With Membership for the 2017 season going on sale in THREE days, we are continuing our countdown to Membership Day by looking at our season in numbers.
With just THREE days to go until you can purchase your new Membership we are looking at the number THREE today.
Lets take a look at how the number THREE featured in our 2016 campaign:
Australian batsman Chris Rogers made quite an impression on the Club this year. The 39 year old was brought in to captain the side in the Specsavers County Championship in 2016 and came within a whisker of leading the County to our first ever Championship title. During the season he also scored THREE centuries. The first of these came in May on a ground that he knows very well. Somerset travelled to Lord’s to take on Middlesex and the former Australian opener helped himself to 109 from 211 balls in Somerset’s first innings total of 376 all out. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough to prevent his side from drawing against the eventual Champions. His second and third hundreds came in the final match of the season against Nottinghamshire at the Cooper Associates County Ground. In what was to be his final appearance, he claimed 132 in the first innings and 100 not out in the second innings as Somerset won by 325 runs. It was an impressive way to bring to an end to a highly successful career.
Somerset played some of our best cricket in this years Royal London One-Day Cup as we made our way to the semi-finals of the competition. Along the way THREE players scored centuries. Our first centurion was Peter Trego who smashed his way to 104 from 111 balls against Middlesex at the Cooper Associates County Ground on July 26th. His seventh List A century helped Somerset to a four wicket victory.
Tom Abell was next up as he made his maiden List A hundred against Sussex at Taunton. His 106 from 117 balls ensured that Somerset came out on top by 10 runs.
Our third centurion was Mahela Jayawardene who marked his last appearance with 117 not out in the quarter-final against Worcestershire as Somerset eased to a nine wicket win.
During 2016 Somerset had a total of THREE Captains. Chris Rogers came so close to leading the Club to Specsavers County Championship glory whilst One-Day Captain Jim Allenby took the team to the semi-final of the Royal London One-Day Cup. Somerset’s third Captain was Peter Trego who took the reins for the Tourist Match against Pakistan in early July.
To mark the end of the 2016 season we held our annual Awards Dinner at which Jack Leach was the big winner. The left arm spinner walked away with THREE awards on the night as he was named Supporters Player of the Year, County Championship Player of the Year and Player of the Season.
Membership goes on sale in THREE days!
2016 Members will receive their Membership renewal packs through the post during the week commencing November 14th.