Royal London One-Day Cup Preview: Middlesex v Somerset

The Match

Somerset are in Royal London One-Day Cup action tomorrow (Wednesday) when we play our final group match against Middlesex at Lord’s where the game is due to start at 1.30pm .

With one round of matches to play Somerset have qualified for the knock out stages and find themselves second in the group table with 10 points having won five out of their seven games, whilst Middlesex are eighth with four points.

Royal London One-Day Cup Format

Unlike in previous seasons, when the top four from the North and South Groups qualified for quarter finals, this year it’s only the top three who will stay alive in the competition.

The teams who win the groups will be rewarded by direct passage to a home semi-final on June 16 and 17. Earlier that week, on Tuesday June 13, there will be two play-offs for the other two semi-final places with the team finishing second in the North Group at home to the team finishing third in the South Group, and vice versa.

How can I keep up to  date?

You can follow the match via the Match Centre section of this website and live updates will be posted on our Twitter page

Head to Head

The sides have met twice in the Royal London One-Day Cup since 2014, and both games have been won by Somerset.

In 2014 at Lord’s after being put into bat Middlesex posted 255 for seven of which Dawid Malan made 82 and Chris Rogers 52. When Somerset replied Peter Trego made 120, his second century in 48 hours, and along with Colin Ingram, who made 68, helped the visitors to 258 for four in 48.2 overs.

The two sides met at Taunton in July 2016 when Middlesex were again put into bat first and scored 296 for nine, Nick Gubbings scoring 89 and Paul Stirling 58.

In response Somerset reached their target with an over to spare thanks to Trego who made 104 and 69 from Lewis Gregory.

Team News

Somerset welcome back Dean Elgar but are still without Lewis Gregory (back) and Director of Cricket Matt Maynard will pick his side from the following squad: Jim Allenby (c), Johann Myburgh, Peter Trego, Dean Elgar, Steve Davies (wk), James Hildreth, Adam Hose, Roelof van der Merwe, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, Tim Groenewald, Josh Davey and  Max Waller.

Views from the Dressing Room

Looking ahead to the match Johann Myburgh, who scored a rapid half century against Essex on Sunday said: “There are a lot of match winning guys in our team so there is no reason why we can’t go there, be confident and play positive cricket. I think we have got every chance of beating Middlesex.

“All of the teams are good so we have to play at 100%. You can’t think that you will cruise it at 80%, so we still have to go out and put a good performance in, and that is what we want to do at Lord’s.”

Johann added: “They haven’t had a great tournament but Middlesex are a good side and have got some talented players who will hurt you if you don’t play well so we have got to go up there and put a good performance in.”

Coming Up

Our next home match begins on Friday when we welcome Warwickshire to the Cooper Associates County Ground.  Tickets for this match are still available and can be purchased by clicking here

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