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Royal London Cup preview: Somerset v Middlesex

Royal London Cup preview: Somerset v Middlesex

THE GAME

Somerset take on Middlesex at the Cooper Associates County Ground in the Royal London Cup tomorrow (August 14).

The game is due to start at 11 a.m.

THIS MATCH IS SOLD OUT AND TICKETS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE ON THE DAY

As part of the match, we will be hosting a special family-themed day for members and ticket holders.

Throughout the day there will be entertainment for children within our safe and secure fan village which will be tailored to ensure the children have a great day!

Here is the detail of everything that will be offered during the day!

All Family Day activities will take place in the St James Street car park and the area outside Somerset County Sports and the Somerset Cricket Museum.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Please note that this fixture is at capacity which means no further member guest passes can be issued. No member guest passes will be issued on the day or in advance.

Ticket buyers can print and download their tickets online through their SCCC account.

Doors will open at 10 a.m.

All collections of tickets or memberships will be at Jack White Gates (St James Street).

The club information desk will be moved from the Marcus Trescothick Pavilion reception to an information point in the center of the Fan Village.

HOW CAN I KEEP UP TO DATE?

You can keep up to date using our dedicated correspondence center via this website and on our Twitter to feed.

A live stream will also be available for fans to watch via this website and our Youtube channel.

In addition to this, a report on the day’s play along with quotes will be released after the close.

FACE-TO-FACE

The two teams have faced each other 64 times in List A cricket. Somerset have won 29 times, Middlesex have won 31 games, two games have been abandoned and there have been two no results.

Somerset’s highest List A score against Middlesex is 332 for five at Lord’s in 2007, while for Middlesex it is 364 for six at Radlett in 2019.

Somerset’s highest individual total in the series is 145 by Justin Langer at Lord’s in 2007. For Middlesex it is 119 not by Paul Weekes at the same venue in 2004.

Somerset’s best A-list bowling performance against Middlesex is five for 30 by Hallam Moseley at Lord’s in 1973 while for Middlesex it is five for 23 by John Emburey at Taunton in 1991.

The last time the two sides met in List A cricket at Taunton was in May 2018 and it was Somerset who came out on top with 53 runs.

Somerset captain Lewis Gregory won the coin toss and opted to bat.

The hosts slipped to 25 for two, but half a century of Peter Trego (65), Gregory (56) and Roelof van der Merwe (52) ensured Somerset posted a combined 283 from 48.3 overs. Steven Finn was the visiting offensive choice, claiming four for 65.

Middlesex fell to 39-for-three as Somerset bowlers took over early on. That quickly became 84 for six when the home offense turned the screw. John Simpson (77) was the only batter to offer any real resistance, but when he was the last man down Middlesex had been fired for 230 with 59 balls remaining.

Paul van Meekeren finished with numbers of three for 32.

TEAM NEWS

Peter Siddle (back) and James Hildreth (hamstring) are both currently unavailable, but Sonny Baker is returning to the squad.

Royal London Cup head coach Paul Tweddle has named the following team: Ben Green (c), Kasey Aldridge, Sonny Baker, George Bartlett, Jack Brooks, Steve Davies, Lewis Goldsworthy, Jack Harding, Alfie Ogborne , Matt Renshaw, James Rew, Ollie Sale, Andrew Umeed and Max Waller.

VIEW OF THE DRESSING ROOM

Ahead of the match, Royal London Cup head coach Paul Tweddle said: “The team will want to show what they are capable of against Middlesex on Sunday and put on a great performance in front of a full crowd.

“The fact that this game sold out just shows the incredible level of support we’re getting. The competition didn’t go as well as we hoped, but the support we’re getting is something players can relate to. really count. Hopefully they can put on a performance that we can all be proud of.

“We have to focus on the match ahead of us from time to time and do our best to win all the remaining matches in the competition. It is important that we take as much pride and confidence as possible from these remaining matches.

“Obviously everyone is disappointed and frustrated because we had high hopes at the start of the competition. It’s a huge game on Sunday and we’ll do everything we can to win the game.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

If you’re coming to the game, all the information you need can be found on our comprehensive matchday information page.

This covers everything from planning your trip to where you eat when you get here.

MEAL OPTION FOR CHILDREN

A special children’s meal offer is available during this game.

Vouchers for this £5 offer can be purchased at the SCCC information point in the Fan Village and redeemed at any of the 12 food concessions at Cooper Associates County Ground.

QUICK QUEUES OF MEMBERS

The Showtime Bar, located on the Priory Bridge Road side, will operate a priority queuing system, which will allow SCCC members to be served faster and more efficiently.

#HERGAMETOO

As part of our partnership with #HerGameToo, we’ll be spreading the word about the good work the organization is doing in sports.

#HerGameToo is a volunteer, fan-run organization working to ensure that women and girls are equally welcomed and respected in sport.

Discrimination against women and girls in sport is not acceptable at any level, and the two organizations work together to support, encourage and inspire women in sport.

In recent years, the number of female and women’s cricket teams has grown, but we know that obstacles remain. In an effort to break down these barriers, Somerset County Cricket Club will work alongside #HerGameToo to advocate for female participation across the region and in particular at Cooper Associates County Ground.

Members and supporters are also encouraged to report any incidents of sexism through official Club channels.

GIMBLETT HILL

Construction work is nearing completion on Gimblett’s Hill.

The project was undertaken to improve accessibility on game days, while retaining the history and character of one of the most popular parts of the Cooper Associates County Ground.

Part of this area will be available during the match but priority will be given to Members and supporters with additional needs.

NEXT MATCH

Join us on Friday August 19 for the largest beer garden in the South West!

As part of our Royal London Cup game against Sussex Sharks, Somerset County Cricket Club will be hosting a special beer and cider festival for members and ticket holders.

TO BUY TICKETS

The event will feature:

  • Over 50 different local beers and ciders
  • Live music from outstanding local artists
  • Special dining options tailored to the fan village

Tickets cost £26 in advance for adults and £5.50 for juniors.

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