SOMERSET face a trip to Worcestershire in the Royal London One-Day Cup quarter-finals on Friday after overcoming Surrey by five wickets in Taunton.

Somerset went into the match off the back of three straight defeats but knew a win would almost certainly be enough to send them through on net run rate, and so it proved.

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The Overton twins shared seven wickets between them, Jamie claiming 4-64 and Craig 3-45, as Surrey totalled 289-9 from their 50 overs – former Somerset man Dean Elgar top scoring with 64.

James Hildreth was the star of the reply, making 93, and he was backed up by valuable contributions from young duo Tom Banton (53) and George Bartlett (57*).

Hildreth said: “We had a chat after the last game [a seven-wicket defeat against Hampshire].

“Guys at the top of the order were putting in contributions but not match-winning performances, which we were well aware of.

“Stats tell you that you need someone to go on and get a big score in that top order. I nearly got there today, I was disappointed to get out when I did, but it was good to get a few.

“In the last game, my mindset was to anchor the chase and I became too defensive and ended up getting out because of it – I chipped a ball that should have been a boundary ball.

“It’s a balance. I tried to be more positive today but in the back of my mind I knew if I batted through we would win the game.

“There were nerves around beforet the game but we back ourselves.

“We have some very, very good cricketers and we have to keep reminding ourselves of that – we won six on the bounce at the start of the season.

"It was great to see two of our young batsmen, Tom Banton and George Bartlett, play so well.

"Now they have to understand that, even our less experienced players need to perform consistently if we are to win trophies."

Hildreth had reassuring words for Banton, who was out in frustrating fashion when he reverse swept Gareth Batty straight to Mark Stoneman on the point boundary.

“I would encourage him 100% to keep playing that shot – it is one of his strongest shots,” Hildreth said.

“He made an error today playing that shot when he did but he had scored 12 or 16 runs playing that shot.

“It is about risk assessing when to play the shot. He is quite aware he made a mistake but it is about bouncing back.”

Head coach Jason Kerr said: “I think today was our most complete performance in the competition so far.

“If we are honest I don’t think we have played our best white ball cricket yet, which is exciting.

“Hildy is a class act and, quite often, when James Hildreth plays well Somerset play well too.”