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Specsavers County Championship Preview: Nottinghamshire v Somerset

THE MATCH

Somerset will be looking to make it two wins out of two in the Specsavers County Championship First Division when we travel to Trent Bridge to take on Nottinghamshire.

Play is scheduled to get underway at 11am tomorrow (Thursday).

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A live stream will also be available.

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 in this competition on 129 occasions. Somerset have won 36 times, Nottinghamshire have triumphed on 31 occasions whilst 62 matches have been drawn.

Somerset’s highest total in the series is 654 for eight declared at Trent Bridge in 2004, while for Nottinghamshire it is 585 for five declared at the same venue in 1947.

The highest individual innings for Somerset is 250 by Jamie Cox at Trent Bridge in 2004, and for Nottinghamshire it is 214 not out by Joe Hardstaff at the same venue in 1937.

The best bowling for Somerset between the two sides is nine for 33 by Ted Tyler at Taunton in 1892, while for Nottinghamshire it is eight for 30 by Bill Voce at Weston super Mare in 1939.

The last time that the two sides met in this competition was at Trent Bridge in September last year.

Somerset elected to bat first and scored 463 all out off 115.5 overs. James Hildreth made 137, Marcus Trescothick 71, Steve Davies 55, and Jamie Overton 55 while for the hosts Harry Gurney took six for 106.

When Notts replied they were bowled out 133 in 35.3 overs. Overton took four for 27, while Tom Abell claimed a hat trick as he took three wickets in nine balls without conceding a run.

Following on, Notts were bowled out for a second time for 184 in 64.2 overs, Josh Davey claiming three for 20 while Overton claimed the second hat trick of the match, all caught by Trescothick to end with three for 68.

TEAM NEWS

Somerset Head Coach, Jason Kerr has named the following squad: Tom Abell (c), Azhar Ali, George Bartlett, Jack Brooks, Eddie Byrom, Josh Davey, Steve Davies, Lewis Gregory, Tim Groenewald, James Hildreth, Jack Leach, Craig Overton and Marcus Trescothick.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Ahead of the match, Jason Kerr said: “Notts are a strong side who recruited well in the winter. That said, it’s important that we concentrate on delivering our skills.

“We’re coming off the back of a great win over Kent and confidence is high in the dressing room. It’s good to have some momentum behind us as we go in to that game.

“If we can continue with the brand of cricket that we played last week and develop a few more partnerships with the bat, which can be tricky at this time of the year, then we will be in a good position.”

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

If you are planning to attend this match you can find everything that you need from Nottinghamshire’s website.

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