Rain forces delay to T20 quarter-final
CRICKET: Somerset’s Vitality Blast quarter-final against Nottinghamshire will now be played later today after heavy rain ensured a washout at Taunton.
The winners will face Sussex Sharks in the semi-finals, which take place on Finals Day at Edgbaston on Saturday, September 15.
Play will start at Taunton at 1pm today, weather permitting. The forecast is a lot better.
Umpires Neil Mallender and Steve O’Shaughnessy ruled that the reserve day would have to be used after a 4pm pitch inspection, an hour after the scheduled start.
Rain had fallen heavily throughout the morning, creating puddles on the outfield as well as saturating the covers.
A sell-out 7,500 crowd had been expected, but many supporters did not bother to turn up at the Cooper Associates County Ground because the weather was so bad.
Somerset will not be refunding ticket money to those unable to attend if play is possible today.
The other semi-final at Edgbaston will see Lancashire Lightning take on Worcestershire Rapids.
The draw was made shortly after play was abandoned at Taunton.