SOMERSET captain Tom Abell said "it means everything" to reach a Lord's final, after his side put in a terrific performance to beat Nottinghamshire in Sunday's semi-final at Trent Bridge.

Just 48 hours after crushing Worcestershire in the quarter-finals, Somerset had Peter Trego top score with 73 as the visitors totalled 337, having been asked to bat first.

Azhar Ali contributed 72, and the in-form Tom Banton a brisk 59, before Notts lost wickets at regular intervals in their reply.

Alex Hales looked dangerous on his way to 54, but once he departed Somerset kept a tight grip on proceeedings, with Roelof van der Merwe taking 3-29.

The hosts were dismissed for 222 with 11.4 overs left unused, to send Somerset through to the final at Lord's on May 25 - the county's first at the Home of Cricket since 2011.

An unchanged Somerset side were asked to bat first, and the openers added 93 runs together, Banton hitting three sixes off Matt Carter.

Jake Ball (4-62) did most of the damage for Notts, with the visitors falling to 228-5 and later 289-8, but some late fireworks from Craig and Jamie Overton pushed the total up to 337.

Craig Overton then removed Joe Clarke early in the chase, but Hales and Ben Slater steadied the ship with a second-wicket stand of 72.

But as the Overtons, and Van der Merwe, applied pressure, the home side collapsed to 156-6.

Steven Mullaney made 29 and Luke Fletcher plundered an aggressive 43 but when he hit Lewis Gregory into the hands of long-off the celebrations could begin for the West Country side and their supporters.

Afterwards, skipper Abell said: “It means everything to lead the side through to a Lord’s final.

"It will be such a special day, obviously with it being the last final at Lord’s and it’s been a while since we were there.

"I’m just so proud of the team, the squad and the coaching staff.

"I feel we are peaking at the right time and probably peaked in the quarter-final and semi-final, which is great with Lord’s in mind.

“We got off to a fantastic start today, Bants [Banton] got us off to a good start and he was well supported by Azhar [Ali] and Tregs [Trego], so we felt it was a really good score.

"I thought we struggled to get momentum in the back end of our innings and they bowled well at the death, but I thought we were good in all three disciplines."