Lewis keen to lead Somerset on Sunday

Like everyone else in the Somerset camp, Vitality Blast Captain Lewis Gregory is hoping to be fit in time to lead the side in the quarter- final match against Notts Outlaws on Sunday.

“As a player you want to be involved in the big games,” said Lewis. “Sunday is definitely one of them so I will be doing everything possible to be fit!”

We spoke to him yesterday and looked back over the campaign so far.

“Going into the competition we sat down and had a lot of conversations about how we wanted to approach it this year,” he said. “We knew that the games we played at Taunton would be high scoring matches, so we wanted to pack our batting and give the guys license to go out there, score quickly and play some big shots knowing that we had a lot in the tank for the back end of the innings.

“Gaining some experienced bowling at the death with Jerome Taylor coming in half way through the competition has really helped us. I also think that we’ve got better and better throughout the competition, which is a good thing.”

“When we’ve needed someone to put their hand up and put in a big performance, someone has done. If you’re going to win a lot of games in the competition you have got to do that. We have gone out there, got on a roll and created some momentum which you can do in this competition. We’ve played some rally good cricket and now we’re all looking forward to Notts on Sunday.

“Even though we eventually lost to Kent, this is one of those competitions where you are always going to lose games. The guys put in a brilliant fight at Canterbury and I think that epitomizes what we are about. We never gave up and we fought until the end to try and win that game, which many would have thought was out of reach.

“We’ll be going into Sunday’s match very happy with how we are as a squad. We’re playing some great cricket at the moment and I hope we can continue with that.”

Regarding Sunday’s opponents Lewis said: “It seems like every quarter final we get into we face Notts at the moment! They are obviously a really strong T20 outfit and they showed that by winning it last year and making the qualifying stages again. However, I still firmly believe that we’ve got the team, the depth and the power to beat them.

“We’ve played some good cricket at home, so to be in front of another sold out crowd makes it a pretty special game to be involved in. I’m sure that it will be a very vocal Bank Holiday Sunday in Taunton, and I cant wait to get out there.

“We’re all looking forward to Sunday and I’m doing everything that I can possibly do to be fit for it. Nothing would give me more pleasure than to be able to lead Somerset through to Finals Day.”

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