I have been quite frustrated and ultimately critical of the approach to batting in red ball cricket in the modern game. The white ball format is exciting and fearless. Red ball cricket, by virtue of its extended timescales demands a variety of approaches. Sometimes, the white ball skills have their place. There are times when they do not, yet are still applied. I do not believe … [Read more...] about ‘A batsman transcending eras and formats’ by Julian Wyatt
The Vitality Blast t20 begins on Thursday, in its last proper season before the dreaded, horrific, Hundred is forced down cricket fans throats by the ECB in their attempt to do something no successful business has done before: appeal to a new market by deliberately isolating the vast majority of your current one. Somerset start with two away games at Glamorgan (Thursday … [Read more...] about Vitality Blast: The team?
Essex 216 all out (Cook 80, Leach 3-30, J Overton 3-43) & 164-6 (Cook 47, Groenewald 3-39) lead Somerset 131 all out (Abell 36, Porter 5-51, Beard 4-23) by 249 runs with 4 wickets remaining. Somerset’s bowlers bowled valiantly to get their side back on track on day two of the Specsavers County Championship Division One game at Chelmsford after the visitors had been … [Read more...] about Groeners offers Somerset hope
Dennis Silk has died at the age of 87. This is an extract from 'Somerset Cricketers 1946-1970' by Stephen Hill and Barry Phillips, written when Dennis Silk was 85 years old and two years before his death. Dennis Raoul Whitehall Silk was born on 8 October 1931 in Eureka, California. His father, Claude Whitehall Silk, was married to Louise Emelda Dumoret. Often referred to … [Read more...] about He Served: Dennis Silk
It had to happen sometime. Even the most optimistic Somerset supporter wouldn’t have been expecting us to go through the season undefeated. It is undeniably annoying that we had to lose to that lot (I’m not going to dignify our near neighbours any further), and incredibly frustrating that we succumbed yet again to the pitch preparation “issues” that Bristol seems to provide in … [Read more...] about Opportunity Knocks