Nottinghamshire v Somerstet, Specsavers County Championship Division One, Trent Bridge, Nottingham, April 11th to 14th. Somerset travel to Nottingham for their second Championship game starting on Thursday with plenty for the management triumvirate of Andy Hurry, Jason Kerr and Tom Abell to think about. Never has the old adage about not changing a winning team been less … [Read more...] about Delicious Selection Difficulties
Somerset 171 and 243 beat Kent 209 and 131 by 74 runs. Champions win games like this, behind for most of the game, losing more sessions than they win but convincingly winning the crucial session. Somerset in beating many people’s favourites to go down will not draw huge comfort from their performance over the 3 days but they will from the sheer guts, spirit and will to win … [Read more...] about Champion Performance?
So how did you sleep? How did you feel when you woke up this morning? For the first time in 2019 I woke with a Somerset Cricket sized knot in my stomach ahead of the final day of the Championship opener. The simple score does not even begin to tell the story for Somerset fans - Somerset 171 and 171-7 lead Kent 209 by 133 runs. Somerset’s players will be aware as they … [Read more...] about Perfection Required
Après La Deluge! Somerset 171 All Out, 48 overs, Kent 84-2 Jason Kerr, in his post-match press conference reflected the mood of the Somerset support and it seems the dressing room after a very poor first day at Taunton. What is clear is that Somerset can ill afford another day like today in this game if they are to have any chance of emerging with anything from their … [Read more...] about Let’s Not Over-React
“But when the melancholy fit shall fall, Sudden from Heaven like a weeping cloud, That fosters the droop-headed flowers all, And hides the green hill in a shroud” John Keats, Ode to … [Read more...] about Rain Thwarts Somerset’s Opening Day Ambitions