Happy Birthday Dad

Could there have been a better time and place to be growing up if you were a cricket-mad kid than Somerset in the seventies? Could I have been luckier to have shared all my formative life experiences with my Dad? His passing left a huge void in my life in so many ways but I feel it most at the end of any day’s play for Somerset.

Thanks to Steve Jennings and the wonderful people at The Incider I’ve found that writing about Somerset cricket has helped to a certain extent fill that gap.

Today would have been his 89th birthday so I wanted to write something for him. So I’ve been mulling over his favourite Somerset players of all time (with a bit of poetic licence) and have come up with the following XI.

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Meanwhile, Elsewhere

So, disappointingly, no Somerset game to write about in the diary today and not wanting to get too carried away with the build-up to Saturday’s Finals Day, I thought I would have a look around what happened elsewhere in the County Championship today.

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TMS and County Cricket

It seems almost a heresy to even think this but after listening on and off to the Test Match Special coverage of the opening day of the first test of the summer I’m pretty disturbed by the underlying attitude of the programme to county cricket. 

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