2019 is certainly the end of an era for Somerset County Cricket Club. Marcus Trescothick has called time on a great playing career that spanned 27 years and one in which he has achieved so much. And his legend has been shaped not just by the way he performed on a cricket field but the manner he acted off it too. I enjoy to read and write about the players and characters who … [Read more...] about Tres
Season 2019 has ended with the finale somewhat dark and wet. The much-heralded title-deciding confrontation with champions elect Essex was ruined by September's showers, but there is much to ponder as the planning for 2020 is already well underway. So was 2019 a hit or miss for Somerset? Let’s discuss. Cricket can be a game of silly superstitions, particularly in club … [Read more...] about Mission accomplished…but the beat goes on!
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.)
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….!
The Vitality Blast quarter-finals were played out over the weekend and the four sides who chased totals in those games will make up the numbers for the showdown at Trent Bridge on 19th September. It will be a first ever outing at finals day for Derbyshire – who trounced Gloucestershire at Bristol on Saturday night – and they will be joined by Essex, Notts and Worcestershire. … [Read more...] about Five great things about Somerset’s 2019 Blast