Murali Vijay is set to make his debut for second-placed Somerset against third-placed Yorkshire at the Cooper Associates County Ground starting Tuesday, with his new team keen to avenge an innings defeat in the reverse fixture in Leeds in July. But more than that the title-chasing home team are in the hunt for points sitting just two behind Essex who occupy the top … [Read more...] about Hey Mr Vijay….!
Somerset will look to return to winning ways in the Vitality Blast when they face old foes Surrey at The Cooper Associates County Ground on Friday evening having lost three consecutive games in highly-disappointing fashion. The Royal London One Day cup winners would have gone into this campaign in good spirits and looking to go further than last season where they made … [Read more...] about Somerset Looking to Blast Off
Vitality Blast, South Group, Cardiff - Somerset 181-2 (18 overs, Banton 64, Trego 47*, Babar Azam 35, Hildreth 24) beat Glamorgan 180-5 (20 overs, Van Der Merwe 2-17) by 8 wickets Tom Banton, Somerset’s Tom Banton is a very special talent. We have known this for a while but have tried to temper our excitement for fear of over-burdening young Tom with expectation. But I can … [Read more...] about Banton Weight!
Specsavers County Championship Division One, Headingley, Leeds – Somerset 196 (J Overton 52* K Maharaj 7-52) and 251 (Banton 63, Abell 53) lost to Yorkshire 520 All Out (Balance 111, Kohler-Cadmore 102, Brook 101, Bess 4-130) by an innings and 73 runs. “Comprehensively Outplayed” Not my words, those of captain Tom Abell in his post-match interview. And it pretty much sums … [Read more...] about September’s Unfinished Business
Specsavers County Championship Division One, Headingley, Leeds – Somerset 196 (J Overton 52* K Maharaj 7-52) and 159-4 (Banton 58*, Abell 53) trail Yorkshire 520 All Out (Balance 111, Kohler-Cadmore 102, Brook 101, Bess 4-130) by 165 runs with 6 wickets remaining. After a chastening first two days which saw Somerset staring at the unpleasant prospect of an innings defeat … [Read more...] about Still Fighting