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Royal London Cup Preview: Somerset v Notts Outlaws

THE MATCH

Somerset welcome Notts Outlaws to the Cooper Associates County Ground in the Royal London Cup tomorrow (August 4th).

Play is due to begin at 11am.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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

Somerset have played Nottinghamshire 61 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 three 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 completed a List A fixture against each other 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

Royal London Cup Head Coach, Paul Tweddle has named the following squad: Ben Green (c), Kasey Aldridge, Sonny Baker, George Bartlett, Jack Brooks, Steve Davies, Lewis Goldsworthy, Jack Harding, James Hildreth, Alfie Ogborne, Matt Renshaw, James Rew, Peter Siddle, Andrew Umeed and Max Waller.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Ahead of the match Paul Tweddle said: “I’ve been very pleased with how the two National Counties fixtures went. The players have had some valuable game time which will enable them to understand the format a little better. the games also enabled Ben Green as captain to work through what his plans will be. I thought both performances were extremely professional.

“Notts are a good outfit and we are expecting an extremely competitive encounter.

“We’ve named a 15-player squad which has a nice blend of youth and experience. Included in the group are Alfie Ogborne and Jack Harding. Both players have done extremely well for the Second XI and at under 18 level and they fully deserve this opportunity. They’ve been in the system for a while and they both have a tremendous amount of potential.

“Alfie, who is 19, is a tall left-handed seamer who keeps the game simple and hits extremely good areas. He’s got some good skills and we’ve been impressed by his cricket brain. He attended Ansford Academy School in Castle Cary and Richard Huish College. He has played his club cricket for Sparkford and North Perrott and now plays for Bridgwater. He was formerly a part of the Club’s Emerging Player Programme and the Potential Somerset Player Programme. Alfie has also represented Dorset.

“18-year-old Jack is also a left-arm seamer who can swing both the red and white ball. He can also bowl at good pace. That’s a good combination to have, and we’re excited to see how he performs. He has played for Somerset since the under 11s and has played his club cricket for Clevedon since 2019. He’s been on the PSPP for the past two years.

“We saw last year that young players can go on to perform if given the opportunity. It’s not just about them being a part of the squad, it’s about them performing on the field. We believe that they can do that.”

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.

MEMBERS’ FORUM

In order to keep Members up to date with everything that is happening at the Cooper Associates County Ground, our Director of Cricket, Andy Hurry will be answering questions put to him in the County Room 20 minutes after the completion of play.

Members of Somerset County Cricket Club are welcome to attend this session.

2022 Membership cards will be required to gain entry.

NEXT MATCH

Somerset travel to the Seat Unique Stadium on Sunday (August 7th) to take on Gloucestershire in the Royal London Cup.

Our next home match is on Wednesday August 10th when we welcome Durham to the Cooper Associates County Ground in the Royal London Cup.

As part of this fixture will be holding a special Ladies Day for Members and ticket holders.

Fizz, fashion and fun will be the order of the day, so don’t miss out on what promises to be a fantastic occasion!

As well as a thrilling day of sporting action, there will be all manner of competitions throughout the day with prizes for:

  • Best dressed
  • Best hat

You could also win a test drive in a sporty Kia thanks to our friends at Taunton Kia, plus much more!

Dress up, join us and make an occasion of it!

There will also be gin bars, prosecco bars and Pimms bars.

Enjoy the day in style

Why not push the boat out and take advantage of one of our special matchday packages which include a bottomless brunch and afternoon tea?

Tickets for our home Royal London Cup matches are now available!

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Tickets cost £26 in advance for adults and £5.50 for juniors.

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