Somerset Sabre's bowler Gareth Andrew has been ruled out of the Twenty20 Cup finals day on Saturday with an ankle injury.
Somerset's young bowler Gareth Andrew has been ruled out of the Twenty20 Cup finals day on Saturday with an ankle injury.
The Yeovil-born player has played a major part in the Sabres' journey to the Oval which will see them take on Leicestershire Foxes in the semi-final.
Coach Mark Garaway said: "Gareth Andrew won't be featuring. He is probably ten to 14 days away from full fitness and although we don't see it as a major problem he cannot be considered."
Somerset are still hoping batsman Wes Durston will prove his fitness in time to force his way into the squad.
Durston has had a hamstring injury but was named in the second eleven for a championship game against Warwickshire at North Perrott that was delayed yesterday due to rain.
"Wes has recovered enough to play in this game but we would like to see him play in a game before we consider him for Saturday," added Garaway.
Better news for the county is the continuing comeback of seamer Richard Johnson. He is playing in the Championship match against Durham at Taunton and despite their score of 462-7 is bowling well.
Somerset have been boosted by the return of England opener Marcus Trescothick and will be seen as favourites by many to see off under-rated Leicestershire.
While the Foxes are the defending champions Garaway believes Somerset have a fighting chance.
"There could be nothing better than Graeme Smith holding up the cup in his final game for the club," said Garaway.