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Vitality Blast fixtures revealed

Somerset County Cricket Club can now reveal the revised 2020 Vitality Blast fixtures.

We begin our campaign with a match against 2014 winners, Birmingham Bears at Edgbaston on Friday August 28th followed by a trip to two-time winners Northamptonshire two days later.

Our first home match of the competition takes place on Tuesday September 1st when we welcome Glamorgan to the Cooper Associates County Ground.

DERBY DAYS

Local derbies are an integral element of the Vitality Blast and 2020 is no different.

Once again Somerset and Gloucestershire will lock horns in the group stage of the competition.

Gloucestershire make the trip to the Cooper Associates County Ground on Sunday September 13th with the return fixture at the Bristol County Ground on Sunday September 20th.

Here is the full list of our Vitality Blast fixtures:

The England and Wales Cricket Board has confirmed that this summer’s shortened domestic season will culminate with Vitality Blast Finals Day at Edgbaston on Saturday 3 October.

The Vitality Blast has been regionalised into the same three groups used in the Bob Willis Trophy with each county set to play 10 group-stage matches behind closed doors. The quarter-finals will all be played on Thursday 1 October.

BBC Radio will cover every match of the Vitality Blast while all 18 First-Class Counties have been scheduled to play in front of the Sky cameras during the group stage. Somerset’s trip to Worcestershire, hosted at Edgbaston on Thursday September 3rd, will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.

Somerset’s Vitality Blast home matches will be made available via our popular free live streaming service.

Emerald Headingley (North Group), Edgbaston (Central Group) and the Kia Oval (South Group) will host eight of the 10 Sky televised group-stage matches, which will include neutral double-headers at each of those venues.

The Ageas Bowl and Emirates Old Trafford, which have hosted men’s England internationals this summer, will also stage televised derby matches. One quarter-final and Finals Day will also be televised by Sky.

All white-ball knockout matches, including the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy final and Vitality Blast Finals Day have been assigned reserve days.

Following the publication of the fixtures, Somerset Head Coach, Jason Kerr said: “First and foremost we’re delighted that we’re going to be able to follow up the Bob Willis Trophy with some T20 cricket and we can’t wait for that first game at Edgbaston.

“Much like the four-day competition this year, we’ll be getting a look at some sides that we haven’t played for a number of years. There are some strong sides and some previous winners, so the competition will be tough.

“As always, the Gloucestershire games will be massive and it’s always good to get one over on your neighbours. These derbies will always be important to both clubs.”

Western Storm Fixtures

A new era for Western Storm will begin later this month.

After four incredibly successful years in the KSL, the name Western Storm became synonymous with everything that was outstanding about women’s cricket, both on and off the field.

The evolution of Western Storm now continues as the team prepare to take part in the inaugural Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Trophy.

Saturday August 29th: South East Stars v Western Storm – Beckenham
Monday August 31st: Western Storm v Southern Vipers – Bristol County Ground
Saturday September 5th: Sunrisers v Western Storm – The Cloudfm County Ground
Friday September 11th: Western Storm v South East Stars – Bristol County Ground
Sunday September 13th: Southern Vipers v Western Storm – Ageas Bowl
Saturday September 19th: Western Storm v Sunrisers – Bristol County Ground

More information about Western Storm can be found here

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