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Somerset aim for instant riposte

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Craig Kieswetter

Craig Kieswetter is aiming to bounce back from Saturday evening's t20 defeat

Somerset seek to cast aside the disappointment of a second successive domestic Twenty20 final defeat by preserving their 100% Clydesdale Bank 40 record, against Lancashire Lightning at Taunton today.

Marcus Trescothick’s side top Group A with seven wins from seven and are well on course for a semi-final berth.

West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard has flow home for treatment after suffering an eye injury in the Friends Provident t20 final, but finals day was already set as his last involvement for Somerset this summer at least.

Fourth-placed Lancashire require victory to boost their CB 40 semi-final hopes and have named a 13-man squad.

Lancashire squad: Glen Chapple (captain), Karl Brown, Steven Croft, Gareth Cross, Kyle Hogg, Paul Horton, Gary Keedy, Sajid Mahmood, Gary Montgomery, Stephen Parry, Luke Procter, Tom Smith, Luke Sutton (wicketkeeper).