There are six more opportunities for a Somerset batsman, or for that matter one of their opponents to top three figures. Somerset’s only home T20 match this season saw the West Country outfit reach 235/5 with a plucky Middlesex response of 195/9, a clear indication that there’s plenty of chance for the batsmen to significantly up their average.
Somerset boast some of the most attacking talent in England, Marcus Trescothick, Craig Keiswetter, Peter Trego, James Hildreth and local lad Jos Buttler have all excelled in this competition before. The inclusion of the mercurial talent of South African Roelof Van der Merwe (51 from 22 balls vs Middlesex) adds to Somerset’s batting prowess.
So far a 92, 89 and 86 have been individually scored at other grounds this season had these ‘knocks’ have happened at Taunton the likelihood, due to the size of the ground, would have resulted in a hundred being scored.
This is one certainly to keep an eye on. Somerset play Kent tomorrow (10th June) and then host another 4 teams throughout June prior to a final group match against arch rivals Gloucestershire who have played three and lost three so far in the 2011 competition. Perhaps they serve up the best opportunity for a ton to be scored.
The only negative with such a bet is the British weather – probably best to ensure a full match is likely before placing any bets, if you can be patient enough to wait for the toss I’d also suggest getting on this bet when Somerset are batting first. Along the same lines it is suggested to keep an eye out on the prices offered in-play when chasing 200+ down, regularly this is overpriced and offers punters a chance to clean up.
Selection – An individual ton to be scored in the T20 competition when Somerset are playing at Taunton (and batting first if possible). Available at around 10/1 with Paddy Power. 1 Pt stake.