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Royal London Cup Preview: Notts Outlaws v Somerset

THE MATCH

Somerset travel to Welbeck CC to take on Notts Outlaws in the Royal London Cup tomorrow (Friday).

Play will get underway at 11am.

Tickets are still available for this match.

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HOW CAN I KEEP UP TO DATE?

You can keep up to date with the match via our Match Centre and on our Twitter feed.

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

HEAD TO HEAD

Somerset have played Nottinghamshire 58 times in List A cricket. Somerset have won 32 of the matches, Nottinghamshire have won 22 times, two matches have been tied, two games have been abandoned and there have been two no results.

Somerset’s highest total in the series is 405 at the Cooper Associates County Ground in 2017, and for Notts it is 429 for nine in the same fixture.

The highest individual innings for Somerset is 117 not out by Viv Richards at Trent Bridge in 1983, whilst for Nottinghamshire it is 154 by Brendan Taylor at Taunton in 2017.

The best bowling for Somerset is six for 16 by Abdur Rehman at Taunton in 2012, whilst for Notts it is five for 44 by Eddie Hemmings at Bath in 1982.

The last time that the two sides met in List A cricket was in the semi-final of the Royal London One-Day Cup at Trent Bridge in 2019.

Somerset won the match by 115 runs.

Notts Outlaws won the toss and elected to field.

Tom Banton (59), Azhar Ali (72) and Peter Trego (73) helped to ensure that Somerset set their hosts a total of 338 for victory.

Jake Ball was the standout bowler, claiming four for 62.

Half centuries from Ben Slater and Alex Hales plus a late flurry from Luke Fletcher gave Notts hope, but the Somerset bowlers were always in control and the hosts were dismissed for 222 from 38.2 overs.

Roelof van der Merwe finished with three for 29, whilst there were two wickets apiece for Craig Overton and Josh Davey.

TEAM NEWS

The Somerset starting XI will be selected from the following squad: Ben Green, Kasey Aldridge, Sonny Baker, George Bartlett, Eddie Byrom, Jack Brooks, Josh Davey, Steve Davies, George Drissell, James Hildreth, Lewis Goldsworthy, Ned Leonard, James Rew and Sam Young.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Ahead of the match, Royal London Cup Head Coach, Paul Tweddle said: “I’m absolutely delighted by the character that the payers have shown in the opening two games. The skill level has also been outstanding at times.

“The 50-over format is so fluid. It’s not always 350 plays 350, and because of that it’s an incredibly exciting format.

“This venue is a bit of an unknown for us, but we’ve done as much research as we can. However, we will still need to be adaptable on the day.

“Notts are a very strong white-ball outfit. Similarly to us they have a good blend of youth and experience. This will be a tough challenge, but it’s one we are very much looking forward to.”

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

For everything you need to know about this match please visit the official Nottinghamshire matchday guide.

NEXT MATCH

Our next match is on Sunday (August 1st) when we welcome Yorkshire to the Cooper Associates County Ground in the Royal London Cup.

This match will see Somerset County Cricket Club and 40 Commando Royal Marines come together for a special matchday activation.

As part of the day, the Royal Marine marching band will be in attendance, whilst their recruitment team and activation team will be on hand to provide a host of activities. There will also be a variety of combat equipment on display plus a number of combat demonstrations will take place in the fan village. The Royal Marine Cricket Team will also be hosting a reunion on the day.

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