Somerset made it a fourth win from four in all formats with an emphatic nine-wicket victory over Middlesex at Uxbridge last night (Friday). New overseas signing Luke Ronchi was barely needed as the cider county restricted Middlesex to 171 on a good batting surface before chasing down their target with two overs and nine wickets to spare. Missing key batsman Dawid Malan … [Read more...] about NatWest T20 Blast Middlesex v Somerset: Bowlers, Allenby ensure Somerset win at a canter
Johann Myburgh hit his first t20 half-century for Somerset to help beat Gloucestershire by 5 wickets at Bristol, where Somerset have not lost in any format since 2011. Earlier, all of Somerset’s bowlers contributed to restrict the cider county’s local rivals to 165 for 8 on a slow pitch. Derby days are one of the highlights of the county cricket calendar, and would certainly … [Read more...] about NatWest T20 Blast Gloucestershire v Somerset: Myburgh secures shaky Somerset win
Somerset ventured to the nation’s capital on Wednesday evening to play city whizz kids Middlesex in the NatWest T20 Blast, fresh from two straight wins against Hampshire & Sussex. Those successes made it 3 wins in 6 games for the west country team and a fourth victory looked a foregone conclusion for the visitors as the Londoners had lost 6 in 6. But, of course, nothing is … [Read more...] about T20: No joy of Middlesex in the city for Somerset
So like it or don’t like it there is a new dawn on the horizon for the T20 domestic game in 2014, the 12th season for the 20-over format. There is a bit more razzamatazz with a new competition name, the T20 Blast, aimed at giving the competition a similarly exciting and easy-to-market identity as Australia’s ‘Big Bash’. There is a new sponsor with NatWest taking over the reins … [Read more...] about Blast off time for the NatWest T20!