Hopefully everyone out there knows by now how highly I rate the series of books on Somerset Cricketers by Stephen Hill and Barry Phillips. I’m possibly biased, given that Steve and Barry are both Inciders, but I think Somerset supporters are fortunate to have all that fascinating information available. I was won over right from the start with the first volume that began with … [Read more...] about Q&A with Stephen Hill; Joint-author of Somerset Cricketers 1946-70
At Somerset’s Media Day Steve sat down with Somerset’s captains for 2018 and talked about their hopes for the season ahead. One of the most exciting things about going into this new season for me is the youthful captaincy team. Continuing to lead Somerset in the assault on the County Championship will be the incredibly likeable and extremely talented Tom Abell, and the … [Read more...] about This is your captain calling!
This preseason is Peter Trego’s 13th since returning to Somerset way back in 2006 after a short absence away. And the ever popular Weston-Super-Mare lad looks in great nick. Not bad considering the man affectionately known as Tregs, or Trigger, or even The Weston Wonder, is one of the old guard at Taunton these days. Born in the same year that Ian Botham was slaying the Aussies … [Read more...] about Tregs still has the buzz!
On a morning when the weather was absolutely awful it was somewhat of a surprise to struggle so hard to get a parking space at the Cooper Associates County Ground. It was hammering it down and freezing cold to boot. OK there was an event in the Colin Atkinson Pavilion, which would offer one explanation for the number of vehicles. And it is the festive season – the season to be … [Read more...] about Andy Hurry: “I have come home!”
About a year ago I attended a press conference at the Cooper Associates County Ground where Somerset unveiled Chris Rogers’ replacement as club captain for 2017. The man named was, of course, Tom Abell. He was flanked by Director of Cricket Matt Maynard and Chief Executive Guy Lavender. One year on I am back at the CACG again for a press conference and there have been … [Read more...] about Tom Abell: “I want to be a successful captain!”