Metro Bank One Day Cup Preview: Gloucestershire v Somerset
Somerset take on Gloucestershire at the Seat Unique Stadium, Bristol in the Metro Bank One Day Cup tomorrow (Sunday August 13th).
Play is due to get underway at 11am.
Tickets for this match are still available.
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Captain: Graeme van Buuren
Overseas players: Zafar Gohar (Pakistan)
2022 finish: Fifth (Group A)
2022 leading run scorer: Jack Taylor (401)
2022 leading wicket taker: Zafar Gohar & Paul van Meekeren (13 each)
Key player: Jack Taylor – Capable of providing mid-innings acceleration with powerful striking to all areas of the ground, the experienced all-rounder averaged 66.83 with the bat in last season’s competition and also did well with his leg-spin, taking 11 wickets, with an economy rate of less than six an over.
Young player to watch: Joe Phillips – The 19-year-old Cornishman, from Truro, is fresh from making his first-class debut in the LV= Insurance County Championship match against Glamorgan at Cheltenham. Before that he made 63 and 95 in a second XI game with Kent and is sure to be given plenty of opportunities in the 50-over competition.
Somerset will be without Kasey Aldridge (side) and Alfie Ogborne (shin). Jack Brooks is rested but Josh Davey returns to the squad.
A starting XI will be picked from the following squad: Sean Dickson, Andy Umeed, George Thomas, Lewis Goldsworthy, James Rew, Curtis Campher, George Bartlett, Danny Lamb, Josh Davey, Josh Thomas, Ned Leonard, Shoaib Bashir and JT Langridge.
VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Ahead of the game, Somerset Metro Bank One Day Cup Head Coach, Paul Tweddle said: “I think we can take a huge amount of positives from the game against Sussex. The boys put on a very competitive score and we were able to stay in the game for a long period of time. Unfortunately, it wasn’t quite enough.
“Andy Umeed was excellent again. I’m really pleased for him because he’s worked incredibly hard on his game and it’s great that the Somerset faithful are seeing what he’s all about. I was also pleased with how JT Langridge and Josh Thomas performed. These experiences will stand them in good stead moving forward.
“This will be our last game with Curtis. He’s been outstanding both on and off the field and gelled really well with the group straight away. We’ve enjoyed having him here and he’s certainly made an impact.
“We need to bounce back and hopefully we can do that tomorrow against our local rivals in Bristol. We need to dust ourselves off, put in a good performance and get a positive result.”
We go back to 1982 for our classic List A match between Somerset and Gloucestershire.
The two sides met at Taunton in Group D of the Benson & Hedges Cup.
The 55-over per side contest was won by Somerset who clinched the victory by 13 runs. It was also a match that showcased Peter ‘Dasher’ Denning at his best.
Gloucestershire Captain, David Graveney won the toss and elected to field first.
Somerset openers Denning and Peter Roebuck (44) shared a stand of 124 for the first wicket, and Denning then amassed another century partnership for the second wicket with Viv Richards (72).
Denning went on to make 129 as Somerset reached 307 for six from their 55 overs.
Somerset then restricted their rivals to 294 for seven to claim victory and the local bragging rights.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
You can find out everything that you need to know about attending the game via the Official Gloucestershire Website.
Somerset’s next match is on Thursday August 17th when we travel to South Northumberland CC, Gosforth to face Durham in the Metro Bank One Day Cup.
Tickets for this match can be purchased below.