We will be running a live blog from 7pm this evening keeping you up to date with all that is going on in both North and South groups and how it affects Somerset as the quarter-finals take shape. Early news is that Essex are going well at Chelmsford, 75-1 off 8.2 while Gloucs are struggling at 33-2off 7 at the Aegas. Surrey who need to win and hope Sussex lose have … [Read more...] about Vitality Blast Last Round As It Happens
It is a very welcome return to Championship action for Somerset on Sunday as we continue to pursue the Holy Grail of that elusive first championship win. No one is under any illusions that it is going to take a real effort to haul in an unbeaten Surrey side who are 34 points and two wins better off than Somerset from the same number of games. White ball has been fun despite … [Read more...] about Red Ball is back – a championship tilt?
Well played Kent. There really is nothing more to say. I'm not sure how this happens but it is now eleven - yes ELEVEN - in a row for the boys from the Garden of England against Somerset in T20 cricket. It was so nice to wake up this morning to the now customary taunting from the Kent faithful. I still find it extremely weird that supporters of other counties follow The Incider … [Read more...] about Sorry Kent, but we’re not hopping mad
The debate about the details of the format of The Hundred is, in my opinion, a distraction, and possibly a deliberate diversion, fascinating and hard-to-understand though the undecided format is. It is control which is being sought, with independent minded counties being an inconvenient historical relic to a central board whose primary concern appears to be about their … [Read more...] about Stephen Hubbard: “Will the franchises control how many games “their” players play before their season?”
Top of the South Group heading into the last few days of the preliminary stages, on a six game winning streak and having just comfortably beaten the team they are pursuing in Division One of the County Championship it has been a very, very good fortnight for Somerset County Cricket Club. In itself a six-game winning run is something to be celebrated in a competition where … [Read more...] about Post Surrey: Whatever way they need to win, they can win