SOMERSET return to LV=Championship action on Sunday (Sept 3) when they travel to the Ageas Bowl, Southampton, to face Hampshire where because it is September play gets underway at 10.30am.

Currently the Cidermen occupy fifth place in the ten-team table with 125 points from 11 matches and with only two more games remaining after this they look safe from relegation.

Opponents Hampshire are two places above their visitors with 135 points from the same number of games, so Somerset can expect a tough match as is always the case at the Ageas.

Somerset will welcome back the players who have been involved with The Hundred, although there is some uncertainty regarding Craig Overton who sustained an injury during the tournament.

Tom Abell’s team will be strengthened by the addition of New Zealand pace bowler Neil Wagner who is an overseas replacement for Matt Henry and available for all remaining matches.

Following the Hampshire match Somerset are without a game until September 16 when they host Kent at Taunton in their last home match of 2023 before bringing the curtain down on the season with their final match away at Edgbaston against Warwickshire starting on Tuesday 26th September.

Before then Somerset host two Western Storm home matches this month at the Cooper Associates County Ground, the first of which is against Northern Diamonds on Sunday, September 10, which is followed three days later with a game against Central Spark, both of which are in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint 50 over One Day Trophy.

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