Latest news:

GROCKLES welcomes you all to the world of Somerset Cricket.

WELCOME to the 26TH season of Grockles and the home of the ROYAL LONDON ONE DAY CUP CHAMPIONS 2019!! Next live county cricket at Taunton will be this long after the planned start date.....

Days or Hours or Minutes or Seconds

Old Pavilion Gimblett Hill General View Somerset Stand Stand Trescothick Stand
Ondaatje Pavilion Scoreboard Stand squad Colin Atkinson Pavilion Botham Stand
County Championship Info FPT20 Info CB40 Info Somerset Official Website Somerset Video Library Somerset Match Scorecard SCCC Ball by Ball

Goto Page: 12Next
Current Page: 1 of 2
England v West Indies test series
Discussion started by nelliec , 30 June, 2020 21:07
England v West Indies test series
nelliec 30 June, 2020 21:07
Jos Buttler's England 13 ,including Dom Bess takes on Ben Stokes England 13 ,including Craig , Lewis ,and Jack in a warm up 3 day game at the Rose Bowl tomorrow.The game will be streamed live on the ECB website at 11 am , so finally Live cricket to watch. Jamie did not get selected for either side.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/07/2020 09:57 by Grockle.

Re: England v West Indies test series
Grockle 30 June, 2020 21:36
Good! He's got a job to do beating Fantasy Yorkshire to bring home the Fantasy Championship trophy in the next couple of days!!

I'm assuming there will be a couple of these to look at everyone?



(Sm72)

Re: England v West Indies test series
Bobstan 01 July, 2020 10:50
Not quite on topic, but not far off: We all know that Barbados has produced more test cricketers by far than anywhere else of comparable size and population. I came across a list of all their international cricketers. I was struck not merely by how many they have produced, but by how many of them are indisputably all-time greats, or very close to that, and 12 West Indies captains.

Sir Frank Worrell, Everton Weekes, Clyde Walcott, Roy Marshall, Sir Garfield Sobers, Wesley Winfield Hall, Conrad Hunte, Seymour Nurse, Charlie Griffith (controversial), David Holford (cousin of Sir G), Vanburn Holder, Keith Boyce, John Shepherd, Gordon Greenidge, Wayne Daniel, Collis King, Joel Garner, Desmond Haynes, Sylvester Clarke, Malcolm Marshall, Tino Best, Fidel Edwards, Kraigg Brathwaite, Jason Holder, Sherwin Campbell.

That is just a selection. Six Bajuns who have captained WI I haven't even mentioned.

Re: England v West Indies test series
Loyal of Lhasa 01 July, 2020 11:22
That Bridgetown group is truly impressive, but surely Bobstan, of all people, can come up with a comparable list of those born in Bridgwater.

(and where is the nicest man among them, Lord Hallam of Moseley?)



LoL

Seventy-two Seasons a Somerset Supporter

Re: England v West Indies test series
nelliec 01 July, 2020 12:12
Cove gets the first unofficial wicket of the season getting Burns caught behind

Re: England v West Indies test series
Bobstan 01 July, 2020 15:01
Sadly, LoL, only the West Indies selectors can answer your Hallam query. My list was only of international players.

He did have rather a lot of competition for fast bowling WI places! Even at Somerset when Viv and Joel were here and available he was rested as only 2 overseas players were allowed.

Re: England v West Indies test series
nelliec 01 July, 2020 15:14
Nice to see Cove and Lewis bowling in tandem again.

Re: England v West Indies test series
Farmer White 01 July, 2020 15:25
Bobstan

In 1982 Somerset played the West Indies, describes as a 'full West Indies team', at Taunton in the first floodlit cricket match held at a first-class cricket ground in this country. The match was organised in conjunction with Viv Richards' Testimonial. My memory tells me, although I was not there, that Viv Richards played for Somerset and Hallam Moseley played for the West Indies. Apparently, the temporary floodlights cost the equivalent of 'a small family car'.

Farmer



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 01/07/2020 15:30 by Farmer White.

Re: England v West Indies test series
Bobstan 01 July, 2020 16:20
Yes, JCB - I mean JCW - that does ring the odd bell with me. Sadly doesn't get Hallam on the list.

Re: England v West Indies test series
Loyal of Lhasa 01 July, 2020 16:29
Only wishful thinking on my part as far as naming Moseley was concerned. I knew the rules, but our Hallam deserved higher honours than he ever received.



LoL

Seventy-two Seasons a Somerset Supporter

Re: England v West Indies test series
Bobstan 01 July, 2020 16:39
Yes, LoL and one person who agreed with you was Sir Garfield. We are very slightly biased because he was ours and he is a lovely man, but the competition to play for the WI was very fierce.

Re: England v West Indies test series
wsm fan 01 July, 2020 17:07
1 wicket each for Craig & Jamie, none yet for Lewis or Jack.
Runs for Bracey

Re: England v West Indies test series
Grockle 01 July, 2020 17:46
Good to see Jamie get one as this morning he wasn't 'considered for selection' !!



(Sm72)

Re: England v West Indies test series
nelliec 01 July, 2020 17:55
And CrIg gets a second.Pope plumb in front

Re: England v West Indies test series
Bobstan 01 July, 2020 20:32
Death announced of one of the greatest of all Bajuns- Sir Everton de Courcey Weekes, aged 95.

Re: England v West Indies test series
mikeindex 01 July, 2020 20:57
One of only two dual internationals at cricket and contract bridge (Asantha de Mel of Sri Lanka was the other).

