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Royal London One-Day Cup Preview: Glamorgan v Somerset

THE MATCH

Somerset are in Royal London One Day Cup action again tomorrow (Sunday) when we travel to Cardiff to play Glamorgan.

Somerset made a winning start to the 2019 Royal London One-Day Cup campaign with a comprehensive 264-run victory over Kent Spitfires on Friday whilst Glamorgan will be looking for their first win in the competition after losing their opening two fixtures.

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HEAD TO HEAD

In List A cricket the two sides have met on 71 occasions. Somerset have triumphed on 44 occasions whilst Glamorgan have won 17 times. In addition to this, one match has been tied, seven have been abandoned and two fixtures have ended in a no result.

The highest team total by Somerset against Glamorgan is 372 for seven at Taunton in 2018, while for Glamorgan it is 289 for six, also at Taunton in 2014.

The highest individual innings for Somerset is 159 by James Hildreth at  Taunton in 2018, while for Glamorgan it is 137 not out by Chris Cooke at Taunton in 2012.

The best bowling return for Somerset in List A matches between the two sides is six for 25 by Graham Burgess at Glastonbury in 1972, while for Glamorgan it is five for 30 by Rodney Ontong at Taunton in 1985.

When the two sides met in last years competition at Taunton, Somerset posted 372 for seven thanks to Hildreth’s and 56 from Peter Trego.

In reply Glamorgan were bowled out for 289 in 46 overs.

TEAM NEWS

Head Coach, Jason Kerr has named the following squad for the match tomorrow:

Tom Abell (c), Azhar Ali, Tom Banton, George Bartlett, Dom Bess, Jack Brooks, Josh Davey, Lewis Gregory, Tim Groenewald, James Hildreth, Craig Overton, Peter Trego and Roelof van der Merwe.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Looking ahead to the game Somerset Captain, Tom Abell said: “It’s going to be tough for us away in Cardiff, but given the way that we are playing at the moment, I’d back us against anyone.

“In an ideal world you want continuity and it would be a tough call to leave anyone out after the way that we played against Kent. Having said that, there’s a huge amount of competition in our squad at the moment, so nobody’s place is a given.

“Glamorgan will have match winners in their side as well so we will need to be at our best.”

DID YOU KNOW?

One of Somerset’s strengths during the 2018 Royal London One-Day Cup was our ability to keep the boundaries flowing throughout the innings. During overs 11-40, no team had a higher boundary percentage than Somerset’s 9.75%.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

If you are traveling to the match you can find everything you need to know by visiting the Glamorgan website.

NEXT MATCH

Somerset’s next match in the competition is on Wednesday when we travel to the 1st Central County Ground, Hove to take on Sussex.

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