Rain forces de­lay to T20 quar­ter-fi­nal

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - CRICKET -

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.

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