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  • The Lee Cooper interview: “My overriding objective is to win silverware”

    The Lee Cooper interview: “My overriding objective is to win silverware”

    Lee Cooper is a Somerset fan. And he always has been. So when you walk into his office overlooking the pitch at the club’s County Ground, you would surmise that he would take great benefit from having access to arguably …Read More »
  • Legends: Bill Andrews (1930-47)

    Legends: Bill Andrews (1930-47)

    The following article is an extract from SOMERSET CRICKETERS 1919-1939 by STEPHEN HILL & BARRY PHILLIPS (Published by Halsgrove 2017) Few cricketers could have given more to the county Bill Andrews served for five decades. He was a gangly, gregarious …Read More »
  • The Daz Veness interview: “These guys here are all equipped to dominate!”

    The Daz Veness interview: “These guys here are all equipped to dominate!”

    Darren Veness believes Somerset are ‘very, very close to winning trophies.’ The club’s head of strength & conditioning is well qualified to make such a judgement call as he is currently serving his 21st season at Taunton and has pretty …Read More »
  • Legends: Raymond Robertson-Glasgow (1920–1935)

    Legends: Raymond Robertson-Glasgow (1920–1935)

    The following article is an extract from SOMERSET CRICKETERS 1919-1939 by STEPHEN HILL & BARRY PHILLIPS (Published by Halsgrove 2017) Raymond Robertson-Glasgow was generally referred to within the cricketing fraternity as ‘Crusoe’. He is said to have earned the moniker …Read More »
  • Legends: Arthur Wellard (1927-50)

    Legends: Arthur Wellard (1927-50)

    The following article is an extract from SOMERSET CRICKETERS 1919-1939 by STEPHEN HILL & BARRY PHILLIPS (Published by Halsgrove 2017) An exhilarating fast bowler and a batsman who scored a quarter of his runs in sixes, Arthur Wellard gave heart …Read More »
  • Somerset t20 Blast review: “Progress, but not there yet” by Dan Kingdom

    Somerset t20 Blast review: “Progress, but not there yet” by Dan Kingdom

    After two years of failure in the t20 Blast – in which they finished 8th and 9th, winning just seven out of 25 completed games – Somerset made progress this year, scraping through to the quarter-finals on net run rate …Read More »
  • The Peter Anderson interview

    The Peter Anderson interview

    In June I sat down with Somerset’s former Chief Executive, Peter Anderson, to talk about his life and career. In a very entertaining interview he talked about his career as a Policeman and how he set about transforming Somerset after …Read More »
  • Tykes beaten as Craig issues the perfect response

    Tykes beaten as Craig issues the perfect response

    We all love a trip to the seaside, don’t we? This past week Somerset’s players took a little jaunt up north to delightful Scarborough by the sea and had a wonderful time. But this was no holiday – far from …Read More »
  • Time for Maynard’s men to deliver T20 promise

    Time for Maynard’s men to deliver T20 promise

    Honesty doesn’t come with frills. You can wrap it in bows and shower it with sweet smelling perfume but it can still look and smell bad. And the truth is that Somerset has failed to deliver in the past two …Read More »
  • Lee Cooper the right fit as the next CEO

    Lee Cooper the right fit as the next CEO

    Somerset has announced Guy Lavender’s replacement as the next Chief Executive of the club to be Lee Cooper, who is 37 years old and the founder of Cooper Associates, a local and highly successful business that has close links to …Read More »