County Cricket witterings 2017 Oct 4, 2017 9:33:55 GMT
Post by warehamgas on Oct 4, 2017 9:33:55 GMT
Like you jack I’ve not a great knowl3dge of them over the last two years but always hold a light for them despite my Somerset membership. They were the first County I saw in 1964 and am always glad to see them do well. But I’ve not seen them in the last two seasons but before whenever we played in Bristol there were always loads of Somerset supporters there, in Taunton I was never able to say the same about Gloucestershire fans. Perhaps cricket in Bristol comes behind football and rugby, I don’t know that but I would never call Bristol a cricket city. With their lyoungsters over the past three years it always seems as if they had potential but most never reached it fully. After all I think the failure to even challenge is even worse than not succeeding. Somerset have ultimately failed but we were always challenging and for that the fans are very forgiving. But to not even come close to challenging in the poorer division 2 is a bit unforgivable. I expected once the ground was sorted they would make a real challenge but so far it hasn’t. Let’s hope they get a few signings this winter and can create a team that will at least challenge. Higgins looks a good start. I’m not in the know but from watching cricket for over 50 years I think they need a “Klinger” type player in red ball cricket. I know he didn’t play this year but he’s the type they need to give some guidance and score 1000 runs a season. With someone like him it could go well. Mind you with Warwickshire, Middlesex, a strong Northants team and Kent it’s just got a bit tougher! Perhaps someone like Jim Allenby might be the tough old pro that could do well if he doesn’t go back to Glamorgan.