We are now less than 24 hours away from Somerset’s first LVCC game of the season and I’m sure like we are, you are raring to go!
As we all know starting well in the County Championship hasn’t always been our forte and it is important with some difficult fixtures coming up that the Cidermen really start well.
Alviro Peterson has just landed in Taunton from South Africa for his second season at Somerset. On the official club website he said:
“We have an interesting season ahead of us and as a team we have certain goals, just the same as every other county, we want to play well, we want to win and win a trophy and want to have guys playing for England so its no different for us.
“However it’s about taking all of these goals and putting them into one and that is to be successful as a county and we can do it because we have got good players, a lovely ground, fantastic supporters, this is a great place to play cricket and that is why I am back!”
“I love playing cricket here and I love the Somerset supporters and the way that they get behind the team and the interaction with them. Everything here is so positive and I look forward to contributing once more this season.”
Somerset have had a really good pre-season with batsman scoring runs and bowlers taking wickets, which is positive for the upcoming season.
The Somerset squad: Marcus Trescothick (capt), James Hildreth (vice capt), Nick Compton, George Dockrell, Lewis Gregory, Chris Jones, Craig Kieswetter, Craig Meschede, Johann Myburgh, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, Alviro Petersen, Alfonso Thomas and Pete Trego.
Yorkshire have had an equally busy Pre-season with a tour to Sri-lanka and many pre-season games.
The Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie said on the official Yorkshire CCC website said:
“Somerset are a very good side and they have some excellent players,” .“We are under no illusions that it’s going to be anything other than very tough work.
“They are well led by Marcus. He’s had an operation on his ankle over the winter and I know how excited he is about the season ahead. They’ve good some very good youngsters and some good experienced cricketers. It’s going to be a very tough challenge but we feel that if we get our skills right we can put up a pretty good show against them.”
The Yorkshire team will be with out most of there international players out: Joe Root (injury carried forward from the world cup) , Jonny Bairstow and Tim Bresnan. However they still have a strong team with New Zealand international Kane Williamson, Adil Rashid and Garry Ballance all big game changers
The Yorkshire squad for tomorrows’ game is: Andrew Gale ©, Andrew Hodd (wk), Moin Ashraf, Gary Ballance, Jack Brooks, Alex Lees, Adam Lyth, Steve Patterson, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Ryan Sidebottom, Kane Williamson.
The In-cider will post regular updates on its Twitter account (@The_Incider) followed by pictures and a review of the days play on the website.