21st June 18:30 Vitality Blast Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Somerset win by 8 wickets
Glamorgan welcome Somerset for The Big Match at Sophia Gardens

Limited Overs Head Coach Mark Alleyne has named a 14-man squad for the visit of group leaders Somerset in the Vitality Blast.

The squad is unchanged from last night's defeat away at Surrey in a night-to-forget for the Welsh county.

With four games remaining in the group stage, Glamorgan sit in sixth in the South Group table but are only 2 points off fourth-placed Hampshire, with a game in hand.

The Welsh county are still very much in the hunt with three of their four remaining fixtures being at home, starting with tonight's clash against the group leaders Somerset.

The reverse fixture saw Somerset win by four wickets in Taunton and the side from the West Country have won eight of their ten matches so far in the campaign.

The local derby will be sure to draw a big midweek crowd in Cardiff with all to play for for both sides.

View from the Camp - Chris Cooke

"We've got some good players in now, obviously Cam has got good pedigree and Smaley looked pretty impressive tonight, so that's exciting going forward.

"We're back in the car, back down the M4 for Somerset tonight. It's always a massive game against them and hopefully, it's a game that can kickstart our campaign again.

"It's pretty simple for us now, we've got four cup finals coming up and the guys are pretty excited about that. We had a good chat, hopefully we can recover and go hard tonight".

Head-to-Head - Glamorgan vs Somerset

15 July 2017- No Result
22 July 2018 - Somerset won by 30 runs
18 July 2019 - Somerset won by 8 wickets
16 Sept 2020 - Somerset won by 66 runs
16 July 2021 – Somerset won by 74 runs
24 June 2022 - Somerset won by 16 runs

Somerset won a rain-affected game in 2022 with the contest reduced to just seven overs per side. Their previous two visits had seen more emphatic victories by 74 runs in 2021 and in 2020 by 66 runs after a sublime and unbeaten century by Babar Azam.

In 2019 half-centuries for Glamorgan by David Lloyd and Colin Ingram were trumped by Tom Banton’s explosive 64 from 34 balls before the England international miscued a pull against Andrew Salter and holed out at deep mid-wicket. Thoughts of a Glamorgan rally were then erased by a stand of 69 from 48 balls by Peter Trego and James Hildreth as Somerset reached their target with two overs remaining.

In 2018 a boundary-laden stand of 97 in 8.1 overs between Corey Anderson and James Hildreth helped Somerset recover from slipping to 59-4 after eight overs, with Timm van der Gugten claiming a trio of wickets. Their efforts duly proved to be a match-winning one as Glamorgan failed in their pursuit of a target of 191 to win.

However, Glamorgan were victorious in 2016 when Somerset visited Sophia Gardens with the Welsh county winning by seven wickets after Colin Ingram had taken 3/20 with his canny leg-breaks, whilst Graham Wagg and Shaun Tait each claimed a couple of cheap wickets apiece, before Ingram made an accomplished fifty to see his side to victory.

How to watch

A live stream will be in operation and you will be able to watch on the Glamorgan website via the match centre with commentary from BBC's Nick Webb and colleagues.

The match will also be covered on our social media channels, with updates, highlights, and reports throughout the game.


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