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Royal London One-Day Cup Preview: Gloucestershire v Somerset

The Match

Somerset will be looking to get back to winning ways when we travel to the Brightside Ground, Bristol to take on Gloucestershire in the Royal London One-Day tomorrow (Friday).

Currently Somerset are top of the South Group having won four of their five games whilst Gloucestershire, who beat Kent on Wednesday, have now won two of their games and have four points from the same number of matches and occupy fifth place.

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Head to Head

Since the introduction of the Royal London One-Day Cup the sides have met twice, each team winning once.

In August 2015 at Bristol the visitors opted to bat first and posted 244 for seven of which Lewis Gregory made 62 while James Hildreth remained unbeaten on 85.

Gloucestershire in reply reached 247 for seven off 49.4 overs, Michael Klinger making 107.

Last year when the two sides met at Taunton in the opening fixture of the competition it was the hosts who won a thriller.

After being put into bat Gloucestershire were all out for 260 of which Chris Dent made 100.

The hosts response got off to a good start thanks to Johann Myburgh with 81 who helped Somerset reach 163 for five. However they then collapsed to 198 nine before Jamie Overton and Tim Groenewald added 65 together to see their side home to a one wicket victory.

Team News

Somerset will be without Dean Elgar for the next two matches as he is due to return to South Africa for a short time. Lewis Gregory (back) and Steve Davies (neck) are also absent and Director of Cricket Matt Maynard has named the following squad: Jim Allenby (c), Johann Myburgh, Peter Trego, James Hildreth, Adam Hose, Ryan Davies (wk), George Bartlett, Roelof van der Merwe, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, Josh Davey, Tim Groenewald, Max Waller.

Views from the Dressing Room

Ahead of the match director of Cricket Matt Maynard said: “Wednesday’s performance wasn’t what we wanted but there is plenty to go on for Friday’s match at Bristol and there are definitely some positives we can take from the Hampshire game and some things that we need to work on.

“We will be going to Bristol hungry to make amends for what happened against Hampshire.  Last year we had a nail biter against Gloucestershire at Taunton when we managed to get over the line chasing thanks to Jamie Overton and Tim Groenewald and that set our season up.

“Last year we had a bad loss against Kent and bounced back brilliantly and I expect the same in Bristol.  We will have to see what the wicket is like when we get there and make a call on our team.  Craig Overton has picked up a tummy spasm but will hopefully be available for selection and of course we have got Max, so we have got all bases covered.

Coming Up

Our next home match in the competition is on Sunday when we welcome Essex to the Cooper Associates County Ground.  Tickets for this match are still available and can be purchased by clicking here

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