SOMERSET start their quest for one day glory tomorrow when they entertain the Unicorns in their opening match in the Yorkshire Bank 40 over competition.

Somerset are yet to record a victory this season so they will be anxious to put that right when they take on the part-timers who will again be captained by former County Ground favourite Keith Parsons.

James Hildreth said: “We will be looking to put on a good performance and dominating the opposition so this is a really good opportunity for us to get off to a flying start in the competition.

“Without a doubt we would back ourselves to go all the way in this competition. We didn’t start very well last year, but we had really good momentum at the end of the season and hopefully we can carry that on this year.”

Pete Trego, who would love to be walking out at a Lord’s final in September said: “The Unicorns will be the underdogs so this is always going to be a challenge and we have got to be right on our game.

“However we have got to back ourselves and with our preparation we have got to have the mindset to try to blow them out of the water and hit them hard.”

The game gets underway on Sunday at 1.45pm and will be preceded at noon by the annual church service on Gimblett’s Hill.

Somerset’s championship game against Warwickshire that ended on Sunday had just about everything apart from a win for the Cidermen and they had to settle for an 11 point draw.

Somerset scored 406 all out – which included 136 for Alviro Petersen and an unbeaten 119 for Jos Buttler – before bowling out Warwickshire out for 158, Alfonso Thomas taking 3-29.

Rather than enforce the follow on, Somerset batted for a second time and scored 266-4 declared which included 105 not out for Nick Compton and an unbeaten 59 from Craig Kieswetter.

Chasing an unlikely 515 for victory, Warwickshire held on to reach 427-9, Jack Leach ending with 5-63.

Director of Cricket Dave Nosworthy said: “We haven’t lost the game but it’s always disappointing when you are in that position. It’s early days and there is lots of cricket still to come and we are by no means out of any competition.

“We are well aware of what we are doing well and what we can improve on and there is a long way to go.”

Somerset are back in championship action on Tuesday when they take on Yorkshire at Headingly.