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
The simple answer is yes. At this point last year I would have said no. Flat pitches at home, an inconsistent side, and slow starts to the season put this out of reach, as well as a weak mental approach. However, the arrival of Chris Rogers changed the team, with his approach strengthening the side’s mentality, as well as getting results pitches produced at the Cooper … [Read more...] about Can Somerset win the County Championship?
As the cricket season rapidly approaches, talk turns to the XI that will begin in each competition. Naturally, this leads on to the overseas debate - who should the club be looking to sign, in the t20 Blast, in order to bolster the squad. Last year, it was Gayle (a disappointment), Jayawardene (better in the RLODC than the t20) and Yasir Arafat (let's not go there). Somerset's … [Read more...] about “I don’t feel the need… the need for Overseas”
With the team heading off to desert Springs today (Monday 6th March) thoughts will be firmly focused on the new season. Somerset have a new Championship captain of course and here Alex Simpson offers his views on Tom Abell. On the 21st December, it was confirmed, to some supporter’s surprise, that Tom Abell will be the new Four Day Captain of Somerset CCC. The impressive … [Read more...] about #VeryAbell – A New Dawn At Somerset