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2020 SOMERSET RELATED NEWS
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 01 January, 2020 22:57

Happy New Year and decade one and all



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Re: 2020 SOMERSET RELATED NEWS
Posted by: Somerset LaLaLa (IP Logged)
Date: 07 January, 2020 19:31

Charity event:

[www.melanomauk.org.uk]

Re: 2020 SOMERSET RELATED NEWS
Posted by: Farmer White (IP Logged)
Date: 08 January, 2020 16:35

Two RLODC Fixture xhanges in late July. Both home matches.

[www.somersetcountycc.co.uk]

Farmer

Re: 2020 SOMERSET RELATED NEWS
Posted by: Ajay (IP Logged)
Date: 08 January, 2020 17:15

From the Glamorgan CCC website...
You have to laugh....The real reason for change...
So that Supporters can watch the Welsh Fire in the 16.4

Glamorgan’s Royal London Cup match against Somerset at Taunton has been rescheduled and will now be played on Wednesday, 29th July.

The game was originally arranged to take place the previous day however has been reorganised to avoid a fixture clash with Welsh Fire.

Supporters will now be able to watch Welsh Fire in action at Sophia Gardens against Birmingham Phoenix on Tuesday, 28th July and attend the 50-over match against Somerset at The Cooper Associates County Ground the following day.

Re: 2020 SOMERSET RELATED NEWS
Posted by: Bagpuss (IP Logged)
Date: 08 January, 2020 18:11

Good. I work on Tuesdays but am off on Wednesdays.

Re: 2020 SOMERSET RELATED NEWS
Posted by: nelliec (IP Logged)
Date: 09 January, 2020 11:48

Wouldn’t it be nice to fill the county ground for the Glamotgan game ,and get a larger crowd watching our second string rather thanSteve Smith.Maybe we should all save our free passes for that game especially people we know with children.



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Re: 2020 SOMERSET RELATED NEWS
Posted by: cricketjerry-mouse (IP Logged)
Date: 09 January, 2020 13:01

In an interview in South Africa today, Dom Bess has indicated that it is essential that he plays first team cricket this summer if he is to make the England party for next winter`s five-Test tour of India..

Incidentally, he is the first England spinner since his current ECB boss, Ashley Giles, 17 years ago to bowl more than 60 overs in a Test at an average below 2.

Re: 2020 SOMERSET RELATED NEWS
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 09 January, 2020 15:30

Well... maybe, though he seems to be playing at the moment, even though he wasn’t first-choice all summer for Somerset.

In truth, if he is picked for SL and does well then that’s liable to go a long way to booking him a place for India.

Even if he finds a new County, he won’t get a ton of bowling, early-season, anyway. Later in the season he might, but then he’d likely be picked, later in the season for us, as one of two spinners (or as SCCC first choice if Jack is with England, anyway).

Still think that, having been sanctioned for uneven bounce we won’t be taking any chances with starting tracks *either* too damp or too dry. We’ll have to try to produce good cricket wickets - with a little bit (but no more than a little bit) in it for everyone. And on those much better batting tracks there’s a case for two spinners anyway - and all the more so if the likes of Jamie and Jack B are unfit, Cove taken by England etc

Re: 2020 SOMERSET RELATED NEWS
Posted by: Roger ivanhoe (IP Logged)
Date: 14 January, 2020 12:36

Jack Leach will return home from England's tour of South Africa following the left-arm spinner's struggle with illness.

Not the news we want to hear, I wish him speedy recovery, but he does seem to have more than his fair share of setbacks in his career .

Re: 2020 SOMERSET RELATED NEWS
Posted by: hantssabre (IP Logged)
Date: 14 January, 2020 12:48

Hope Jack recovers well at home in time for the Sri Lanka tour but slightly surprised this hasn’t happened sooner

Re: 2020 SOMERSET RELATED NEWS
Posted by: Shepton Paul 2 (IP Logged)
Date: 14 January, 2020 13:08

I said a couple weeks ago I thought this would happen...wish him all the best.

Re: 2020 SOMERSET RELATED NEWS
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 14 January, 2020 13:21

Good to see the Big Bash making a Big Thiing out of 'unearthing' Tom Banton as a star short form batsman!!

Didn't sort of understand that he'd already been 'unearthed' and that is why he was playing in their provincial 'winter' tournament.

Where did they think they'd found him? Under a rock playing Grade cricket?



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Re: 2020 SOMERSET RELATED NEWS
Posted by: hantssabre (IP Logged)
Date: 14 January, 2020 13:34

See Lewis Gregory is captain of the Lions tour to Australia in both red and white ball formats with Tom Abell his vice captain in the white ball games as he wasn’t picked for the red ball squad. Congratulations to both of them

Re: 2020 SOMERSET RELATED NEWS
Posted by: Grizzers (IP Logged)
Date: 14 January, 2020 16:37

After the last few months, I would think Jack will be very relieved to get back to Taunton.

Get well soon Jack.

Grizzers

Re: 2020 SOMERSET RELATED NEWS
Posted by: Roger ivanhoe (IP Logged)
Date: 15 January, 2020 11:43

For those who have not received a copy of the 2019 Club accounts, they are now available to view and download from the Clubs website.

SCCC 2019 Accounts link

Re: 2020 SOMERSET RELATED NEWS
Posted by: Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
Date: 16 January, 2020 12:54

Pace bowler Craig Overton is to leave England's tour of South Africa on Thursday.

He is part of the England Lions squad which departs for Australia next week.

Re: 2020 SOMERSET RELATED NEWS
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 17 January, 2020 12:15

Yeah he'd better get himself sorted or his Lions skipper will be on him!!



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Re: 2020 SOMERSET RELATED NEWS
Posted by: cricketjerry-mouse (IP Logged)
Date: 19 January, 2020 09:35

In a brilliant article Dom Bess on cricinfo today, George Dobell sums it up to perfection:

`Not for the first time, the thought occurred that Somerset deserve credit not censure for their spin-friendly pitches.`

Re: 2020 SOMERSET RELATED NEWS
Posted by: Farmer White (IP Logged)
Date: 19 January, 2020 10:27

A thought occured to me as well.

In addition to England's current first and second choice spinners having been produced on Taunton's pitches, three pace bowlers who learned their trade on the same pitches at the same time are in the England Lions squad, two as full members and one to 'train with the squad, but who would be eligible for selection. It hasn't been so easy for batsmen, but neither has it at Chelmsford where bowlers have also thrived. In terms of producing an effective cricket team perhaps it should be noted that in 2019 Essex and Somerset produced 47% of all the wins in the eight-team County Championship first division.

Farmer

Re: 2020 SOMERSET RELATED NEWS
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 19 January, 2020 14:52

I made this point on Twitter yesterday and got 28 agreements to that statement in a very short period of time. The powers don't have anything like a 'macro' view of the world they control cricket in



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