Somerset didn’t fare so greatly. Despite scoring an impressive 197, they were chased down in a mere 17.2 overs by Kent, who look a real force to win the competition. Worrying signs for Somerset with the bat. Jim Allenby (91 off 59) and big-hitting all-rounder Peter Trego (57 off 30) looked impressive but no one else got into double figures. The bowling was nothing short of terrible.
Chris Gayle and Mahela Jayawardene line up for Somerset who need no introduction. Gayle had an amazing run for Somerset last year scoring 91, 151no and 85no in his only 3 games. Open an account with BETFRED and when you bet £10, you get £30!
Momentum plays a big part in county cricket and with a good home record, variety in their bowling attack and an in-form International batsman in Ross Taylor, Sussex are my choice to win this one at 4-5, overcoming the potential Gayle Force.