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
Somerset have announced that the new pavilion at the County Ground is set to open and be unveiled to the press on 20th November. The chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board, Colin Graves, will perform the opening ceremony. This pavilion is an investment of £3.9m by the club and replaces the old pavilion that was demolished at the end of the 2014 season. This new … [Read more...] about Work on the new pavilion making great progress