Regular readers of these pages know I am a big fan of Sam Northeast. Now Kent have given the player permission to speak to other counties I believe Somerset should attempt to sign the 28-year-old, even though there will surely be a scramble for his services and he will be in high demand. Northeast has decided to step down as club captain of the side he has served all his … [Read more...] about Go South West, Northeast!
I do get to hear a lot of developments at the Cooper Associates County Ground prior to them actually happening, and therefore being announced via the club’s official press releases and website updates. Not everything – of course not - but a fair few things. Sometimes this can be well ahead of the official announcement, like Chris Gayle’s signing for instance, which was … [Read more...] about Bancroft signing under the radar
Somerset have signed Australian opening batsman and wicket keeper Cameron Bancroft for the 2018 season. The club hope the 25 year-old will be available for the start of the County Championship season, all of the Royal London One-Day Cup fixtures plus the six remaining Championship matches that take place after the T20 Blast group stages. Bancroft is a steady, patient batter … [Read more...] about Bancroft heads into Somerset
It’s the last few days of November. It’s cold and icy and some thoughts are with the festive season ahead. But with the 2018 cricket season fixtures now announced there will be those thinking of sunny days sipping a cold one at the Cooper Associates County Ground. And why not? Somerset fans have enjoyed incredible highs and lows in the past two seasons of the Specsavers … [Read more...] about We know the fixtures, but who will come from overseas in 2018?
After two years of failure in the t20 Blast – in which they finished 8th and 9th, winning just seven out of 25 completed games – Somerset made progress this year, scraping through to the quarter-finals on net run rate before falling to an expert Notts side. It was an unusual South Group – a number of no results and the lack of any particularly strong or weak teams meant the … [Read more...] about Somerset t20 Blast review: “Progress, but not there yet”