SOMERSET CCC are ready for all the action that the Vitality Blast Finals Day brings as they open proceedings with their match against Hampshire Hawks tomorrow morning.

The first semi final starts at 11am with the winner facing the winner of Kent Spitfires and Sussex Sharks later in the evening.

Somerset captain Lewis Gregory said his side is ready and are hoping to use the impressive quarter final performance as inspiration.

“Three weeks ago, we had a fantastic night against Lancs at home, in front of a full crowd, everyone is really excited to get going tomorrow in front of a full house.”

He went on to say the fans played an important role in the quarter final and he looks forward to seeing them in full force tomorrow.

“As a player this is the day you want to be involved in… we are supported unbelievably well, we are unbelievably thankful of that and hopefully we can bring a trophy home for them,” Gregory said.

The last time these two teams met was back on July 9, and it was the Hampshire Hawks who came out on top in a 75-run victory.

Somerset will be hoping to overcome that loss and turn around their poor County Championship form.

This is Somerset’s seventh time competing in the Vitality Blast Finals Day however it was not smooth sailing to get here.

They suffered two defeats in just three days at the start of this campaign however the side showed their resoluteness and turned it around.

In 19 years of twenty20 cricket Hampshire and Somerset have faced each other 20 times, making this a very common fixture.

On top of that both sides have their highest recorded score in the competition against each other, which was in the same fixture in 2010, so you can expect plenty of runs tomorrow.


The Somerset squad to take on Hampshire will be selected from the following players:

Lewis Gregory, Tom Abell, Tom Banton, Jack Brooks, Josh Davey, Marchant de Lange, Lewis Goldsworthy, Ben Green, James Hildreth, Tom Lammonby, Jack Leach, Craig Overton, Will Smeed, Roelof van der Merwe and Max Waller.

If you are journeying to Edgbaston to support Somerset then enjoy the atmosphere, if you couldn’t get a ticket, then follow along to our live blog tomorrow.

We will be providing you with updates on the fans, the cricket and of course the results. Let’s go Somerset!

Vitality Blast Finals Day 2021 is supporting the players’ charity: the Professional Cricketers’ Trust.

Saturday 18 September will see a day of fundraising and awareness for the Trust on one of the biggest days of the domestic calendar at Edgbaston. Visit to find out more and donate.