One-Day Cup: Peter Trego sees Somerset to victory

Peter Trego
Peter Trego reached 3,500 runs in List A cricket when he was eight not out
Royal London One-Day Cup, Grace Road
Leicestershire 120 (39.4 ovs): Eckersley 29, Gregory 3-26
Somerset 122-1 (14.5 ovs): Trego 71no, Cooper 43no
Somerset won by nine wickets
Match scorecard

Peter Trego smashed a 23-ball half-century as Somerset finished their One-Day Cup programme with a nine-wicket thrashing of Leicestershire.

After reducing the home side to 6-3, they bowled them out for 120 in 39.4 overs, with Lewis Gregory taking 3-26.

Somerset opener Tom Abell had to retire hurt at the start of their reply after being struck on the elbow.

But Trego (71no off 31 balls) and Tom Cooper (43no) put on 112 to see them home on 122-1 in only 14.5 overs.

The result left Somerset with a record of four wins and four defeats, but it was not enough to see them through to the quarter-finals.

For Leicestershire, it was another dismal batting effort after only managing 172 against Worcestershire on Monday, and they finished bottom of Group A, without a single win.

They lost Angus Robson, Lewis Hill and Niall O'Brien in the first three overs on a seamer-friendly wicket and only four batsmen reached double figures.

Wayne White, back with the county after recently leaving Derbyshire, made 28, but later conceded 30 off three overs as Trego hit six sixes to guide Somerset home.

Leicestershire skipper Ned Eckersley:

"It was a pretty abject display with the bat and with the ball and in the field. The whole display just wasn't good enough.

"It's a changing room that's hurting because that was not a representation of where we want to be or what we are as a club."

Somerset all-rounder Peter Trego:

"It's been one of the frustrations of the season that as a team we've really clicked when we've been able to concentrate on white-ball cricket.

"But when you throw some pretty gritty four-day games in amongst it, the team has found it difficult to transition from red ball to white-ball cricket.

"It's disappointing because in the last few games we've really shown what we can do.

"Hopefully the wheels are turning at the top and next season the structure will change."

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