Spencer Bishop is the winner of The Incider’s 2019 Bravo award. This is an annual award to pay tribute to the people or persons who have gone the extra mile and made a significant contribution to the cause for Somerset supporters. The winners could be players, club officials, staff members, supporters or press representatives. Previous winners include Lewis Gregory, Ben … [Read more...] about Bravo 2019: Spencer Bishop
Somerset managed to win nine County Championship games in 2019, our most in a season since 2007, but there was a perception that this was despite, not because of, our batting. This is certainly upheld by the statistics – at 24.99, Somerset had the second lowest runs per wicket of all Division One teams, with only Nottinghamshire below us on 22.78. The highest was Hampshire’s … [Read more...] about Somerset County Championship Batting Review 2019
2019 is certainly the end of an era for Somerset County Cricket Club. Marcus Trescothick has called time on a great playing career that spanned 27 years and one in which he has achieved so much. And his legend has been shaped not just by the way he performed on a cricket field but the manner he acted off it too. I enjoy to read and write about the players and characters who … [Read more...] about Tres
Season 2019 has ended with the finale somewhat dark and wet. The much-heralded title-deciding confrontation with champions elect Essex was ruined by September's showers, but there is much to ponder as the planning for 2020 is already well underway. So was 2019 a hit or miss for Somerset? Let’s discuss. Cricket can be a game of silly superstitions, particularly in club … [Read more...] about Mission accomplished…but the beat goes on!
Any season where Somerset wins a trophy must be deemed a success. So 2019 was a successful season and I am very, very proud of everyone at the Club because everyone contributes along the line. This time last year I wrote “It’s batting that makes the difference!” and this remains as true for this season as it did for last. I don’t think I am sticking my head out … [Read more...] about First Reflections by Stephen Hubbard