Somerset v Notts Outlaws – inspection at 16:00 BST

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Somerset v Notts Outlaws – inspection at 16:00 BST

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  1. Post update

    While we wait for the 16:00 BST inspection at Taunton, here are highlights of Worcestershire’s win over Gloucestershire in Saturday’s quarter-final.

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    Video caption: Brett D’Oliveira’s four wickets help Worcestershire Rapids beat Gloucestershire
  2. Post update

    So that is the current situation in Taunton.

    Our BBC Radio 5 live sports extra commentary team are continuing to broadcast, so please click the link at the top of the page to tune in to the chat about a range of cricket issues.

    We will resume updates on this page when we have some more information for you.

  3. Umpires plan inspection

    Somerset v Notts Outlaws – T20 Blast quarter-final

    The umpires have taken a quick look and will carry out another inspection at 16:00 BST.

    It seems therefore that it will not be possible for a full 20-over game to be played.

    Somerset made it clear this morning that “every avenue” would be pursued to try and play some sort of a game today.

    T20 Blast matches must be a minimum of five overs per side, and as we told you a few minutes ago (see 14:43 entry), the latest such a game could start is 17:58 BST.

    Umpires at Taunton

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  4. Post update

    …but are conditions taking a slight turn for the better?

  5. Post update

    It was a soggy scene at Taunton about 45 minutes ago….

  6. Weather outlook

    Somerset v Notts Outlaws – start delayed

    This morning’s forecast for Taunton from the BBC Weather website did not look promising, and has proved spot-on so far with persistent rain in the area for the past few hours.

    Play can start as late at 16:00 for a full 20-overs a side contest, but after that the number of overs will be reduced.

    The umpires have confirmed that the latest possible start time for a minimum five-over game would be 17:58 BST.

    In the event of no play being possible today, the match will take place on Bank Holiday Monday instead – and if that is washed out, there will be a bowl out at Taunton’s indoor school.

    Taunton weather forecast

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  7. Good afternoon

    We know three of the teams who will be at T20 Blast Finals Day.

    But who will be joining Lancashire Lightning, Sussex Sharks and Worcestershire Rapids at Edgbaston on 15 September?

    Will it be 2017 winners Notts Outlaws, who are trophy hunting again in the game’s shortest format, or can Somerset – the only team remaining without a nickname – reach the semi-finals for the first time since 2012?

    You’re in the right place to find out – but there is rain at Taunton, so how much, if any, cricket will we see?

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