County Championship Preview: Essex v Somerset
Somerset take on Essex at the Cloud County Ground in the LV= Insurance County Championship this week.
Play will get underway at 11am tomorrow (Monday July 25th).
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In addition to this, a report on the day’s play along with quotes will be posted on this website.
This match will be live streamed via our Match Centre.
HEAD TO HEAD
In the County Championship the two sides have met on 150 occasions. Somerset have won 36 of these matches, Essex have won 59, one match was tied, 51 have been drawn and three matches were abandoned.
Somerset’s highest innings total in the series is 488 all out at Clacton in 1949, while for Essex it is 692 at Taunton in 1895.
The highest individual score for Somerset is 228 not out by Marcus Trescothick at Colchester in 2010 and for Essex it is 263 by Stuart Law in 1999 at Chelmsford.
Somerset’s best bowling is eight for 67 by Brian Langford at Ilford in 1958 and for Essex it is eight for 90 by JWHT Douglas at Colchester in 1923.
Somerset are currently without Josh Davey, Sonny Baker and Ned Leonard (all injured).
Craig Overton is available after being released by the ECB.
The Somerset squad for this match is: Tom Abell (c), Kasey Aldridge, Tom Banton, George Bartlett, Jack Brooks, Lewis Goldsworthy, Lewis Gregory, Tom Lammonby, Jack Leach, Craig Overton, Matt Renshaw, James Rew, Peter Siddle and Roelof van der Merwe.
VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Ahead of the match, Somerset Captain, Tom Abell said: “We’ve been playing pretty good cricket recently and we’re a lot happier as a group with how we’re playing. We’ll be focusing on that. We’ve got guys scoring runs and the bowling unit is really disciplined, so I think we’re in a pretty good place.
“The Essex game is a big one for us. They’re a very good side and they’re pretty good at home, so it will be a good challenge.
“We’ve played against Essex a fair bit in the last few years, so we know what they’re all about. We know that we’re going to have to be at our best, but I think the last few weeks have been huge for us.”
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
If you are traveling to the match you can find everything you need to know by visiting the official Essex website.
Somerset’s next match is a National Counties fixture on Sunday July 31st when we take on Cornwall in Truro.
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