Metro Bank One Day Cup Preview: Somerset v Worcestershire
Somerset welcome Worcestershire Rapids to the Cooper Associates County Ground in the Metro Bank One Day Cup tomorrow (Sunday August 6th).
Play is due to get underway at 11am.
Gates will open at 10am.
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 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.
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 a special virtual reality cricket game, live music plus giveaways, competitions and much more!
Captain: Jake Libby
Overseas player: Azhar Ali (Pakistan)
2022 finish: Ninth (Group B)
2022 leading run scorer: Jake Libby (332)
2022 leading wicket taker: Dillon Pennington (10)
Key player: Jake Libby – The prolific opener in all formats of the game will be skippering the side in an official role for the first time in the 50-over competition and provides stability and a calming influence for the younger players. Last season’s leading run-scorer for the Rapids provides the solid rock around the more powerful hitters can play.
Young player to watch: Kashif Ali – The first product of SACA to sign a contract with a first-class county, Kashif showed glimpses of his talent last summer, including a brilliant century on his List A debut versus Kent. A broken thumb checked his progress but expected to make a big impact in 2023 with his wristy stroke-play.
Somerset will be without Josh Davey (side), Kasey Aldridge (side) and Alfie Ogborne (shin).
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 game, SCCC Metro Bank One Day Cup Head Coach, Paul Tweddle said: “I was impressed by the way that George and Lewis batted against Warwickshire. They really wrestled the momentum back after we had a tough start. The way that all the guys fought to get us back in the game was really pleasing. We talked about how important it is to show fight and passion, and I thought they did that well.
“Worcestershire is another game, and as I said at the start of the competition, we need to make sure that we’re doing the right things at the right times to ensure that we’re making the most of our 50 overs. Everyone wants to bounce back and show that we’ve got a lot more to give.”
We go back to 2019 for our classic match between the two sides.
The fixture was the quarter-final of the Royal London One-Day Cup at New Road and it was a game that saw Somerset cruise into the last four courtesy of a 147-run victory.
Worcestershire won the toss and elected to field. Unfortunately for the hosts, that was as good as the day got.
112 from Tom Banton inspired the visitors to their highest total in List A cricket against Worcestershire as they compiled 337 for eight.
The home side slipped to 81 for four and wickets continued to fall regularly as Worcestershire were dismissed for 190 in 38 overs.
Azhar Ali was the pick of the Somerset bowlers, claiming five for 34.
It was a terrific result for Somerset supporters, and things got even better as Tom Abell’s side went on to lift the Royal London Cup at Lord’s.
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!
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Eurilait will be joining us at this match giving away free samples in the Jurassic Fibre Fan Village.
Somerset’s next match is on Wednesday August 9th when we travel to Northamptonshire in the Metro Bank One Day Cup.
Tickets for this match can be purchased below.