My head is all over the place at the moment. I am eating drinking and sleeping Somerset County Cricket Club! More specifically SCCC’s quest for our first ever County Championship. That campaign may be in its second hiatus of the season, this time for the first phase of the Vitality Blast but I cannot shift focus from red ball to white ball. The last time we had a break … [Read more...] about Is It Just Me?
It has been a tough few days for Somerset’s players and supporters. But we move on and today there was the wonderful news that Lewis Gregory (albeit apparently as a standby for James Anderson) and Jack Leach have both been called into the 13-man squad to play Ireland next week and the “pre-Ashes camp” the following week. Thoroughly deserved in both cases. Lewis’ availability … [Read more...] about International Bright Young Things
OK, it came as a bit of a shock to many but, I am not being smug here, not so much to me. There had been something blowing in the wind for a couple of weeks and I'm glad it is now clarified. Heading North - Dom Bess is joining Yorkshire Vikings on loan for the start of the T20 Blast The facts are that Dom Bess will be part of the Yorkshire Vikings T20 squad for the first … [Read more...] about Reaction – Dom Bess T20 Loan
Everything evolves, but so to does everything erode if we aren’t careful. If we don’t look after our bodies, our bodies will struggle to survive the test if time. As a cricket coach who specialises in batting, I see the same happening in the world of batting, or batsmanship. Obviously, the modern cricketer may well call me a dinosaur, although anyone that works with me will … [Read more...] about The Future of Batting: Julian Wyatt
2019 is a year of some momentous anniversaries, not least the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings. It's also the 40th Anniversary of Somerset's first silverware and it's forty-five years since the 1974 season, when a promising group of cricketing hopefuls first hit the scene. That was the year when there were three debutants at Somerset. It's arguably the county's best … [Read more...] about Somerset Cricketers 1971-2000: 1974 season