Diary of a cricket obsessive
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Saturday 28 August 2010
Friday 20 August 2010
After victories for Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire, Somerset moved into a strong position to maintain their place in a thrilling three-way race for the County Championship after Marcus Trescothick scored an extraordinary double hundred against Essex at Colchester yesterday.
Thursday 19 August 2010
The aspirations of Somerset and Lancashire in an enthralling County Championship race suffered setbacks yesterday as two of the sides fighting to avoid relegation chose the moment to assert themselves.
Thursday 19 August 2010
As he sat in the pavilion yesterday, with many hours to kill before his next ordeal at the crease, Alastair Cook may have looked enviously at the carefree demeanour of Wahab Riaz. The two are both 25 years of age, but while Wahab is a debutant Cook is a veteran of 54 Tests.
Monday 16 August 2010
Sunday 15 August 2010
Saturday 14 August 2010
Marcus Trescothick admits that the strains of a long season are taking their toll as he bids to win his first trophy as Somerset captain at today's Friends' Provident Twenty20 Finals.
Monday 09 August 2010
Somerset survived the loss of Marcus Trescothick to the second ball he faced to make it seven wins out of seven in the Clydesdale Bank 40 with a three-wicket victory over the Unicorns at Exmouth yesterday.
Friday 30 July 2010
A season's best 142 from Somerset's James Hildreth helped the First Division championship chasers recover from the first-ball loss of Marcus Trescothick to post an impressive 423 for 6 against second-placed Nottinghamshire.
Tuesday 27 July 2010
Ravi Bopara may have cursed his omission from the England Test squad but he was probably the only man in Essex who did. The county face Lancashire this evening in Friends' Provident Twenty20 quarter-final and their chances of reaching Finals Day are much the better for Bopara's presence.
Monday 26 July 2010
Eoin Morgan has been backed by county and country bosses to cement his place in the England Test side ahead of this winter's Ashes.
Sunday 18 July 2010
Marcus Trescothick has urged the critics to lay off Craig Kieswetter and tipped him to bounce back for England. The Somerset wicketkeeper is struggling for form with the bat, and a dismal one-day series against Australia and Bangladesh brought just 121 runs from eight innings.
Saturday 17 July 2010
Alastair Cook is not a Twenty20 player. That's the thinking, anyway, behind his exclusion from England's team for the shortest form of the game but anyone who has seen him in Friends Provident Twenty20 action over the past few weeks would beg to differ.
Monday 05 July 2010
This season's domestic Twenty20 competition has not been an overwhelming success. Crowds have been down on last year as the number of matches – and crucially, the price of tickets – has gone up. That said, as the competition finally reaches what might very kindly be described as boiling point there are still plenty of counties still in with a chance of reaching the quarter-finals.
Friday 14 May 2010
Hampshire remain bottom of the First Division but avoided defeat for the first time this season with a tedious draw against Somerset at the Rose Bowl, where the visitors were bowled out for 524.
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