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2022 Vitality Blast Preview: Somerset v Derbyshire Falcons

THE MATCH

Somerset welcome Derbyshire Falcons to the Cooper Associates County Ground for the Vitality Blast quarter-final tomorrow (Saturday July 9th).

Play will get underway at 7pm.

Gates will open at 5pm.

A limited number of tickets are available for this match!

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To add to the drama, DRS will be in operation during this match!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Members are reminded that they need to purchase tickets for this fixture. Your 2022 Membership card will not allow you entry into the Cooper Associates County Ground for this match.

We have created a list of quarter-final FAQs which will hopefully answer any questions that you might have.

FAQS

Ticket buyers can print and download their online tickets via their SCCC account.

All ticket collections will be from the Jack White Gates (St James Street).

The Club Enquiries Desk will be based in the Reception of the Marcus Trescothick Pavilion and not in the Andrew Caddick Pavilion on matchdays.

How do I download my e-ticket?

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.

This match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports and therefore the Club are not in a position to provide a live stream.

A report on the day’s play along with quotes will be posted on this website.

HEAD TO HEAD

This is the first meeting of the two sides in T20 cricket.

TEAM NEWS

Somerset have named an unchanged squad of 14: Tom Abell (c), Tom Banton, George Bartlett, Jack Brooks, Josh Davey, Lewis Goldsworthy, Ben Green, Lewis Gregory, Tom Lammonby, Craig Overton, Rilee Rossouw, Peter Siddle, Will Smeed and Roelof van der Merwe.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Ahead of the match, Somerset Head Coach, Jason Kerr said: “Having never played them in the format before, that represents something of an unknown. We’ve done our homework and we’re clear on what their strengths are and what they’re going to bring to Taunton.

“I’ve been incredibly proud of how we’ve concentrated on what we can control this season and we never underestimate anybody.

“To get a home quarter-final is huge for the Club both on and off the field. It means so much to the players to play in front of the fans here and it gives the Club the opportunity to show what the South West is all about. The weather looks like it’s set fair, so it should be a great day because the atmosphere is amazing here.”

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Rilee Rossouw needs 72 runs to become Somerset’s highest run scorer in a T20 season for Somerset. The current record holder is Babar Azam with 578.

THE OPPOSITION

Derbyshire Falcons

Head of Cricket: Mikey Arthur

Captain: Shan Masood

2022 Performance: 3rd in North Group (18 points from 14 matches)

2022 Leading Runscorer: Shan Masood (547)

2022 Leading Wicket Taker: George Scrimshaw (21)

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.

BE A WINNER

Thatchers Interval Apple Role

Thatchers will once again be providing entertainment during the interval with prizes on offer for the winners of the Thatchers Apple Role.

FAN VILLAGE

In a bid to improve the already outstanding matchday experience at the Cooper Associates County Ground, the dedicated fan village is back at all of our home Vitality Blast fixtures this summer.

There will be a range of food and drink options plus live music!

SIGNING SESSION

After the match, Somerset players will be taking part in a signing session in front of the Ondaatje Stands.

MATCH SPONSOR

EnviroVent are the match sponsor for this quarter-final clash

Regarding the sponsorship, Luke Robinson, Managing Director for EnviroVent said: “We are delighted to be able to sponsor Somerset’s Vitality Blast quarter-final match against Derbyshire Falcons. Envirovent are looking forward to continuing our successful relationship with our player sponsor Tom Abell, Somerset CCC and the wider community.

“We can’t wait to see a packed crowd cheering on Tom and team to what we all hope will be a memorable night!

“Envirovent are the leading ventilation specialists within the UK, permanently removing condensation, mould and also improving your indoor air quality. we pride ourselves on the quality of our ventilation systems and extractor fans and offer long term warranties to protect your home and your health. If you’re a landlord, property owner or estate agent please get in touch for a free no obligation survey.”

EnviroVent currently sponsor Club Captain, Tom Abell and recently teamed up with him to deliver a coaching session and some new cricket equipment to St Mary’s School in Bridgwater.

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GIMBLETT’S HILL

Construction work is nearing completion on Gimblett’s Hill.

The project has been undertaken in order to improve accessibility on matchdays, while retaining the history and character of one of the most popular parts of the Cooper Associates County Ground.

A section of this area will be available during the match but priority will be given to those Members and supporters with additional needs.

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.

NEXT MATCH

Somerset’s begin an LV= Insurance County Championship match against Lancashire at Southport on Monday July 11th

Tickets are still available for this match and can be purchased now!

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The next match at the Cooper Associates County Ground is on Tuesday when England Lions take on South Africa in a 50-over fixture.

Tickets for this match are on sale now!

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