I have been quite frustrated and ultimately critical of the approach to batting in red ball cricket in the modern game. The white ball format is exciting and fearless. Red ball cricket, by virtue of its extended timescales demands a variety of approaches. Sometimes, the white ball skills have their place. There are times when they do not, yet are still applied. I do not believe … [Read more...] about ‘A batsman transcending eras and formats’ by Julian Wyatt
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Murali Vijay is set to make his debut for second-placed Somerset against third-placed Yorkshire at the Cooper Associates County Ground starting Tuesday, with his new team keen to avenge an innings defeat in the reverse fixture in Leeds in July. But more than that the title-chasing home team are in the hunt for points sitting just two behind Essex who occupy the top … [Read more...] about Hey Mr Vijay….!
The Vitality Blast quarter-finals were played out over the weekend and the four sides who chased totals in those games will make up the numbers for the showdown at Trent Bridge on 19th September. It will be a first ever outing at finals day for Derbyshire – who trounced Gloucestershire at Bristol on Saturday night – and they will be joined by Essex, Notts and Worcestershire. … [Read more...] about Five great things about Somerset’s 2019 Blast
It was far from beach weather when Somerset rolled into Scarborough for a 40-over game in the Refuse Assurance League on 14th August 1988. Gale force winds and dark skies greeted all but it didn’t deter a good Yorkshire crowd turning out and they were treated to an excellent game with plenty of runs, drama and a very close finish. Somerset went into the game having lost … [Read more...] about #Games: Crown Jules – Yorkshire (1988)
Somerset will look to return to winning ways in the Vitality Blast when they face old foes Surrey at The Cooper Associates County Ground on Friday evening having lost three consecutive games in highly-disappointing fashion. The Royal London One Day cup winners would have gone into this campaign in good spirits and looking to go further than last season where they made … [Read more...] about Somerset Looking to Blast Off