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Royal London One-Day Cup Preview: Somerset v Gloucestershire

THE MATCH

Somerset welcome local rivals Gloucestershire to the Cooper Associates County Ground for a Royal London One-Day Cup match tomorrow (Friday).

Gates will open at 10am with play due to get underway at 11am.

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A live stream of this match will be available with synchronised BBC Commentary. The link for this will be posted shortly before play begins.

In addition to this a report on the day’s play along with quotes will be posted after the close.

HEAD TO HEAD

Somerset and Gloucestershire have done battle on 66 occasions in List A cricket.

Somerset currently have the edge, having won 31 times to Gloucestershire’s 29. Five matches have been abandoned and there has been one no-result.

The first time that the two sides met in List A cricket was in Taunton in the 40-over Players County League in 1969.

Somerset Captain, Brian Langford won the toss and elected to field.

Geoffrey Pullar top scored with 50 not out, but the Somerset bowlers restricted the visitors to a total of 138 for eight from their 40 overs. Roy Palmer was the pick of the bowlers, claiming three for 34 from eight overs whilst Langford and Ken Palmer both took two for 24.

Chasing a revised target of 67 from 21 overs Somerset reached 64 for three as Gloucestershire won by two runs (countback to score at equivalent point of team one).

The last time the two sides met was in a rain affected match last year at the Brightside County Ground, Bristol.

Somerset won the toss, elected to bat and posted a total of 294 for six from 46 overs. Adam Hose made his first List A century and Jim Allenby made 90.

Chasing a revised total of 297 from 46 overs, Gloucestershire were all out for 215 from 41.5 overs. Max Waller and Jamie Overton both took three wickets whilst there were two wickets each for Craig Overton and Roelof van der Merwe.

TEAM NEWS

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

Tom Banton, Steve Davies, Ben Green, Lewis Gregory, Tim Groenewald, James Hildreth, Johann Myburgh, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, Matt Renshaw, Peter Trego, Roelof van der Merwe, Paul van Meekeren and Max Waller.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Somerset’s stand-in Captain Lewis Gregory said: “The South Group is really tight and it looks like it is going to be really close as to who qualifies. If we are going to guarantee ourselves a spot in the knockout stages, we are very likely going to need two wins from our final two games. We are looking at knockout cricket now so we are hoping to put in a top performance against Gloucestershire to set us up.”

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.

KIDS ACTIVITY ZONE

Our Kids Activation Zone will be set up in front of the Cricket Museum.

Make sure you visit the Somerset Cricket Board Coaches and try out your skills!

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