NO PLAY - MATCH ABANDONED

SOMERSET 1 POINT

MIDDLESEX 1 POINT

MATCH REPORT PROVIDED BY ECB INDEPENDENT REPORTER NETWORK

Somerset will face Nottinghamshire Outlaws at Taunton next month after securing their place in the knockout stages of the Royal London One-Day Cup without playing.

Their game against Middlesex at Lord’s was washed out and the point Somerset secured from a no-result ensured they finished second in the South Group behind Essex, who have automatically qualified for the semi-finals as group winners. They now entertain Nottinghamshire, who finished third in the North Group, on June 13, in a play-off to secure a semi-final place.

Somerset are bidding to win their first domestic one-day final since 2001.

Umpires Richard Evans and Rob Bailey called off play at Lord's at 5pm after an afternoon of persistent rain and with a bleak evening forecast.