Royal London One Day Cup, Final, Lord's, 25th May 2019 Somerset 245-4 (Banton 69, Hildreth 69* beat Hampshire 244-8 (J Overton 3-48, T Abell 2-19, J Davey 2-28) by 6 wickets Somerset, One Day Cup Winners 2019 Did anyone else feel it? There was a weight on the shoulders of Somerset cricket on Friday. A weight of expectation, the weight of surely not again, a weight of … [Read more...] about It’s Been Emotional
Somerset head to Lords for the final of the One Day Cup on Saturday. Tom Abell and his team will be facing the current holders of the competition - a side who I predicted at the start of the competition would struggle to repeat their success of last season! The same Hampshire who only a couple of weeks ago inflicted a comprehensive defeat in the group game at Taunton. But … [Read more...] about Excitement, Anticipation, Memories
Dare to DreamCounty Championship Division One, Taunton, Day 3- Somerset 209 and 164 (Overton 36, Norwell 7-41)Warwickshire 135 (C Overton 5-31) and 189 (Hain 92*) beat Warwickshire by 49 runs Looking back at a scorecard of this game at the end of the season or in years to come a 49-run victory in a low scoring game like this will seem pretty comprehensive. And it was. … [Read more...] about Dare To Dream?
County Championship Division One, Taunton, Day 2 - Warwickshire 135 (C Overton 5-31) and 103-6 (Hain 43*) require 136 runs to beat Somerset 209 and 164 (Overton 36, Norwell 7-41) A day which started with more questions than answers; how would the pitch behave on day 2, what the Somerset approach would be in their second innings, how would Tres fare with the … [Read more...] about Time for Calm Heads
County Championship Division One, Taunton, Day 1 - Warwickshire 110-7 (C Overton 3-25) trail Somerset 209 all out (Extras 47, Davey 36, O Hannon-Dalby 5-18)) by 99 runs Somerset would under most circumstances have been very happy to adjourn at lunch on the first day of a championship game with 143 runs at a shade under 5 an over. The problem was that they had lost 7 wickets … [Read more...] about The Green Green Grass of Home