SOMERSET stars Tom Abell and Tom Banton are set to line up against each other when Taunton take on Taunton St Andrew’s in the Baker Cup final on Monday evening (5.45pm).

The match will be played at the Cooper Associates County Ground, with the Saints looking to go one better than last year when they lost the final against Taunton Deane.

St Andrew’s had won the cup the previous year, 2017, while Taunton have not lifted the trophy since 2007 and this is their first final since 2008.

Both Abell and Banton played key roles in the semi-finals, with Abell’s half century helping Taunton past Ilminster and Banton blasting a rapid ton for the Saints against North Petherton.

Teams: Taunton - Charles Clist, Jesse Vertongen, Dan Quick, Tom Abell, Will Abell, Hugh Kelly (capt), George Rowe, James Clark, James Hayes, Will Easterfield, Max Toohey

Taunton St Andrew's: James Regan (capt), Toby Williams-Thomas, Tom Banton, George Thomas, Kevin Parsons, Steve Jenkins, James Hayman, Josh Thomas, Harry Clements, Luke Poole, Mike Parsons

Taunton skipper Hugh Kelly said: “We are really looking forward to it.

“We haven’t played in it for a while and getting back there has created a real buzz around the club.

“Having Tom [Abell] available is a real bonus and we will look to enjoy the occasion.”

Both teams go into the match off the back of excellent league victories on Saturday.

The Saints defeated title-chasing Bath by 45 runs in Premier 1 at the Wyvern Club, Byrom top scoring with 35 and young Josh Thomas contributing 33 in the home team's 184.

Bath slipped to 7-3 in reply and never truly recovered, paceman Craig Dourado ending with 5-35 from 9.2 overs.

Taunton, meanwhile, chased down Weston-super-Mare's 246-6 with three wickets to spare in a high-scoring Premier 2 Bristol/Somerset clash.

After opener Charles Clist had made 39, Will Abell took centre stage with nine fours and two sixes in his 95 from 87 balls.

Abell was run out with five runs required but Taunton got home with two overs to spare.