Somerset are straight back into County Championship action this Friday with Hampshire visiting the Cooper Associates County Ground.
If you think back to June last year and Somerset’s agonising loss to Yorkshire at Taunton it is not difficult to say that that was the result which led to the rest of the season being a struggle against relegation. Similarly, in 2016 the one-wicket win over Surrey in late May which ignited the title challenge.
Somerset dominated on the opening day against Lancashire at Old Trafford but the news of a broken metatarsal in Marcus Trescothick’s right foot took some of the shine off the day.
An unbeaten 54 by Somerset opener Marcus Trescothick saw Somerset to 113 for the loss of Matt Renshaw at lunch on he opening day at Old Trafford.
First published on the previous version of this blog before it was updated. Wanted to add it as it shows how far Somerset have come in a month.
Somerset travel to Old Trafford this week for their third match in this year’s County Championship. Buoyed by victory over the “White Rose” Somerset will be looking to inflict similar damage to the Red Rose over the bank holiday weekend.
In mid-June last year I was at Islands of Adventure in Orlando totally distracted by the events at Taunton where Somerset agonisingly fell agonisingly 3 runs short in their pursuit of 262 to beat Yorkshire. For most of the rest of the season it seemed those 3 runs but be what condemned Somerset to relegation from Division 1 of The County Championship for the first time in 10 years.
I have neglected my photography for too long. Since passing my OU course in Digital Photography last year counter-intuitively I’ve done less photography than at any time in the last three years. Well, all that is about to change!
I am seriously thinking about giving up playing fantasy football and cricket. judging by the injuries suffered by my players in the last week.
Many years ago I thought it would be a good idea, at the end of the cricket season, to run a half-marathon. It went reasonably well and I decided to have a go at a triathlon and that went well too. But that was over 20 years ago.