Sometimes I find I want to write something for The Incider and it just won't come. I've been like that about James Hildreth, after all, what more is there to say. But there is no doubt in my mind that James Hildreth who deserves a huge amount of continued credit from Somerset fans but without doubt international recognition. And then a couple of things happen which means it … [Read more...] about James Hildreth – England’s No 4?
As I write this Somerset sit proudly atop the South Group of the Vitality Blast. Five wins from eight games and two wins in four days after that crushing defeat at The Oval are signs of a side that has what it takes. It is likely to be a short lived spell at the summit with Gloucestershire closing in on a win at Hove. But with over half of the group games completed Somerset … [Read more...] about Trouble at the top?
Somerset skipper Lewis Gregory put in a man of the match performance to lead his side to a comfortable win against Middlesex on a soggy Sunday afternoon, which helped in some way to brush away the disappointment of a thrashing at the hands of Surrey the previous Friday evening. It has been a black & white season for Somerset so far in this competition but this win places … [Read more...] about Captain Lewis steps up to the challenge!
Sneaking through to the quarter-finals of last season’s Blast represented an improvement for Somerset after several years of declining t20 performances. The team was flawed, especially in the areas of seam bowling and overseas players, but things started to click after 2016’s bottom-placed finish. This season, Somerset have made a good start, winning three of their first … [Read more...] about T20 – my thoughts so far by Dan Kingdom
Back in April I wrote an article asking what constitutes success for Somerset this season. Read that article here. I promised to revisit it halfway through the season so here we are. Back in April, I suggested that we need to see progression in 2018 in the context of young players coming through. I stand by that and while I don't think we have yet seen the next generation … [Read more...] about What constitutes success – revisted