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Glamorgan plus one T20
A vague Southern group and a set of vague Somerset performances in terms of consistency create a 'must win' atmosphere at Taunton today. Glamorgan have a more certain future than we do but it seems two wins will put us through to the knock out stage.
'Surrey Week' T20 onto CC1
After the T20 yesterday we return to Championship after 56 days of 'summer' today. Deep grey clouds and rain possible. Old hands return after self imposed exiles because of the short form stuff and some of our Boys get back into their seasons. This is a BIG game.
"Crack on and hope" T20 v Middlesex
Wet weather cuts the Sunday game down to 16 overs and a 4o'clock start. Somerset will field first. Anderson is playing
Last Women's cricket - S.Africa v Oz and Glammy later
The last women's international before we get our home back from the ICC 'you can't come in without a ticket/credentials' crew. Not a lot to play for in terms of qualifying (and not facing Australia in the next round). The Saffers have never beaten the Aussie women though so there's that. Later we rock up to the 'Big Empty' that is the SWALEC for a Blast match without Corey Anderson (not playing at Uxbridge either) but where Tom Banton may make his first appearance.
A little more women's cricket in my life NZ v West Indies
Not quite heaving at Taunton today but as it is close to the end of the summer term there are a lot of primary school trips in for this one. They may not be here long because the Windies women have made Somerset's under-achievement with the bat look like 'Slogfest Central'. Bowled out for 48 by South Africa on Sunday they were 15 for 2 by 10:45 before a lot of the kids had sat down. Could be a short one.
A little bit of women's cricket in my life. England v SL
Two years ago it was a little more hand to mouth with the press sent to the Ondaatje Pavilion and a game in front of school kids. Now it is a professionally organised competition with professional players in what feeels like an international tournament. The sun is out today and the crowd is very decent with 2000 plus here to see a must win game for England if they don't want complexities in qualification.
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.
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