Somerset enter this 50-over campaign off the back of a mixed white ball season in 2018. A dominant group T20 campaign ending in real disappointment on finals day. In the 50-over format failure to qualify for the knock out, despite beating eventual winners Hampshire away in the last group game, was a big disappointment. With the experience of last year Somerset should be aiming … [Read more...] about Royal London OneDay Cup Preview – White Ball Lottery
Archives for April 2019
Somerset have made a fine start to the 2019 season with wins against Kent and Nottinghamshire meaning the side enjoy an early spell at the summit of the top tier of the County Championship. But the next four-day game will not be until 14th May when champions Surrey visit the Cooper Associates County Ground. In the meantime Somerset will play all eight qualifying games in … [Read more...] about Jason Kerr: “The way we have operated has been outstanding!”
For the last few years, Somerset have alternated between harrowing relegation battles and thrilling title fights in the County Championship. In 2013, 2015 and 2017, we were nearly relegated each time. In the intervening years, we finished second. There are many ways to describe how it feels to be a Somerset fan, but ‘relaxing’ is certainly not one of them. By this tenuous … [Read more...] about 2019 – The Talking Points So Far
Jack Leach believes Somerset are “not far away” from mounting a winning Championship campaign despite Surrey’s dominance in 2018. Speaking at the club’s media day prior to the season start he also said he never takes his Somerset or England places for granted. “It’s a league where every team starts on nought,” he says, “and that’s the same for Surrey, Somerset and the other … [Read more...] about Talk Talk… Jack Leach
Time, before the 50-over cup takes control of the schedule for the next month, to reflect on the first two weeks of action in the championship. Time to draw some real positives for Somerset fans. Pleasingly only one team has a 100% record after playing two games and for Somerset the manner of both victories gives great encouragement. The come from behind win against Kent … [Read more...] about Flying Under The Radar?