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Somerset want more from Trescothick

Somerset are hoping Marcus Trescothick's brilliant 76 on Sunday can re-launch his one-day season, prior to the weekend, the England opener had scored two fifties in limited overs cricket in 2007.

Trescothick's innings against Northamptonshire in the Twenty20 Cup was, amazingly, a contrasting knock despite the fact it lasted only 35 balls.

Unlike colleagues Cameron White and Justin Langer, the left-hander played himself in before belting seven sixes over the short, straight boundaries at Taunton.

"Marcus showed the virtue of playing yourself in and he was due to be honest," said director of cricket Brian Rose.

"Hopefully that will kick-start him in one-day cricket so we can get the best out of him in the six games that are left in this competition."

Somerset are back in action tonight in what is almost a must-win game at fellow Midland, Wales and West group strugglers Glamorgan.

The good news is that the weather forecast is fair for the 7pm start under floodlights at Cardiff.

However, the Sabres will again be without Ian Blackwell, an absence which weakens both their batting and bowling.

"The MRI scan and the consultant said that Ian needs a week to 10 days' rest so we will take a view after that when he is back to full fitness," insisted Rose.

Somerset will be looking for a little revenge after last year's stunning defeat to the Welsh in this competition.

With 186 needed to win, the game looked to be heading for a tie when Glamorgan's last man Dean Cosker skied the final ball of the game to third man with the scores level. Richard Johnson inexplicably dropped a sitter of a catch and Somerset were beaten - a result that contributed to their failure to make the quarter-finals.

Glamorgan have added youngster James Harris and former England all-rounder Alex Wharf to their squad.

Meanwhile, an additional allocation of 300 tickets has been made available for both of the Twenty20 matches at Taunton this week.

Somerset play Gloucestershire at 5.30pm on Wednesday and Glamorgan on Friday.

The additional allocation was made after gauging the match attendance on Sunday.

More than 2,300 seats were left vacant for Platinum members and life members, but not enough of them attended.

source - thisissomerset.co.uk
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