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A Day in History
The Nash dream has become a reality and Taunton has international cricket. Sportnetwork celebrate by taking the site offline all day for server maintenance but we are finally on to celebrate a day in Taunton history.
After the debacle that is Somerset's Championship season continues with a defeat to Yorkshire we move seamlessly into a 50 over quarter final (mostly because it's the only day SKY haven't got a World Championship game to cover) and we welcome Notts to a pretty sparse Taunton (under 4000 tickets sold as of yesterday I heard) at 10:30 on a Tuesday. Who will play? Who won't play? The sun is out and we start at 11:00
Where are we?
As I am on my way back to Bicknoller Towers in less than three days and the site requires an update I was going to muse on where we are. Then I logged on to the aftermath of the Middlesex CC1 game and found out that Farmer White had already done that for me including some musings on the current state of the 'War on Terror' added in. So...... with 'Farmer's indulgence.....
The Only Way is Through Essex 2 50
The big game between the two front runners in this side of the draw. If you win you are on for an immediate home semi. If you don't... well you aren't. Steve Davies is having a fitness test this morning. It will be interesting to look at the batting line-up given Johan Myburgh going all out on Friday AND Hose's ton. Somerset won the toss and will bowl. Steve davies is in and with Dean Elgar back in South Africa for some awards ceremony it is likely that Johann Myburgh will get a second one dayer to put his wares on display.
v Hampshire 50
Sorry Jim. I may put the kibosh on the winning run by turning up too early though I won't get there until 1pm. Absolutely beautiful day here in Taunton
As we need an update and I usuallyt at this time provide the master version of Grockles Wisden entry for the year (it is becoming a weirdly regular thing now). We now sem to be the voice of Omani cricket eaxh year. We were there in 2016, have returned in 2017 and have already been contracted to return again in 2018. I usuallly leave this until I have a quick update to do and will cover it with a story later this week I hope if I get to the Hampshire one dayer. But here it is. The editors did an excellent job with this one I am not sorry to say.
Exciting opportunity or Graves mistake?
Somerset v the ECB? At the beginning of a possibly record making season for the county, we look at the changes that the ECB are determined to make to the world of cricket as we know it and ask.... opportunity or the death knell of a century or more of cricket history.
The following statement was made by the club at 4pm
New Year, New Captain is 2017 the one?
Welcome to 2017 everyone. The club skipper Tom Abell will welcome you I am sure as will the rest of the squad who have all been stating their desire to get on with this season after having a good go at winning the CC1 for the first time last summer. What are the prospects and what are we in store for... so many years of promise that haven't delivered. Is this the one that will?
So......... Shall we review?
So Matthew Maynard is not going anywhere any time soon. Sorry those of little faith.... it seems he did have a plan after all.