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Royal London Cup Preview: Somerset v Leicestershire Foxes

THE MATCH

Somerset take on Leicestershire Foxes at the Cooper Associates County Ground in the Royal London Cup tomorrow (Tuesday).

Play will get underway at 11am with gates opening at 10am.

Tickets are still available for this match.

BUY TICKETS

Tickets will also be available on the gate.

Members are reminded that they need to bring their e-ticket and that guest passes are not valid for this fixture.

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.

An enhanced live stream will 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

Somerset have played Leicestershire 56 times in List A cricket. Somerset have won 21 of the matches, Leicestershire have won 29 times, three games have been abandoned and there have been three no results.

Somerset’s highest total in the series is 323 for three at Grace Road in 2013, and for The Foxes it is 324 for four in the same fixture.

The highest individual innings for Somerset is 118 by Peter Trego at Grace Road in 2013, whilst for Leicestershire it is 135 not out by Greg Smith in the same match.

The best bowling for Somerset is four for five by Craig Meschede at Taunton in 2013, whilst for Leicestershire it is six for 16 by Charl Willoughby at Grace Road in 2005.

The last time that the two sides met in List A cricket was at Grace Road in 2015. Somerset won the game by nine wickets.

Somerset won the toss and elected to bowl first.

The visiting bowlers were on top from the outset as the hosts slipped to 16 for four. Lewis Gregory was the pick of the bowlers, claiming three for 26 as Leicestershire were dismissed for just 120 from 39.4 overs.

Despite losing Adam Hose early on and Tom Abell retiring hurt, Somerset cruised to their required total from just 14.5 overs. Peter Trego top scored with 71 not out from 31 balls, whilst Tom Cooper made 43 not out.

TEAM NEWS

Ben Green and James Rew are still absent due to Covid-19 protocols but George Thomas has been added to the squad.

Royal London Cup Head Coach, Paul Tweddle has named the following squad for the match: Kasey Aldridge, Sonny Baker, George Bartlett, Eddie Byrom, Jack Brooks, Josh Davey, Steve Davies, Marchant de Lange, George Drissell, James Hildreth, Lewis Goldsworthy, Ned Leonard, George Thomas and Sam Young.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Ahead of the match, Paul Tweddle said: “It’s important that we respond to the defeat at Northants in a positive way. There were some positives to take away from that match, but we were not at the level that we have been previously in all three facets of the game, and we’ll be looking to put that right against Leicestershire.

“They are a good side and they showed that against Surrey in their last match. They’ve got good players in their squad and they are a strong white-ball outfit.

“We will go into the game using the same processes that we have done throughout the competition. If we do that right, we should come out on the right side.

“We’re still without Ben and James, but George Thomas comes into the squad. George had a very strong Super-4s campaign and he’s been in good form this year. He showed exactly what he’s capable of against Cornwall and is a very useful addition to the squad.”

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

For the foreseeable future, we will continue to have robust protocols in place within the Ground to protect our Members, spectators and staff.  These will include continuing to collect track and trace information, the recommendation that face masks be worn when moving around the Ground and particularly when indoors or in enclosed spaces. Monitoring ingress and egress through specific gates and hand sanitiser points will remain in situ throughout the Ground.

Our COVID-19 Spectator Code of Conduct will also remain in force.

Everything you need to know about visiting the Cooper Associates County Ground can be found here.

ENTRANCE TIMES AND GATES

Gates will open at 10am.

We request that you enter the Cooper Associates County Ground via the gate closest to your allocated stand where possible.

Please note that the area between the Ondaatje Family Stand and the Trade Nation Stand is a no-go zone.

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.

FOOD & DRINK

A wide selection of hot and cold food and drinks will be available from the following outlets:

  • Stragglers Coffee House
  • Terrace Concession (Marcus Trescothick Pavilion Upper Tier)
  • Somerset Bar (Somerset Stand Block 1)
  • The Great Catch Fish & Chip Bar (Lord Botham Stand)
  • Botham Bar (Lord Botham Stand)

Each concession is fully stocked with range of hot and cold options to suit all tastes.

Members and supporters are encouraged to use the outlet nearest to their seat. Also, please remember that the Cooper Associates County Ground is now a cashless venue.

TRADE NATION

Members of the Trade Nation team will be at the Cooper Associates County Ground giving Members and supporters more information on trading whilst also giving those in the ground the chance to win some great prizes.

NEXT MATCH

Our next match is on Thursday August 12th when we travel to Edgbaston to take on Warwickshire in the Royal London Cup.

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