Like a lot of Somerset supporters I am taking a close look at the Lewis Gregory contract situation at the moment, or as close as we can. But I am not overly concerned that he has yet to extend his current deal. That is not to say I don’t rate Lewis Gregory, far from it in fact. Lewis is one of the most precocious talents in English cricket and a vital player for us and one I … [Read more...] about Lewis: let’s apply a little logic!
Somerset’s Q&A sessions are always a valuable source of information from the club; the latest one contained a few useful titbits. Andy Hurry began with a review of the season so far – he was obviously very pleased with how Somerset won their opening two County Championship matches, and showed resilience to draw with Lancashire. There was of course disappointment that the … [Read more...] about Q&A feedback
Tuesday evening, for the first time in a long time I entered a temporary, self-imposed Twitter ban, fearful that I would say something I would later regret. The cause of the fume, Kent County Cricket Club. I'd like to think that after over fifty years of supporting Somerset I've become accustomed to defeat and am pretty good at dealing with it. I've got my Dad to thank for … [Read more...] about Kent: one defeat too many!
I remember when I was growing up and heading to the County Ground at every opportunity that I could, that the cricket season followed much the same pattern. Benson & Hedges Cup group games at the start of the season interspersed with the odd Championship game and then the regular 3-day championship format - Saturday, Monday, Tuesday - with the B&H knockouts on the … [Read more...] about So far, so good!
The next volume of the superb Somerset Cricketers series is about to be published. Does anyone know who the kid on the front cover is? The authors have asked for our help in tracking him down so that they can present him with a copy. No fake claims from anyone wanting a freebie, please! He'd be well into his sixties now but maybe he is reading this or someone recognizes him. … [Read more...] about Can you name the Somerset fan?