One-Day Cup: Somerset miss out on place in quarter-finals

Marcus Trescothick
Marcus Trescothick's 80 was not enough to take Somerset into the last eight
Royal London One-Day Cup, Kia Oval
Surrey 284-9 (50 overs) beat Somerset 267 (44.1/46 overs) by seven runs (D/L method)
Match scorecard

Somerset missed out on a One-Day Cup quarter-final place as Zafar Ansari helped Surrey to a seven-run Duckworth-Lewis victory at The Oval.

Steven Davies (50), Rory Burns (40), Gary Wilson (45) and Aneesh Kapil (59) helped the hosts to 284-9.

Somerset had their innings interrupted by floodlight failure and were set a revised target of 275 from 46 overs.

Marcus Trescothick (80) gave the visitors a good start, but they were dismissed for 267 as Ansari took 3-38.

James Hildreth made 53 but the visitors lost their way in the middle-order, after they had seemed well set before the power surge in south London blew out The Oval floodlights.

There was a scenario where Somerset would have sneaked past Durham for a quarter-final place but, after the 25-minute delay, they had to win the game in 38.2 overs.

The revised target proved too difficult and, despite defiance from last-pair Alfonso Thomas (17 not out) and Jack Leach (18), Somerset fell short.

The pair had come together with Somerset on 233-9 following the dismissal of Lewis Gregory (23) to Tim Linley (3-68).

In the end, even a dramatic win would not have secured the visitors a last-eight place as Nottinghamshire clinched a one-wicket victory over Warwickshire.

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