2nd XI Semi Final – As it Happened

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Live Updates:

18:56 – Somerset win by 7 wickets and progress to the 2nd XI trophy final, which is to be played on Thursday

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18:51- Alex Barrow is the new man and he has 1* – Tom Abell looks as classy as ever for 33* and Somerset need 9 to win

18:40 – Bartlett is LBW playing off the back foot for 65 and Somerset are 169/3 – 18 to win

18:38 – Somerset cruising to victory here – 164/2 with Bartlett 61* and Abell 26* – 22 to win

18:27 – Abell gets back-to-back boundaries via the reverse sweep. Somerset 142/2, 45 to win

18:20 – Hose is caught at long-off for 66. Somerset 127/2 – excellent knock from him. Tom Abell the new man

18:16 – Somerset have raced to 120/1 from 20 overs. They require 67 to win at a rate of 4.8 an over. Hose has 62* and Bartlett has 48*

18:07 – 50 for Adam Hose! Somerset 85/1 and the sun has returned!

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17:45 – Somerset 56/1 in the 12th

17:38 – It has clouded over somewhat and there is rain in the air. Somerset 44/1 in the 10th

17:31 – The current match situation

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17:27 – Somerset 31/1 in the 7th, Byrom the man dismissed for Somerset. George Bartlett the new man

17:13 – Somerset 20/0 from 3.4 overs

17:04 – In-form openers Adam Hose and Eddie Byrom are at the crease and have taken 9 off the first over

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16:45 – Leicestershire end their innings at 186/9 from their 34 overs

16:30 – Leicestershire 182/9 with 1 ball to go in the innings

16:15 – Leicestershire 166/6 in the 31st

16:05 – Leicestershire 157/5 in the 29th over

15:53 – Leicestershire 148/4 after 26 overs

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15:27 – Leicestershire 106/2 after 19 overs

15:18 – Leicestershire 90/2 after 17 overs

15:03 – Leicestershire 71/2 in the 12th

14:54 – Leicestershire 67/1 in the 10th

14:38 – Leicestershire 41/0 in the 6th over

14:21 – We are underway here in Taunton with Davey and van Meekeren opening the bowling

13:51 – Leicestershire have won the toss and elect to bat first

13:48 – Glorious out there now!

13:34 – There will be a toss at 1:45pm and there will be a 30 minute interval. 4 bowlers can bowl 7 overs and 1 bowler can bowl 6. The cut off time is 19:29

13:33 – We will start a 34 over a side match at 2:15pm here at the Cooper Associates County Ground. It is significantly dryer and brighter now.

12:45 – It has just started raining again here so no immediate prospect of play

11:42 – It has stopped raining and it is looking a little brighter at present.

11:21 – We are having a early lunch at 12pm here in Taunton with a view to starting at some point early this afternoon.

11:14 – We will have an inspection at 11:30am here at the Cooper Associates County Ground although it is currently raining. Entry to the ground is free throughout the day and the forecast suggests we may get a game in after lunch.

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Match Preview:

Somerset Second XI take on Leicestershire in the semi finals of the Second XI Trophy at the Cooper Associates County Ground tomorrow (Friday).

Ahead of the match Second XI coach Steve Snell said: “We have played some excellent 50 over cricket across the Club as a whole this season, which is reflective in both the First and Second XI team reaching the knockout stages.”

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“A key theme throughout the twos campaign is that the batters have produced some outstanding form and Adam Hose (with two hundreds) and Tom Abell (with one) in particular have shown some excellent form.”

Steve added: “Playing in knockout cricket adds extra invective but also comes with pressure.  I’m relishing the thought of the boys having another opportunity to show what they can do!”

The Somerset squad for this match is: Adam Hose, Tom Abell, Eddie Byrom, George Bartlett, Alex Barrow, Ben Green, Dom Bess, Max Waller, Josh Davey, Paul van Meekeren, Michael Leask, Kim Leverock.

The game gets underway at 10:30am and entry is free in addition to which refreshments will be available all day from the Stragglers Coffee House.