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County Championship Preview: Somerset v Yorkshire

THE MATCH

Somerset welcome Yorkshire to the Cooper Associates County Ground for this LV= Insurance County Championship Division One match.

Play is due to begin at 11am tomorrow (Tuesday July 19th).

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Somerset are currently ninth in the Division One table with 72 points from eight games, whilst Yorkshire are currently sixth with 101 points from the same number of fixtures.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Due to the anticipated high temperatures on day one of this match, the ECB have advised that all counties can play three 90-minute sessions in order to reduce any risks to player’s health at their discretion. With cooler temperatures anticipated on days two, three and four, the time will be made up in an additional 30 minutes on those days. A decision will be made shortly before the toss tomorrow.

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

Tickets are still available and can be purchased by clicking here.

Gates will open at 10am.

All ticket or Membership 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.

Here is an easy to follow guide for those who wish to redeem their 2022 guest passes:

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 broadcast will also 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

The two sides have played against each other on 181 occasions in the County Championship. Somerset have won 27 of these fixtures, Yorkshire have won on 93 occasions whilst 60 have been drawn and one match was abandoned.

The highest total for Somerset in the series is 630 at Headingley in 1901, while for Yorkshire it’s 589 for five at Bath in 2001.

The highest innings by a Somerset batsman is 297 by Matt Wood at Taunton in 2006 and for Yorkshire it is 213 by Herbert Sutcliffe in1924 at Dewsbury.

The best bowling in an innings for Somerset is nine for 41 by Len Braund in 1902 at Sheffield and for Yorkshire it is 10 for 35 by Alonzo Drake at Weston-super-Mare in 1914.

TEAM NEWS

Somerset are without Craig Overton (international duty), Josh Davey (hamstring) and Sonny Baker (back) but Jack Leach returns to the squad.

The Somerset squad for this match is: Tom Abell (c), Kasey Aldridge, Tom Banton, George Bartlett, Jack Brooks, Marchant de Lange, Lewis Goldsworthy, Lewis Gregory, Tom Lammonby, Jack Leach, Matt Renshaw, James Rew, Peter Siddle and Roelof van der Merwe.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Ahead of the match, Somerset Captain, Tom bell said: “We’ve got to dust ourselves off after Saturday because this game against Yorkshire in the Championship is huge for us. We’re not where we would like to be in the table and we have to pick ourselves up and step up to the challenge that we face this week.

“We’ve had a couple of days to reflect and, come Tuesday morning, we’ll be ready to go.”

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.

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.

WPA

Our Principal County Championship PartnerWPA Health Insurance will be joining us at the Cooper Associates County Ground for this match.

Representatives from WPA will be visible around the ground during the match with information on the services that they can provide for you and also handing out some fun giveaways.

SCHOOLS DAYS

Days one and two of this match have been designated as our annual Schools Days.

Approximately 1500 school children have been invited to attend the game for free and will be seated in the Trade Nation Stand.

GROUNDS DAY

55 ground staff from local clubs are due to attend the match as our guests on day two.

During the tea interval they will meet with the Club’s Head Groundsperson, Scott Hawkins to view the pitch and the outfield.

MEMBERS’ FORUM

The Members Forum that was scheduled for day two of this match has been postponed due to the weather forecast and potential impact on hours of play.

This will be rescheduled for the Royal London Cup match on the August 4th. Further details will be revealed shortly.

NEXT MATCH

Somerset travel to the Cloud County Ground to take on Essex in the LV= Insurance County Championship next week.

Play will get underway on Monday July 26th.

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