|Somerset 145 (20 overs): Dickson 53; Snater 3-13, Walter 3-29|
|Essex 131 (18.3 overs): Sams 45; Henry 4-24, Sodhi 3-22|
|Somerset win by 14 runs|
Somerset ended an 18-year wait to win the T20 for the second time as they beat Essex at Edgbaston.
Having won the trophy in only its third year of existence when they beat Lancashire at The Oval in 2005, this was their first T20 Blast triumph at Edgbaston.
And they did it in remarkable fashion, twice defending scores of 145 or less, to beat 2003 inaugural winners Surrey in the second semi-final and then 2019 winners Essex to crown themselves Kings of the South.
In the second all-Southern Finals Day in three years, after Kent’s triumph in 2021, and Hampshire’s a year ago, this time it was the West Country who came out on top.
And they clinched victory in thrilling style with a stunning one-handed catch by Tom Kohler-Cadmore with his outstretched left arm to remove…