Metro Bank One Day Cup Preview: Somerset v Warwickshire
Somerset welcome Warwickshire to the Cooper Associates County Ground in the Metro Bank One Day Cup tomorrow (Friday August 4th).
Play is due to get underway at 2pm.
Tickets for this match are still available.
This match will host our annual Beer & Cider Festival.
The Jack White Gates will open at 12pm for the Beer & Cider Festival, with all other gates opening at 1pm. Members and supporters will not be able to gain access to the seating areas until 1pm.
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 7th.
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.
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.
BEER & CIDER FESTIVAL
Our annual Beer and Cider Festival returns to the Cooper Associates County Ground for this match.
There will be over 100 beers and ciders available in the biggest beer garden in the South West.
From small local brewers and farms to the household names you know and love, there will be something to suit every taste in the Jurassic Fibre Fan Village on the St James Street side of the ground.
PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY
Beers and ciders are only available with tokens which can be purchased from the SCCC gazebo in the Jurassic Fibre Fan Village.
A wide variety of tailored food options will also be available to purchase on the day.
All Members and matchday ticket holders will receive a full set of tasting notes for the beers and ciders on offer which will allow you to score and perhaps find a new favourite!
The Jurassic Fibre Fan Village is situated at the St James Street side of the Cooper Associates County Ground and will host a large selection of varied food and drink options and a large self-pouring bar.
In addition to this, there will be all manner of entertainment throughout, including live music plus giveaways, competitions and much more!
Captain: Will Rhodes
Overseas player: Mir Hamza (Pakistan)
2022 finish: Sixth (Group A)
2022 leading run scorer: Rob Yates (412)
2022 leading wicket taker: Oliver Hannon-Dalby (16)
Key player: Jake Lintott – The career trajectory of the left-arm wrist-spinner has hit it’s first dip after the astonishing rise of recent years. Without a The Hundred gig for the first time, the 30-year-old will be looking to rekindle the form and confidence which took him so far so quickly. If he does, a hatful of wickets could follow.
Young player to watch: Ethan Brookes – The highly-talented all-rounder is approaching a crossroads. Much of his cricket, especially with the bat, suggests he is ready for a sustained first-team chance but the competition for places at Warwickshire is high. A storming 50-over campaign would make his point to the coaches at Edgbaston and, should his first-team path continue to be blocked there, elsewhere.
Somerset will be without Josh Davey (side), Kasey Aldridge (side) and Alfie Ogborne (shin) but Danny Lamb is in contention to make his Somerset debut after joining on loan from Lancashire.
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 Thomas, Ned Leonard, Jack Brooks, Shoaib Bashir and JT Langridge.
VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Ahead of the competition opener, Somerset Metro Bank One Day Cup Head Coach, Paul Tweddle said: “The players are in a good place and everyone is really looking forward to the start of the tournament. We’ve had some good conversations, the boys have trained really well this week and we’re excited to get going.
“It’s important to start well and it will be key that we focus on our processes and execute them well. If we do that, the results will take care of themselves.
“Unfortunately we will be without Josh Davey, Kasey Aldridge and Alfie Ogborne, but Danny Lamb has joined the squad. He’s settled in well and will fulfill and important role for us during the competition. We’re all looking forward to seeing what he can do.
“We’ve taken some learnings from the last two years and we’ll be taking one game at a time. If we get the processes right, both individually and collectively, I think we can have a good tournament.”
We go back to 2001 for a classic one day match between the two sides.
It was the semi-final of the C&G Trophy and a packed crowd at Taunton experienced a dramatic encounter that no Somerset supporter will ever forget.
After winning the toss, Somerset skipper, Jamie Cox elected to bowl.
The visitors made a solid start with Nick Knight and Mark Wagh sharing an opening stand of 101. However, the home bowlers fought back well as 101 for one became 129 for four. Mike Powell and Trevor Penney steadied the ship and Warwickshire finished on 228 for eight from their 50 overs. Richard Johnson was the pick of the Somerset attack, claiming three for 42.
Needing 229 for victory, the home side slipped to six for three. Cox (47) and Keith Parsons (31) got Somerset back on track. Ian Blackwell (30) continued the rebuilding process but when Keith Dutch walked out to join Rob Turner in the middle, Somerset were still struggling at 130 for six.
Runs steadily began to flow and the two Somerset batters began to grow in confidence. The capacity crowd began to believe that a remarkable win, which had seemed a long way off at the start of the innings, was a possibility.
Dutch (61*) and Turner (42*) continued to keep the scoreboard ticking over, and the pair remained unbeaten as Somerset recorded one of the most memorable victories in the Club’s history.
The four-wicket win, which came with four overs remaining, sparked jubilant scenes as supporters and players alike celebrated the great escape on the field. Somerset took that momentum into the final where they lifted the trophy on a famous day at Lord’s.
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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!
Based in Evercreech, Shepton Mallet, Eurilait are one of the UK’s major suppliers of authentic and innovative speciality cheese and dairy products, supplying the UK retail, industrial and foodservice markets.
Eurilait will be joining us at this match giving away free samples in the Jurassic Fibre Fan Village.
We take on Worcestershire in the Metro Bank One Day Cup at the Cooper Associates County Ground on Sunday (August 6th).
Tickets for this match are still available.