My head is all over the place at the moment. I am eating drinking and sleeping Somerset County Cricket Club! More specifically SCCC’s quest for our first ever County Championship. That campaign may be in its second hiatus of the season, this time for the first phase of the Vitality Blast but I cannot shift focus from red ball to white ball. The last time we had a break … [Read more...] about Is It Just Me?
Vitality Blast, South Group, Cardiff - Somerset 181-2 (18 overs, Banton 64, Trego 47*, Babar Azam 35, Hildreth 24) beat Glamorgan 180-5 (20 overs, Van Der Merwe 2-17) by 8 wickets Tom Banton, Somerset’s Tom Banton is a very special talent. We have known this for a while but have tried to temper our excitement for fear of over-burdening young Tom with expectation. But I can … [Read more...] about Banton Weight!
It has been a tough few days for Somerset’s players and supporters. But we move on and today there was the wonderful news that Lewis Gregory (albeit apparently as a standby for James Anderson) and Jack Leach have both been called into the 13-man squad to play Ireland next week and the “pre-Ashes camp” the following week. Thoroughly deserved in both cases. Lewis’ availability … [Read more...] about International Bright Young Things
Specsavers County Championship Division One, Headingley, Leeds – Somerset 196 (J Overton 52* K Maharaj 7-52) and 251 (Banton 63, Abell 53) lost to Yorkshire 520 All Out (Balance 111, Kohler-Cadmore 102, Brook 101, Bess 4-130) by an innings and 73 runs. “Comprehensively Outplayed” Not my words, those of captain Tom Abell in his post-match interview. And it pretty much sums … [Read more...] about September’s Unfinished Business
Specsavers County Championship Division One, Headingley, Leeds – Somerset 196 (J Overton 52* K Maharaj 7-52) and 159-4 (Banton 58*, Abell 53) trail Yorkshire 520 All Out (Balance 111, Kohler-Cadmore 102, Brook 101, Bess 4-130) by 165 runs with 6 wickets remaining. After a chastening first two days which saw Somerset staring at the unpleasant prospect of an innings defeat … [Read more...] about Still Fighting