NO PLAY - MATCH ABANDONED

SOMERSET 1 POINT

MIDDLESEX 1 POINT

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.