Brian Rose is the man that Alec Stewart calls ‘Mr Somerset’. One of the most endearing images I hold from my childhood days watching Somerset County Cricket Club was the sight of our two ‘blond bombshells’ walking out to open the batting in an era before the wearing of helmets became mandatory. Brian Rose – the captain of the crew - strolling out to the middle with … [Read more...] about Cider & Rosey
Somerset head to the south coast, and the delights of Hove, looking to make it five wins out of five games across two formats and continue their fine start to the 2019 season. Having won their first two County Championship games, Somerset and their hosts on Wednesday, Sussex, are two of four sides who have won both of their first two games in the southern division of The … [Read more...] about Somerset aim for high five!
Somerset have made a fine start to the 2019 season with wins against Kent and Nottinghamshire meaning the side enjoy an early spell at the summit of the top tier of the County Championship. But the next four-day game will not be until 14th May when champions Surrey visit the Cooper Associates County Ground. In the meantime Somerset will play all eight qualifying games in … [Read more...] about Jason Kerr: “The way we have operated has been outstanding!”
Jack Leach believes Somerset are “not far away” from mounting a winning Championship campaign despite Surrey’s dominance in 2018. Speaking at the club’s media day prior to the season start he also said he never takes his Somerset or England places for granted. “It’s a league where every team starts on nought,” he says, “and that’s the same for Surrey, Somerset and the other … [Read more...] about Talk Talk… Jack Leach
For me it always felt like Jack Brooks was destined to one day play for Somerset. In his younger days as a highly-promising fast bowler plying his trade for Northants there was talk of interest from the cider county but nothing materialised. Then, when he did opt to move on and develop his career, he went north not south and joined Yorkshire, enjoying a highly successful time … [Read more...] about Talk Talk… Jack Brooks