Any season where Somerset wins a trophy must be deemed a success. So 2019 was a successful season and I am very, very proud of everyone at the Club because everyone contributes along the line. This time last year I wrote “It’s batting that makes the difference!” and this remains as true for this season as it did for last. I don’t think I am sticking my head out … [Read more...] about First Reflections by Stephen Hubbard
Archives for 2019
There was some bright news emanating from a rather soggy and otherwise dull Cooper Associates County Ground on day one of the last game of 2019, and that was that three Somerset lads will be representing England in New Zealand before the end of the year. Firstly Jack Leach has deservedly retained his place in the Test team having been named in a 15-man squad for a two-match … [Read more...] about International bright young things….(cont.)
Thursday 26th September 2019 will be a notable day for Somerset County Cricket Club. It could be the day that Somerset finally break their duck and win the County Championship; it could already have been won, or quite possibly lost against a highly-talented Essex side. Regardless of whether the title is lifted for the first time in 124 years, or whether Somerset finish … [Read more...] about Tres & Tregs: A Personal Celebration
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
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….!