Metro Bank One Day Cup Preview: Somerset v Glamorgan
Somerset welcome Glamorgan to the Cooper Associates County Ground in the Metro Bank One Day Cup tomorrow (Sunday August 20th).
Play is due to get underway at 11am.
Gates will open at 10am.
This match is our annual Family Day!
Tickets for this match are still available.
- Bag searches will be in operation and spectators are reminded that no glass or alcohol will be permitted within the Cooper Associates County Ground.
- Ticket buyers can print and download their online tickets via their SCCC account.
- All ticket or Membership collections will be from the Jack White Gates (St James Street).
- The Club Enquiries Desk will be based in the Reception of the Marcus Trescothick Pavilion and not in the Andrew Caddick Pavilion on matchdays.
- Due to the busy nature of a matchday, our telephone lines will closed for the duration of the game and will reopen at 10am on Monday August 21st.
- Please note that there is currently a one way system in operation on Priory Bridge Road in Taunton. This may increase your journey time on matchdays.
- No re-admission will be permitted after the close of play.
Information on everything that you will need for a matchday at SCCC, including how to redeem your guest passes, how to download your e-tickets and how to use the SCCC Ticket App can all be found in our Visitor Guide:
HOW CAN I KEEP UP TO DATE?
Our live stream of the action will be available via our Official Match Centre and on our YouTube channel.
You can also keep up to date using our dedicated matchday blog via this website’s Match Centre and on our Twitter feed.
In association with Vertu Motors, Somerset County Cricket Club will be providing radio ear pieces to enable Members and supporters to enjoy our live ball-by-ball match commentary. These will be available to purchase from Reception in the Marcus Trescothick Pavilion at a cost of £12 and these will last all season.
In addition to this, a report on the day’s play along with quotes will be posted on this website.
WOMENS WORLD CUP FINAL
Please note we will be showing the Women’s Football World Cup Final on TVs located around the ground from 11am.
The Jurassic Fibre Fan Village is situated at the St James Street side of the Cooper Associates County Ground and there will be an increased selection of food and drink options.
In addition to this, there will be all manner of entertainment throughout including live music plus giveaways, competitions and much more!
Captain: Kiran Carlson
Overseas player: Colin Ingram (South Africa)
2022 finish: Fourth (Group B)
2022 leading run scorer: Colin Ingram (342)
2022 leading wicket taker: Kiran Carlson (9)
Key player: Colin Ingram – The South African has been the mainstay of Glamorgan’s white-ball batting for a number of seasons now. Ingram was Glamorgan’s top runscorer in the 50-over competition last year and, after averaging 47 in the recently-concluded Vitality Blast, will again be relied upon to pace Glamorgan’s batting.
Young player to watch: Tom Bevan – Scored an imperious 134 runs off 103 balls in the win over Hampshire last year. More of the same would be very helpful if the ex-Millfield School product is given his chance again. Last season 2nd XI player of the year and John Derrick young Player of the Year.
Somerset will be without Alfie Ogborne (shin).
A starting XI will be picked from the following squad: Sean Dickson, Andy Umeed, George Thomas, Lewis Goldsworthy, James Rew, George Bartlett, Danny Lamb, Josh Davey, Kasey Aldridge, Josh Thomas, Fin Hill, Ned Leonard, Jack Brooks, Shoaib Bashir and JT Langridge.
VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Ahead of the game SCCC Metro Bank One Day Cup Head Coach, Paul Tweddle said: “I was delighted by the spirit that the boys showed in the build up to the Durham game and by how they went about things on the day. We needed to bounce back after the Gloucestershire game and they did exactly that. We’ve played some really good cricket at stages during this competition and we knew that a good all round performance was coming. To come back from the disappointment of Bristol in the way that they did was really exciting for this group.
“We’ve loved playing at the Cooper Associates County Ground this summer and the support has been amazing. We’ve had some good games at home and we’re looking to put in a good performance and build on the momentum from Durham.
“Glamorgan are a good side and they’re going pretty well at the moment. They’ve got some very dangerous players and a good deal of experience in the side, but we will be looking to control what we can. We will be focusing on the things that we’ve done well in the competition so far and looking to finish the competition strongly.”
It’s back to 2018 for the classic List A match between these two sides. It was a game that Somerset won by 83 runs courtesy of a masterclass from James Hildreth.
Glamorgan won the toss and elected to field.
Somerset slipped to 49 for two but 56 from Peter Trego got the home side back on track. However, it was Hildreth who was the star of the show. In a sublime display of batting he made a List A career high of 159 from just 125 balls in an innings that included 13 fours and eight sixes.
To Abell, who came in at number six, added a rapid 40 from 25 balls as Somerset posted a total of 372 for seven from their 50 overs.
Colin Ingram was the mainstay of the visiting batters, making 85 from 70 balls, but he receieved little support as Glamorgan were dismissed for 289 with four overs remaining.
Our annual Family Fun Day returns tomorrow and this year it will be bigger and better than ever.
Throughout the day there will be children’s entertainment for Members and ticket holders within our safe and secure Jurassic Fibre Fan Village, which will be tailored to ensure that children and families have a brilliant day out!
ANNUAL CHURCH SERVICE
The 2023 Somerset CCC annual Church Service will be taking place at the Cooper Associates County Ground on Sunday ahead of our Metro Bank One Day Cup match against Glamorgan.
Gates will open at 9:20am for those wishing to attend the service, which will begin at 9:30am.
Those attending the service are asked to enter via the Brian Rose Gate.
Revd. Tobie Osmond, Vicar of Taunton Minster, will be conducting the service.
Those attending the service will sit in block one of the Somerset Stand.
Somerset CCC Memberships or matchday tickets are required to gain entry to the church service.
HER GAME TOO
We are pleased to be able to announce that this is our annual #HERGAMETOO fixture.
#HerGameToo wants to spread their message of hope and equality. They believe that a single action can make a difference in the community, and that collective action can greatly impact the world.
They believe that discrimination towards women and girls in sport is not limited to just football – so they have expanded their campaign across other sports where they can support, encourage and inspire women in the game.
In recent years, we’ve seen progress in the number of girl’s and women’s cricket teams but we know that barriers still remain. We will continue to champion female participation until girls and women are accepted and respected equally in sport.
Our Principal One Day Cup Partner, Higos Insurance will be attending all of our home Metro Bank One Day Cup games.
You can visit them in the Jurassic Fibre Fan Village where there will be giveaways and you can enter a competition to win a framed Somerset CCC shirt signed by James Rew!
Somerset’s next match is on August 22nd when we take on Derbyshire at the Incora County Ground, Derby in the Metro Bank One Day Cup.
Tickets for this match are still available.