With Membership for the 2017 season going on sale in TWO days, we are continuing our countdown to Membership Day by looking at our season in numbers.
With just TWO days to go until you can purchase your new Membership we are looking at the number TWO today.
Lets take a look at how the number TWO featured in our 2016 campaign:
The captaincy of Chris Rogers was one of the key factors behind Somerset’s push for the title in the Specsavers County Championship in 2016. The impact that the Australian made was clear for all to see both on and off the field. After the final match of the season against Nottinghamshire the 39 year old formally announced his retirement from the game. He could not have signed off in a better way. Not only did Somerset win the game by a massive 325 runs but he scored TWO centuries, becoming only the third player in the history of First Class cricket to do so in their final match.
During 2016 TWO Somerset players recieved their County Caps. Tim Groenewald was presented with his by Andrew Caddick ahead of the Specsavers County Championship match against Durham whilst Craig Overton recieved his from Alfonso Thomas before the fixture against Hampshire.
It was a successful season for the Somerset Second XI as well in 2016. Steve Snell’s side made it to TWO one-day finals this year.
After winning eight of their 12 T20 matches this season the Somerset Second XI reached T20 Finals Day at Arundel in July. In the semi-final Somerset beat Warwickshire by 57 runs as they secured their place in the final against Middlesex. Unfortunately it was the side from Lord’s who came out on top by just TWO wickets with TWO balls to spare.
In August Somerset took on their Lancashire counterparts at Emirates Old Trafford in the final of the Second XI Trophy. Lancashire won the toss and elected to bowl. Somerset reached 107 for five when rain began to fall. After the rain delay, the match was reduced to 44 overs per side and Somerset posted a total of 209 for nine. In reply Lancashire had reached 77 without loss before rain once again brought the players off the field. Play was unable to resume and with Lancashire ahead on D/L they were crowned 2nd XI Trophy champions.
It wasn’t just Somerset who played their home games at the Cooper Associates County Ground in 2016.
This year saw the introduction of the KIA Super League and Western Storm played TWO of their home matches here in Taunton during a successful campaign which saw them finish as runners up. Their first ever competitive match took place at the Cooper Associates County Ground and it was a winning start for the Storm who came out on top against Lancashire Thunder by four wickets thanks in no small part to Stafanie Taylor (four for 14) and England Captain Heather Knight (three for 11). They also triumphed in the second match that they played in Taunton after beating eventual winners Southern Vipers by eight wickets. Taylor impressed again, this time with the bat, as she helped herself to an unbeaten 78.
Membership goes on sale in TWO days!
2016 Members will receive their Membership renewal packs through the post during the week commencing November 14th.