SOMERSET are gearing up to take on Derbyshire Falcons in their home quarter-final in the Vitality Blast on Saturday, July 9.

It will be the first time the two sides have ever met in this competition and it will only be Derbyshire's fourth venture in the quarter-finals in 19 years.

For Somerset it will be their tenth time reaching this stage of the competition.

Pace bowlers Josh Davey and Craig Overton have urged the fans to get behind them and be loud on Saturday.

Josh Davey said: "We played last year against Lancs in a home quarter-final and it was so loud, we want the same again.

"The fans are so great here at Taunton they really push us forward and I'm expecting that and more on Saturday."

Craig Overton added: "Hopefully we will have a full house on Saturday, I know Somerset fans love coming to watch T20 cricket.

"In fact, I am sure it will be a sell out crowd, which is what we always expect, I just hope they get behind us as they always do, we are so grateful for their support."

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The quarter-final will add some more pressure to the players but speaking to Josh Davey, we learned he is ready for it.

"It has been nice this week, not very often you get a break in the schedule so we have been able to rest and recover this week which has been good.

"We should be well prepped by Saturday and ahead of a busy schedule this has been a welcome break."

He said the squad as a whole has come together this campaign and it is clear from the results.

"To win 10 from 14 is a good effort, I think it shows consistency has improved from last year as well.

"This squad is strong. We have found a good method of playing in this competition and we have good players who can all win the game for us."

For him personally, Davey is pleased with his bowling this season but wants to keep improving.

"Sometimes you have days when batters get hold of you and not get the rub of the green. T20 is probably the hardest format in terms of staying level headed as you can bowl well and it may not reflect in your figures.

"Despite that, I feel I have kept some good consistency this season."

And for those on #JoshDaveyWatch he said he will be aiming for plenty of wickets on Saturday.

"It would be good to take some wickets and I would love to hit a six once again but hopefully its not that close.

"The first goal is to win on Saturday and then take it from there, one step at a time. But I don’t see why we cant go one better and win the competition this year."

The match will start at 7pm and is being broadcast on Sky Sports.