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?
I can remember watching the 2010 t20 final at Edgbaston on TV, when Kieron Pollard getting hit in the eye stopped us getting the runs we could've, and the feeling of dejection when we lost by the most awful of factors in the amount of wickets lost. After ten consecutive second places finishes, it felt that we would never see the Cidermen win a title. In fact, even when the … [Read more...] about The Joys of Winning
As The Incider's correspondent from a distance, it has been great to keep track of the fantastic run the club have been on en-route to the final of the Royal London One-Day Cup. It seems like only yesterday that I was in Birmingham watching us sadly lose the semi-final, yet that was three years ago. Whilst a number of faces who played that day are still around, the added … [Read more...] about Off to Lord’s: An Outsider’s view on the One Day Success
It seems that with ever-increasing speed we have once again reached the start of the Specsavers County Championship season. It hasn’t been an off season without issues: the membership prices being generally unpopular with the Somerset faithful; Lee Cooper’s unexpected departure as CEO after such a short spell in charge, and the ball-tampering saga which resulted in the … [Read more...] about Alex Simpson on Somerset in the Specsavers County Championship 2018
We're staying up! After a dreadful start to the season, we won four out of our last seven, after failing to win any of our first seven. However, despite the celebrations of the last day, there has been plenty to reflect on and learn from this season. The form of Somerset’s batsmen has been a source of frustration both for management and the support. Last season, we had … [Read more...] about 2017 Season Review