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Somerset cricketers to take on Australia at Taunton

Australia having a team talk at Taunton. Credit: PA

On to sport, and in cricket, a near capacity crowd is expected at the County Ground in Taunton today. Somerset are taking on Australia in a four day warm-up match for the Ashes, which starts in less than two weeks.

The contest gets underway at 11am. Captain Marcus Trescothick has a full-strength side to choose from, including England star Nick Compton.

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