One-Day Cup: Somerset beat Middlesex as Peter Trego hits ton
|Royal London One-Day Cup, Lord's|
|Somerset 258-4 (48.2 overs) beat Middlesex 255-7 (50 overs) by six wickets|
Peter Trego scored a second One-Day Cup century in three days as Somerset beat Middlesex by six wickets at Lord's.
After Dawid Malan (82) and Chris Rogers (52) put on 108 for the first wicket, Middlesex let a strong position slip, collapsing to 189-6 in the 42nd over.
Ollie Rayner's unbeaten 37 pushed them to 255-7 as Tim Groenewald took 2-41.
But Trego, who hit a ton at Warwickshire on Tuesday, made a 137-ball 120, while Colin Ingram added 68, as Somerset went top of Group B.
With just one defeat from their first five games, Somerset are well placed to reach the quarter-finals, but Middlesex have only one win in four matches and are already facing a tough task to qualify.
Despite Toby Roland-Jones (2-30) removing both openers, the visitors never looked in any trouble in their run chase.
The match-winning stand came from Trego and Ingram, who put on 162 in 31 overs.
Somerset batsman Peter Trego:
"It was one of the most special moments in my career, to score a hundred here at the home of cricket and then to celebrate it by raising my bat towards the pavilion and in front of all the people in the ground today.
"The audience included a very special person in John Cleese, a hero of mine and also a fellow Weston-super-Mare boy.
"I met him for the first time today when he came to our dressing room. I am on cloud nine at the moment.
"We are very well-drilled and organised in 50-over cricket and that is another good win towards hopefully qualifying for the quarter-finals.
"When there's a little bit in the pitch our bowlers are as good as anyone's and we're confident of doing well in this competition."