Alfonso looking forward to Hampshire T20 Semi Final

Somerset will play against Hampshire Royals in the semi-finals of the 2011 Friends Life t20.

Vice captain Alfonso Thomas said, “It was always going to happen wasn’t it! I guess that most people would have liked to see that game as the final, but as it is it’s the semi and we are looking forward to it.”

“There was talk about it as I was walking through Taunton this morning with my family that it will give us a chance to get our revenge and things like that, but we will just treat it like another game really and hopefully we can set the record straight at Edgbaston.”

“If the same situation arises off the last ball like it did last year then we know what to do this time. Things like that happen and we have learned from our experiences.”

“I think that the team is in a good space at the moment and we are playing very good cricket and there is also a certain calmness about us at the moment.”

Hampshire will play Somerset in the semi-finals of the FL t20 in a repeat of last year’s final, which Hampshire won off the last ball.

“The guys know what to expect on Finals Day because this will be out third one that we have been to so I don’t think we will be getting too caught up in talking about revenge for last year.

“However it would be nice to put one over them and at the end of the day we are only two games away from lifting our first trophy as a team, which is what we all want.”

In the other game, Leicestershire will meet Lancashire, who reached the last four by beating Sussex by 20 runs in Monday’s fourth quarter-final.

Both semi-finals and the final will take place on finals day at Edgbaston on Saturday, 27 August.

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