The Bravo is an annual award made to the person (or persons) who have made a significant contribution to the cause for Somerset CCC supporters. The winning recipient could be a player, club official, fellow supporter who has gone the extra mile, a member of the press – in fact, anyone who has championed Somerset County Cricket Club for the benefit and pleasure of our … [Read more...] about Bravo 2018: Stephen Hill & Barry Phillips
There are a few crumbs of comfort for the cricket fan during this most depressing time of the year. The imminent announcement of next season’s fixtures and the overseas cricket especially with Somerset having such a heavy representation in the various England squads. And of course there is the ongoing debate about the future structure of first class cricket. But at this time of … [Read more...] about 2018: April – the only showers were of wickets at Taunton
After consultation with the counties, the ECB have announced a new structure for county cricket from 2020 onwards. Most of the changes were rumoured, but there are a couple of curveballs in there as well. I’m not convinced these alterations will benefit English cricket. When the County Championship was two Divisions of 9, every team played every other team an even number of … [Read more...] about Dan Kingdom: County Cricket’s latest structure – good for the game?
Could there have been a better time and place to be growing up if you were a cricket-mad kid than Somerset in the seventies? Could I have been luckier to have shared all my formative life experiences with my Dad? His passing left a huge void in my life in so many ways but I feel it most at the end of any day's play for Somerset. Thanks to Steve Jennings and the wonderful … [Read more...] about Happy birthday Dad by Steve Tancock
It is a given that to win a game of cricket you must take twenty wickets. I cannot dispute that. But in terms of winning the County Championship, the quality or rather the sheer weight of a team’s batting makes a far, far bigger difference. Just look at the tables: In Division 1 the range of batting points accumulated is big. From the highest points total (by Surrey of … [Read more...] about It’s batting that makes the difference!