2022 County Championship Preview: Somerset vs. Essex
Somerset welcomes Essex to Cooper Associates County for their LV = Insurance County Championship game, Division I.
Play is scheduled to begin at 11am tomorrow (Thursday, April 14th).
If you have not yet received your 2022 membership package, please notify the club and we will make sure you can access the Cooper Associates County Ground via St James Street Gate.
Ticket buyers can print and download their tickets online through their SCCC account.
Tickets are still available and can be purchased by clicking here.
Gates will open at 10 am.
All ticket or membership combinations will be from Jack White Gates (St James Street).
The Club Inquiries office will be located in the Marcus Treskothic Pavilion reception and not in the Andrew Kadec’s suite on match days.
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In addition, a report on today’s play will be published along with quotes after the close.
face to face
In the county championship, the two teams met on 149 occasions. Somerset has won 36 of them, Essex has won 58, drawn one, drawn 51, and three games were cancelled.
Somerset’s highest total innings in the series is 488 at Clacton in 1949, while for Essex it was 692 at Taunton in 1895.
Somerset’s single highest score is 228 not knocked out by Marcus Treskothick at Colchester in 2010, and for Essex it is 263 from Stewart Law in 1999 at Chelmsford.
The best bowling in Somerset is eight for 67 by Brian Langford in Ilford in 1958, and for Essex it is eight for 90 by JWHT Douglas in Colchester in 1923.
Somerset welcomes back Jack Leach, Craig Overton, Lewis Gregory and Jack Brooks, while Matt Renshaw is also available for the first time this season. However, Tom Banton (finger), Josh Davey (thigh), George Bartlett (shoulder) and Sonny Baker (rear) are still left out.
Somerset’s 13-man squad for this match are: Tom Appel (centre), Casey Aldridge, Jack Brooks, Steve Davies, Lewis Goldsworthy, Ben Green, Louis Gregory, James Heldreth, Tom Lamonby, Jack Leach, Craig Overton, Matt Renshaw and Peter Seidl .
Views from the dressing room
Before the game, Somerset coach, Jason Kerr said: “It was a very frustrating and disappointing few days in Hampshire. The 48 hours leading up to the game were unprecedented in terms of challenges and adversities, but we didn’t particularly exonerate ourselves.
“This week we need to show some real character and fight over the four days against Essex. The guys are very aware that they didn’t play against Hampshire. They took responsibility and took a look at themselves and looked at how they could improve before the next game. Collectively it’s really important that we continue to invest in The way we practiced, because change takes time.You don’t get rewards right away.
“We saw a great opening partnership between Ben Green and Tom Lammonby on our second rounds in Hampshire in a very challenging situation. They can get some confidence and confidence from that and it is important to take those positives and build on them to ensure we move forward as a group.
“Fortunately, we have an almost full strength squad to choose from this week. The return of the likes of Craig, Jack and Lewis to the squad along with Matt Renshaw will give a huge boost to everyone. We will be looking to these people to impact the game as leaders as well as a cricketer. Get their experience There and in the dressing room he would make a huge difference to the group.”
All you need to know
If you are coming to the match, all the information you need can be found on our comprehensive match day information page.
This covers everything from planning your trip to where you eat when you get here.
Today’s County Partner
To celebrate the incredible work our partner countries do throughout the year to promote the game across the region, players from clubs in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset have been invited to the second day of this match for free.
Kids for a third day!
On Saturday 16 April, kids under 12 can enjoy the third day of this game against Essex for Only 1 GBP.
Not only can kids enter the Cooper Associates County area to get paid, there will also be a special Easter egg hunt!
For your reservation baby vs vs. The ticket is simply booked online and enter the promo code: QUID
Join us for a great day of sporting activity and enjoy a special Easter treat.
For details on the Easter egg hunt, simply visit the reception at Marcus Trescothick Pavilion on the day.
We look forward to seeing you here over the Easter holidays.
*Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Construction is currently underway at Gimblett’s Hill in order to improve accessibility on match days, while retaining the history and character of one of the most iconic parts of the Copper Associates County Ground.
Therefore, this area is not available for use during this match.
Somerset’s next match begins on Thursday, April 21 when she faces Surrey at Kia Oval in the Division 1 LV = Insurance County Championship.
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