Brian Rose is the man that Alec Stewart calls ‘Mr Somerset’. One of the most endearing images I hold from my childhood days watching Somerset County Cricket Club was the sight of our two ‘blond bombshells’ walking out to open the batting in an era before the wearing of helmets became mandatory. Brian Rose – the captain of the crew - strolling out to the middle with … [Read more...] about Cider & Rosey
Archives for April 2019
It had to happen sometime. Even the most optimistic Somerset supporter wouldn’t have been expecting us to go through the season undefeated. It is undeniably annoying that we had to lose to that lot (I’m not going to dignify our near neighbours any further), and incredibly frustrating that we succumbed yet again to the pitch preparation “issues” that Bristol seems to provide in … [Read more...] about Opportunity Knocks
Peter Wanless has had a sneak preview of Brian Rose’s book published on Thursday. For those of you wondering whether it is for you (and if you are a Somerset supporter why wouldn’t it be?) here are Peter’s initial impressions. Like Peter, and our very own Steve Jennings, Brian Charles Rose was a bit of a hero for me. Like Peter my Dad never got to see his beloved Somerset … [Read more...] about Rosey’s book: First Impressions by Peter Wanless
The Royal London One Day Cup at the Half-Way Point Just over a week into this year’s 50 over competition – time to reflect. Somerset’s progress while not entirely serene has seen them bat first in each of their games and win all four. After opening with a 264-run demolition of last season’s beaten finalists Kent, a sweet and all-to-rare win in recent times in … [Read more...] about 100% after 50% of the 50
Somerset head to the south coast, and the delights of Hove, looking to make it five wins out of five games across two formats and continue their fine start to the 2019 season. Having won their first two County Championship games, Somerset and their hosts on Wednesday, Sussex, are two of four sides who have won both of their first two games in the southern division of The … [Read more...] about Somerset aim for high five!