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
Tension. Unbearable tension. This was the emotion felt by all Somerset fans as they watched Day Four of Middlesex vs. Yorkshire, knowing a draw would be needed for the Cidermen to finally lay their hands on that trophy, and hoist it aloft. It’s never happened in 141 years, yet there was the underlying feeling – was this to be our year? In the morning, it looked like it might … [Read more...] about County Championship 2016 by Alex Simpson
Dutch pace bowler Paul van Meekeren has signed for Somerset on a short term deal until the end of the season. The 23-year-old from Amsterdam has played 2 One Day Internationals and 15 t20s for the Dutch, some alongside fellow Netherlands and Somerset player Roelof van der Merwe. In one of these t20 internationals, he took 4-11 against Ireland to win a 2016 world cup … [Read more...] about Paul van Meekeren signs