The first piece of silverware up for grabs this summer is the Royal London One-Day Cup, with the Final taking place at Lord's on Saturday 25th May.
The Final, of which Lord's will be hosting for the last time, brings to a close a run of 56 years hosting the Final, before the fixture moves to a new home at Trent Bridge from 2020.
Hampshire and Somerset will meet at Lord’, and it promises to be a mouth-watering affair between two teams well versed in the triumphs of white-ball cricket.
Defending champions Hampshire are aiming to become the first team to retain the trophy since Gloucestershire in 2003 and 2004. Following their triumph at Lord’s last year over Kent Spitfires, in which Rilee Rossouw scored a sparkling century, Hampshire have shown an unrelenting desire to make it back to back final victories.
Winning seven out of their eight South Group matches, they topped the group to seal a home semi-final at the Ageas Bowl against Lancashire which they won by four wickets with an over to spare.
Somerset took a tougher route to Lord’s. They finished third in the South Group, meaning they had to overcome the play-off stage before heading for the semi-finals.
They defeated Worcestershire at Blackfinch New Road in the play-off eliminator and 48 hours later, found themselves up against North Group winners Nottinghamshire Outlaws at Trent Bridge where tehy came out on top, winning by 15 runs to seal their first Lord’s final for eight years.
Coming to the Match?
Somerset fans - Edrich Stand (Upper & Lower) & Mound Stand Lower.
Hampshire fans - Compton (Upper & Lower) & Grand Stand Lower.