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Somerset limp to YB40 semi-final defeat vs Nottinghamshire
SOMERSET limped to a disappointing eight-wicket defeat In their YB40 semi-final against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge this evening (September 9).
Batting first, it was a nightmare start for the Cidermen as skipper Marcus Trescothick edged behind without scoring.
Craig Kieswetter (22) hit two fours and two sixes to take Somerset to 60-2 before the middle and lower order capitulated.
Peter Trego top scored with 40 but Somerset lost wickets at regular intervals to stutter to a below-par score of 119 after 25.4 overs in a reduced 35 overs a side match.
In reply, Somerset fans were given something to cheer about when Steve Kirby got an early breakthrough as he trapped Alex Hales in front.
But Michael Lumb hit a powerful 46 from 38 balls kept the hosts on top before Jamie Overton found the edge of his bat with a ball which reared up on the left handed opener.
Samit Patel (43 not out) and James Taylor (20 not out) bludgeoned Notts into the final, where they will take on Glamorgan at Lords on September 21.
Somerset skipper Marcus Trescothick told Sky Sports: "We did not get it right and lost wickets at key times.
"The pitch played ok even under lights - we had a good crack and the lads tried to bowl fast but it was always going to be tough defending such a low total.
"We have a big couple of weeks coming up for us and we have to turn things around quickly."
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