intensity of cricket that we have tried to implement all season.”

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

If you are planning on attending the match, you can find out everything you need to know from the Nottinghamshire website by clicking here

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