County Championship Division One, Essex v Somerset, Chelmsford, Day 3 – Essex 216 (Cook 80, Leach 3-30, J Overton 3-43) and 183 (Cook 47, Groenewald 5-51, Gregory 3-37) beat Somerset 131 (Porter 5-51) and 117 (Porter 4-22, Beard 3-22) by 151 runs Somerset suffered their first championship defeat of the season and in doing so saw their commanding lead at the top of division … [Read more...] about Batting Woes Finally Catch Up with Somerset
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Essex 216 all out (Cook 80, Leach 3-30, J Overton 3-43) & 164-6 (Cook 47, Groenewald 3-39) lead Somerset 131 all out (Abell 36, Porter 5-51, Beard 4-23) by 249 runs with 4 wickets remaining. Somerset’s bowlers bowled valiantly to get their side back on track on day two of the Specsavers County Championship Division One game at Chelmsford after the visitors had been … [Read more...] about Groeners offers Somerset hope
Essex 216 all out (Cook 80, Leach 3-30, J Overton 3-43) & Somerset 32-1 (Abell 22 not out). Somerset (3 points) trail Essex (1 point) by 184 runs with 9 wickets remaining Somerset’s impressive bowling unit once again showed their worth on the first day of their Specsavers County Championship Division One game at Essex to reduce the hosts to 216 all out after the home … [Read more...] about The only way is…?
Dennis Silk has died at the age of 87. This is an extract from 'Somerset Cricketers 1946-1970' by Stephen Hill and Barry Phillips, written when Dennis Silk was 85 years old and two years before his death. Dennis Raoul Whitehall Silk was born on 8 October 1931 in Eureka, California. His father, Claude Whitehall Silk, was married to Louise Emelda Dumoret. Often referred to … [Read more...] about He Served: Dennis Silk
Vivian Richards was a magnificent cricketer. A fine physical specimen, he was regarded by many as the greatest batsman of his generation. Adored in his homeland – the tiny island of Antigua, with a population not much greater than the town of Taunton – he was also revered in Somerset and feted around the world. His adoptive county was blessed by his commanding presence for … [Read more...] about Legends: Viv Richards