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Royal London One-Day Cup Preview: Sussex Sharks v Somerset

THE MATCH

Somerset will be looking to make it three wins out of three in the Royal London One-Day Cup when we travel to the 1st Central County Ground, Hove to take on Sussex Sharks tomorrow (Wednesday).

The match is due to start at 11am

Both teams have claimed the maximum four points from their opening two fixtures but Somerset currently sit at the top of the South Group table courtesy of a superior net run rate.

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

HEAD TO HEAD

The two sides have met on 64 occasions in List A cricket. Somerset have won 30 of these matches, Sussex have won 33 and one match has ended in a tie.

The highest team total by Somerset is 377 for nine at Hove in 2003, while for Sussex it is 341 for seven at Taunton in 2018.

The highest individual innings for Somerset is 177 by Jimmy Cook at Hove in 1990, while for Sussex it is 137 by Matt Prior at Arundel in 2008.

The best bowling return for Somerset in List A matches between the two sides is five for 34 by Geoff Hall at Taunton in 1964, while for Sussex it is five for 36 by Yasir Arafat at Taunton in 2014.

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

On the eve of the match Somerset Head Coach, Jason Kerr said: “To have taken two wins from the opening two games has created a good deal of confidence within the group. We’ve had two contrasting performances so far, but what really impressed me was the character that we showed in the Glamorgan game. The guys kept fighting and in the end we got our just reward.

“Throughout both games so far, there’s been a lot of learning that has taken place. We had a really honest and robust conversation at the end of the Glamorgan game, and if we can implement what we’ve learned then that will stand us in good stead.

“Sussex are playing well in the competition so far, so I think it will be a really good game. They’re a good white-ball side and they’ve got a lot of experience, so it’s a challenge that we’re all looking forward to.”

DID YOU KNOW?

When bowling in the last ten overs of last year’s Royal London One-Day Cup, Somerset had the joint-best bowling strike rate in the competition, taking a wicket every 11.8 balls bowled during that phase.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

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

NEXT MATCH

Somerset’s next match in the competition is on Friday when we welcome Essex Eagles to the Cooper Associates County Ground.

This match will be the first fixture to be played under our stunning new floodlights.

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