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
There was some bright news emanating from a rather soggy and otherwise dull Cooper Associates County Ground on day one of the last game of 2019, and that was that three Somerset lads will be representing England in New Zealand before the end of the year. Firstly Jack Leach has deservedly retained his place in the Test team having been named in a 15-man squad for a two-match … [Read more...] about International bright young things….(cont.)
Thursday 26th September 2019 will be a notable day for Somerset County Cricket Club. It could be the day that Somerset finally break their duck and win the County Championship; it could already have been won, or quite possibly lost against a highly-talented Essex side. Regardless of whether the title is lifted for the first time in 124 years, or whether Somerset finish … [Read more...] about Tres & Tregs: A Personal Celebration