County Championship Division One, Somerset v Surrey, Taunton, Day 2, Somerset 243-5 trail Surrey 380 All Out by 137 runs with 5 first innings wickets remaining, A game worthy of last season’s top two is unfolding at Taunton. After two days there is very little to choose between the two sides with each having had periods of ascendancy throughout the first two … [Read more...] about Mixed Fortunes, Mixed Emotions
County Championship Division One, Somerset v Surrey, Taunton, Day 1 Surrey 330-6, Gregory 3-44 There are days in championship cricket that are like this. Attritional days when the toss, luck, wicket goes against you. But these days are at the end of the season as important as those where everything goes right and you run through the opposition or bat serenely all day. The … [Read more...] about Decisions, Determination, Destiny?
While Somerset do not face a Champions League Semi-final second leg sized task over the next three days it is undeniable that they have made the task of progressing to the One Day Cup final considerably harder than it should have been. After opening the campaign with four straight wins a home tie in either of the knockout rounds was the least we all hoped for, but successive … [Read more...] about To Travel Hopefully
With two rounds of both the North and South groups of the one-day cup left the top three qualification places are still some way from being decided. Somerset’s position is pretty clear however, win their remaining two games and they will, by virtue of their superior net run rate, top the group and qualify for the home semi-final berth. The two remaining games are against … [Read more...] about Selection Decisions Crucial
The Royal London One Day Cup at the Half-Way Point Just over a week into this year’s 50 over competition – time to reflect. Somerset’s progress while not entirely serene has seen them bat first in each of their games and win all four. After opening with a 264-run demolition of last season’s beaten finalists Kent, a sweet and all-to-rare win in recent times in … [Read more...] about 100% after 50% of the 50