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Community Level 5mrpaella

mrpaella

Richards, Garner and Botham provide the nostalgia

AdvantagesTrescothick and Caddick are test regulars

DisadvantagesToo much cricket politics at the club

"I have only visited Somerset once and that was as a child. I have a female acquaintance who works as a GP in Odcombe near Yeovil. This opinion on Somerset cricket club is mainly about the club’s halcyon days in the 1970s and early 1980s. The West Indians Vivian Isaac Alexander Richards and Joel Garner arrived at the club in 1974. Prior to this Somerset had not won anything during the previous 109 years. I used to follow the fortunes ..." Read review
06.06.2001

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Community Level 5polydeuces

polydeuces

Lack Strength In Depth To Challenge For The Title

AdvantagesCox, Trescothick and Caddick when available

DisadvantagesLack strength in depth

"...been a middling season for Somerset so far in both the County Championship and the National League. They are in the 1st division of both leagues and do not appear under any immediate threat to ose that position. Conversely they do not look likely to win either competition. This will mean a similar outcome to this years competitions as it was in 2000. They are captained by the prolific Tasmanian batsman Jamie Cox who can punish county attacks at ..." Read review
04.07.2001

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Community Level 3Padds

Padds

Drink Up Thy Zider

AdvantagesNice to see a few young players emerge, Ian Blackwell occasional brilliance, and Jamie Cox still scoring runs

DisadvantagesBad luck with injuries and internationals missing key games. Lack the strength in dept to realistically compete, plus a slightly disappointing season for a few players personally

"...catch for the season. Traditionally Somerset are quite a good cup side in limited overs, but have struggled in the one day games this year. Simply they are not scoring enough runs to keep up, with only Ian Blackwell being a really good one day player there is no depth to the squad for the regular one day events. They were unlucky to be eliminated in the group stages of the 20-20 Cup, in a tough group they were just outside the qualifying places. Jamie ..." Read review
12.09.2003

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Community Level 1Alf

Alf

Marcus Trescothick

AdvantagesGreat prospect for the future

DisadvantagesCould do with playing for a better side ie. Surrey

"...the star player on the Somerset side, Marcus Trescothick. After seeing him play in the previous four one day internationals for England i believe that he could do big things in the future not only in one day games but also on the test scene. I think that he should have booked himself a test place for sure against the Windies in the remaining tests. He is certainly better than Ramprakash. His performance today against the Windies was absolutely fantastic ..." Read review
15.07.2000

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Paul Jarvis - what went wrong

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"Paul Jarvis will always be looked upon of a cricketer who promised much and didn't quite deliver. During his time at Yorkshire he was a genuinely quick bowler, capable of reeking havoc against other county sides. His form was rewarded with an England call up although a stop start career in the Test team was the start of his decline. Yorkshire sensationally sacked him and he moved to Sussex where he was plagued by injury. They released his at the end ..." Read review
30.08.2000

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Jamie Cox - Has been an asset to the club

AdvantagesGood leader, strong batsman, good mental attitude.

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"...arrived, many spectators thought that Somerset had got an unknown overseas player, although the management were quick to confirm his experience and his impressive record in Australia. His style of captaincy generated a spark that had been lacking in Somerset recently. He admitted that the side would not win every game, but made sure that the side had the self-belief going into every match that they could win each game. At the end of the season, the ..." Read review
11.08.2000

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Ian Blackwell - a very good find

AdvantagesUseful batsman, bowls long spells, useful pinch-hitter in one day cricket.

DisadvantagesNot the most penetrative bowler

"...a respected part of the Somerset team and looks to be a hope for the future. ..." Read review
11.08.2000

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