When I think back to the things that have most disappointed me supporting Somerset then there are a few highlights. There are all those second-placed finishes and cup final defeats of course. The so-called Battle of Shepton Mallet and the subsequent public fallout which led to three of my boyhood heroes to leave Somerset, particularly I.T. Botham. And the horrible injury to … [Read more...] about Is it time for transfer fees in cricket?
Somerset skipper Lewis Gregory put in a man of the match performance to lead his side to a comfortable win against Middlesex on a soggy Sunday afternoon, which helped in some way to brush away the disappointment of a thrashing at the hands of Surrey the previous Friday evening. It has been a black & white season for Somerset so far in this competition but this win places … [Read more...] about Captain Lewis steps up to the challenge!
Somerset head up the M5 today for their third match in this season’s Vitality Blast and their first away from Taunton. In the first two games the cider county showed their Jeckyl & Hyde tendencies having played a part in two comprehensive one-sided affairs. Last Friday Peter Trego starred as today’s hosts, Gloucestershire, were put to the sword but it was a different affair … [Read more...] about ‘Jeckyl & Hyde’ Somerset target Friday 13th win
Alexander William Rodgerson Barrow was born in Bath on 6th May 1992. He wore the Wyvern from 2011, when he made his first team debut for Somerset in the County Championship against Hampshire, having played through the youth sides from Under 11 to Under 17. Raised in Frome he was from a keen sporting family: “My earliest memories of cricket were at Frome CC, where my dad … [Read more...] about He Wore The Wyvern: Alex Barrow
There has been a mutually beneficial association between King’s College and Somerset County Cricket Club for many years. Based in South Road in Taunton, this independent secondary and boarding school has been producing county cricketers for Somerset for over one hundred years and they are going stronger than ever. Among the first to represent the cider county were identical … [Read more...] about Enhancing King’s: Phil Lewis of King’s College