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)
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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
Vitality Blast, South Group, Cardiff - Somerset 181-2 (18 overs, Banton 64, Trego 47*, Babar Azam 35, Hildreth 24) beat Glamorgan 180-5 (20 overs, Van Der Merwe 2-17) by 8 wickets Tom Banton, Somerset’s Tom Banton is a very special talent. We have known this for a while but have tried to temper our excitement for fear of over-burdening young Tom with expectation. But I can … [Read more...] about Banton Weight!
It has been a tough few days for Somerset’s players and supporters. But we move on and today there was the wonderful news that Lewis Gregory (albeit apparently as a standby for James Anderson) and Jack Leach have both been called into the 13-man squad to play Ireland next week and the “pre-Ashes camp” the following week. Thoroughly deserved in both cases. Lewis’ availability … [Read more...] about International Bright Young Things
The Vitality Blast t20 begins on Thursday, in its last proper season before the dreaded, horrific, Hundred is forced down cricket fans throats by the ECB in their attempt to do something no successful business has done before: appeal to a new market by deliberately isolating the vast majority of your current one. Somerset start with two away games at Glamorgan (Thursday … [Read more...] about Vitality Blast: The team?