'I don't want to hear any 'if onlys',' Reeve said. The implication is that Reeve believes his attack, led by Gladstone Small and with Tim Munton hoping to be clear of a hip strain, is still capable of taking the team to a Lord's final after two recent disappointments.
Reeve is worried about the wicketkeeper, Keith Piper, who has a fractured finger, and that mercurial all-rounder Paul Smith, who has a trapped nerve in his left elbow.
Somerset are unchanged which means that Dennis Amiss, in his dual role as England selector and Warwickshire cricket chairman, will see at first-hand how those England rejects, Mark Lathwell and Andrew Caddick, have reacted.
The sentimentalists are calling for a Somerset-Glamorgan final and those counties will start favourites this morning. Glamorgan's descent on Hove for the match against Sussex will bring the first threat of a Welsh invasion since the days of Owen Glendower. Hugh Morris, leading a team who could still conceivably win the Britannic Championship, the NatWest Trophy and the AXA-Equity Sunday League, declared: 'Glamorgan cricket has never been so healthy.' Matthew Maynard hopes to play, despite a hairline knuckle fracture. Andrew Jones, son of Alan, the former Glamorgan opener stands by.
Viv Richards postponed a flight back to Antigua, to attend his father's funeral, until Thursday. The former West Indies captain sees a possible last appearance at Lord's as a fitting and final end to his career.
Sussex welcome back the West Indies all-rounder, Franklyn Stephenson, He returns after being rested in the Championship match against Worcestershire but there is no place for fit-again Colin Wells or the 22- year-old all-rounder, John North.Reuse content