I remember when I was growing up and heading to the County Ground at every opportunity that I could, that the cricket season followed much the same pattern. Benson & Hedges Cup group games at the start of the season interspersed with the odd Championship game and then the regular 3-day championship format - Saturday, Monday, Tuesday - with the B&H knockouts on the … [Read more...] about So far, so good!
Somerset are straight back into County Championship action this Friday with Hampshire visiting the Cooper Associates County Ground. Hampshire got off to the best possible start beating Worcestershire at Southampton by 196 runs but since then their form has been poor. Away losses to Surrey (by 139 runs) and Notts (203 runs) sandwiching a rain affected draw with Essex. As a … [Read more...] about Hampshire v Somerset Preview (11-14 May)
If you think back to June last year and Somerset’s agonising loss to Yorkshire at Taunton it is not difficult to say that that was the result which led to the rest of the season being a struggle against relegation. Similarly, in 2016 the one wicket win over Surrey in late May which ignited the title challenge. The draw against Lancashire last weekend might well be looked … [Read more...] about Lancashire: a season defining draw?
Somerset dominated on the opening day against Lancashire at Old Trafford but the news of a broken metatarsal in Marcus Trescothick's right foot took some of the shine off the day. Somerset closed day one on 321-5, losing Steve Davies to the last ball of the day, but it was the news that arrived later this evening that has fallen heavy on all Somerset hearts. Marcus … [Read more...] about #LANvSOM: Steve Tancock’s Day One thoughts
Somerset travel to Old Trafford this week for their third match in this year’s County Championship. Buoyed by victory over the “White Rose” Somerset will be looking to inflict similar damage to the Red Rose over the bank holiday weekend. Lancashire have made a mediocre start to this year’s campaign, losing their opening two games to Notts and Essex but they showed signs of … [Read more...] about Lancashire v Somerset Preview (4-7 May)