Somerset has announced Guy Lavender’s replacement as the next Chief Executive of the club to be Lee Cooper, who is 37 years old and the founder of Cooper Associates, a local and highly successful business that has close links to the club as name sponsors of the County Ground. Mr Cooper has a keen interest in professional and recreational cricket and was a player that … [Read more...] about Lee Cooper the right fit as the next CEO
Somerset have been selected for TV coverage as part of by Sky TV’s 2017 schedule and will initially feature in four games aired by the subscription broadcaster starting in nine days’ time when Surrey visit the Cooper Associates County Ground for a 50-over tie. There will also be three games in the Nat West T20 Blast too in July and August. The confirmed dates are: … [Read more...] about Somerset games on TV in 2017
Some good news emanated from the CACG on Tuesday afternoon when Somerset announced that James Hildreth has extended his contract with the Club by another four years and will be a Somerset player until at least 2021. The ever-popular top order batter first played for Somerset in 2003 with his first-class debut being a County Championship match against Derbyshire. It was an … [Read more...] about Hildy will stick around for four more!
Somerset have today issued a club statement on the proposed ECB reforms for Cricket and, among many elements, includes the club supporting the city based franchise T20 tournament. The full statement is available on the official website with link here. I am meeting Somerset Chairman Andy Nash on Thursday to interview him for The Incider and will consider asking any questions … [Read more...] about Somerset show their hand on ECB reforms
Somerset have announced the signing of South African Dean Elgar as their overseas player for 2017. The left-handed top order batsman appears to be a like-for-like replacement for the departing Chris Rogers who has since retired from all forms of the game. This will be the international batsman’s second stint as a Somerset player having been at Taunton briefly in 2013 playing … [Read more...] about Dean Elgar is back