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Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Posted by: Mike BOS
Date: 14/04/2017 20:05
Always a good time of the year the first day of the season.

As mikeindex said I packed the camera away early, my fingers were having nothing to do with the cold weather. Only photos of shots being played today.

My usual complaint each year that the club never address. I timed my entrance at the ground so that the gates have been opened a few minutes before I join the queue. On arriving there must have been about eighty people waiting to get into the ground, (queued back to the players flats) with only one turnstile open for walking members and paying supporters, and four steward dealing with cars, it took me twelve minutes to get into the ground.
I am entering the ground by the Brian Rose gates tomorrow, there are three stewards on at that gate.

Now for the photos I have taken.

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p490/cricketphotos1/Cricket%20Photos/2017%20Cricket%20Photos/Specsavers%20County%20Championship/Somerset%20v%20Essex%20Starting%2014th%20April%202017/Marcus%20Trescothick.jpg

Marcus Trescothick batting, four extras on the board before a run scored off the bat. (thanks Essex)

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p490/cricketphotos1/Cricket%20Photos/2017%20Cricket%20Photos/Specsavers%20County%20Championship/Somerset%20v%20Essex%20Starting%2014th%20April%202017/Dean%20Elgar%20scoring%20first%20run.jpg

First runs from Dean Elgar for Somerset this season.

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p490/cricketphotos1/Cricket%20Photos/2017%20Cricket%20Photos/Specsavers%20County%20Championship/Somerset%20v%20Essex%20Starting%2014th%20April%202017/Marcus%20Trescothick%20upper%20%20cut..jpg

Marcus Trescothick trying to play what I can only describe as a upper cut. He missed this one but played a similar shot soon afterwards and scored four runs.

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p490/cricketphotos1/Cricket%20Photos/2017%20Cricket%20Photos/Specsavers%20County%20Championship/Somerset%20v%20Essex%20Starting%2014th%20April%202017/Dean%20Elgar%204%20runs.jpg

Dean Elgar hitting four runs, he is a class player.
http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p490/cricketphotos1/Cricket%20Photos/2017%20Cricket%20Photos/Specsavers%20County%20Championship/Somerset%20v%20Essex%20Starting%2014th%20April%202017/James%20Hildreth.jpg

I always like watching James Hildreth batting, unfortunately not for long enough.

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p490/cricketphotos1/Cricket%20Photos/2017%20Cricket%20Photos/Specsavers%20County%20Championship/Somerset%20v%20Essex%20Starting%2014th%20April%202017/Peter%20Trego.jpg

You could say Peter Trego was caught on the hop, he wasn't caught but I couldn't think of anything else to say about this shot.

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