Fletcher Ready For Somerset Challenge

Match Preview | 21st June 2014

Luke Fletcher is looking to build on the momentum accumulated in recent victories when Somerset visit Trent Bridge on Sunday in the next round of LV= County Championship matches.

After an emphatic chase against Middlesex earned them top spot in Division One, Somerset pose a real challenge as they sit just behind in third with a game in hand.

However, Fletcher is confident that recent form will keep the side moving in the right direction.

“That win against Middlesex was absolutely amazing and I haven’t been involved in anything like it in my time at the club,” Fletcher said.

“To chase down 380 in 75 overs on the last day was a great feeling and I think that led to these wins in the shorter format.

“We are playing some very good cricket at the moment with both bat and ball and I hope we can continue that into the Somerset game." 

Somerset bring with them a wealth of international experience in the likes of Nick Compton and Craig Kieswetter.

However, Fletcher is backing the bowling and batting units to fire and take the side to another LV= County Championship victory.

“Our bowling unit went well against Middlesex with everyone chipping in and that is a hallmark of a good team as everyone wants each other to do well,” Fletcher said.

“Somerset have dangers of their own in the likes of Compton, Trego and Kieswetter and Tim Groenewald has just gone there and he is an experienced head.

“However, it is about our danger men outperforming theirs and carrying us to another win.”

One of Nottinghamshire’s danger men Peter Siddle won’t be with the side for all of the season after it was announced he would return home in the middle of July.

Whilst Fletcher knows the loss of the Australian will be huge, he expects the side to deal with it and others to step up to the plate.

“Of course Siddle will be a huge loss as he has been a star signing and has done really well for us,” Fletcher said.

“We have a lot of good seam bowlers in the squad and it will be up to the likes of Jake Ball to step up and play like he did at the beginning of the season.”

Nottinghamshire squad to face Somerset (from): Hales Jaques Mullaney Taylor Patel Wessels Read Siddle Fletcher Gurney Adams Shahzad

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