Re: England v West Indies test series
Loyal of Lhasa 02 July, 2020 09:24
Sad to read of the death of Everton Weekes, the last of the extraordinary Three Ws triumvirate that lit up the world of cricket in the post-war years. Of course, in Somerset we knew there were really 4Ws, for our very own Peter Wight bestrode the cricket grounds of England as brilliantly as any of them (in our unbiased opinion).



LoL

Seventy-two Seasons a Somerset Supporter

Re: England v West Indies test series
Clarence Parker 02 July, 2020 17:26
Somerset had their own triumverate of great players with surnames beginning witth 'W'. All 3 represented England - though sadly not at the same time, and all have had a book written about them.

I refer of course too Messrs. Woods, White and Wellard.

I regard it as a great shame that I never saw any of them actually play.

Re: England v West Indies test series
Grockle 02 July, 2020 18:42
I saw Matt Wood play..



(Sm72)

Re: England v West Indies test series
That Bloke With The Dog 02 July, 2020 19:59
We did all see the three T's together though: Tregs, Tres and Thomas.

This year really is the end of an era.

Re: England v West Indies test series
Loyal of Lhasa 02 July, 2020 20:18
I saw Wellard play and met him once, a friendly and chatty elderly gent, after a club match I had played in.



LoL

Seventy-two Seasons a Somerset Supporter

Re: England v West Indies test series
Farmer White 02 July, 2020 20:24
And I recall Alley, Atkinson and Atkinson playing together. One Atkinson may not have been quite the player the other was but he captained us to third place in the Championship in 1966 when all three were playing, equalling Somerset's best ever at the time; and to the Gillette Cup Final in 1967, although by then the other Atkinson had left.

Farmer



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/07/2020 20:26 by Farmer White.

Re: England v West Indies test series
Mike TA1 03 July, 2020 09:21
England all-rounder Sam Curran is awaiting the result of a coronavirus test after falling ill on the second day of the intra-squad warm-up match.

Here is a question, if he does have the virus does the rest of the team have to self isolate for two weeks? That is something we are suppose to do if we have been in contact with somebody with the virus!

Re: England v West Indies test series
Grockle 03 July, 2020 09:54
Quote:
That Bloke With The Dog
We did all see the three T's together though: Tregs, Tres and Thomas.
This year really is the end of an era.

Was there ever a game with the four T's Tres, Tregs, Turner and Thomas? I suppose there's 2 options with Turner Rob (pre 2005) or Turner Mark (post).



(Sm72)

Re: England v West Indies test series
Somerset LaLaLa 03 July, 2020 12:15
My mind went to the 3 R's, but I will go for the 3 B's: Dennis, Graham and Ian

Re: England v West Indies test series
wsm fan 04 July, 2020 11:24
DOM in the 1st test squad not JACK!

Craig & Jack retained in the 23 as part of the 9 reserves.
(Plus Root)

Lewis & Jamie being released back to Somerset.

Re: England v West Indies test series
mikeindex 04 July, 2020 11:33
Dom Bess has been selected in the 13-man squad for the first Test:
[www.somersetcountycc.co.uk]
No other specialist spinner so I imagine he will probably play, though at Southampton I guess they might go for an all-quick attack with Denly to bowl a few overs of spin if required.
Edit: Looks like someone else got in first while I was in the act of typing.
2nd edit to remove that wretched smiley which was NOT what I typed.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 04/07/2020 12:00 by mikeindex.

Re: England v West Indies test series
mikeindex 04 July, 2020 12:06
Quote:
Clarence Parker
I refer of course too Messrs. Woods, White and Wellard.
I regard it as a great shame that I never saw any of them actually play.

One cheeky young Indian on a Facebook cricket page asked me if I'd seen Wellard play.
I told him I was one of the boys in the rowing-boat who used to retrieve his sixes from the Tone.

Re: England v West Indies test series
cricketjerry-mouse 04 July, 2020 12:21
Somerset are now virtually certain to be without Dom Bes until the end of August, when the third Test against Pakistan ends - possibly longer if he squeezes into the One-day international squad as well.

So it is all the more essential that management and coaches assure him that he remains at the heart of their planning for season 2021, in a joint automatic (all other things considered) all-rounder role alongside Lewis Gregory.. Obviously he is currently viewed by England as the best spinner in the land, but even if Dom is granted a central contract he will be a key player for Somerset next year as well.

You could not have a better choice as back-up than Jack Leach, of course, but his health record is bound to be a cause for long term concern - although it is good to see him among the England reserves at Southampton.

Although Craig Kieswetter`s unfortunate health hazard was entirely different, Somerset don`t want to mirror the Jos Buttler situation with Jack and Dom.

Re: England v West Indies test series
Grockle 04 July, 2020 16:56
Not sure how they avoid it. Craig had no illness aspect at the time of his situation. As with Jos then, Dom now makes the decision we simply offer the terms. No player, as part of that should ever be offered a 'guaranteed' place in a side. We didn't do it with Jos, we shouldn't do it with Dom.

You have to say to these players. We are Somerset, we value you. Then ask them how much they value the club. Jos didn't and we moved on. Dom may not and we'll wish him all success and move on.

I'm not sure how long Dom will have that 'best spinner in the country' label anyway (not sure I agree with it now to be honest). Dom has to look at the options and decide where he wants to work to make that label stick... if he can.

Goto Page: 12Next
Current Page: 1 of 2

Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.
We record all IP addresses on the Sportnetwork message boards which may be required by the authorities in case of defamatory or abusive comment. We seek to monitor the Message Boards at regular intervals. We do not associate Sportnetwork with any of the comments and do not take responsibility for any statements or opinions expressed on the Message Boards. If you have any cause for concern over any material posted here please let us know as soon as possible by e-mailing abuse@sportnetwork.net