I have to put on my rose-tinted spectacles with four games remaining; although Surrey are the clear leaders, with a 32 point lead over Somerset, I’m sure I am not the only supporter trying to work out how we can overtake them. For a brief moment, I’ll have a long cold look at the most daunting prospect remaining. The disheartening aspect is the substantial beating we took … [Read more...] about A time for optimism
The beauty and the torture of championship cricket is that your perspective as a very biased bystander is constantly being twisted and turned. The third and fourth days of Somerset’s championship game against Yorkshire epitomised this in ample proportions. To try to reflect my feelings over the two days I’ve attempted to put a confidence rating CR ™️ as the two days progressed … [Read more...] about Somerset see off Yorkshire to stay in touch
Those of you who follow us on Twitter or visit our Facebook page will know that we were planning on writing something in the aftermath of the "Tom Curran Affair”. It is clear from the feedback I’ve received that it has divided opinion among Somerset supporters. But it appears that the two clubs have acted together and carried out an investigation from which they concluded … [Read more...] about Peasants? Always have been, always will be!
The great thing about the current format of the Vitality Blast t20 is that when the chips are down the next games come at you fast and furious and a few favourable results can transform any counties campaign, and that is certainly the case with Somerset. Think back to that dark evening of Friday 27th July and that defeat in a farcical 10-over ‘slogathon’ against Surrey. That … [Read more...] about Mybs and Merv take Somerset top!
When I think back to the things that have most disappointed me supporting Somerset then there are a few highlights. There are all those second-placed finishes and cup final defeats of course. The so-called Battle of Shepton Mallet and the subsequent public fallout which led to three of my boyhood heroes to leave Somerset, particularly I.T. Botham. And the horrible injury to … [Read more...] about Is it time for transfer fees in cricket?