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    County Champions: Notts
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    Top runscorer in county championship(Trescothick excluded): Hildreth
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    Yay. All kicks of tomorrow. Might even be dry for the most part. Fingers crossed. Gloucestershire to pound everyone.

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    Looking forward to it. Hampshire normaly start fairly terribly so that has to change, home to Leicestershire the sort of game they have to be winning.


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    Didn't realise until today that Alfonso Thomas had agreed to not play the IPL and rather play for Somerset from the start of season. Gives them a reasonable chance at the championship.

    Now with Thomas, Kirby, and Trego available they have a definite chance given their batting strength. A lot will depend on how the above 3 stay fit and will need a couple of Overtons, Meschede, Gregory, Dibble to really perform to have good success. The squad is probably too sparse around the edges but they could challenge Warwickshire and Notts.

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    Hard to look past Warwickshire but I went for Middlesex in the prediction thingy, bowling looks really strong.

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    yes real quality fast bowling lineup with real depth. If it's a dry summer you worry about the spin bowling tho - and not sure the batting is quite good enough.

    On a sidenote Harmison is fit for Durham but not included in the squad for tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theegyptian View Post

    Now with Thomas, Kirby, and Trego available they have a definite chance given their batting strength
    I seem to remember Somerset having a shocker with the bat last season (excluding Compton and Kieswetter). Think Tres was injured for a fair bit if memory serves me so might of been an aboration.
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    County Champions: Somerset (has to happen at some stage)
    Relegated from Division One: Derbyshire and Sussex
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    Pro40 Champions: Hampshire
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    Top run-scorer in county championship (Trescothick excluded): Ashwell Prince
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    Cricketer of the Year: Varun Chopra
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    Failure: Ravi Bopara (although that's probably too obvious); Ricky Ponting
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pup Clarke View Post
    I seem to remember Somerset having a shocker with the bat last season (excluding Compton and Kieswetter). Think Tres was injured for a fair bit if memory serves me so might of been an aboration.
    yes the squad depth isn't great especially the batting. Barrow and Jones haven't proved themselves as yet and struggled. They;ve brought in Peterson to help with that. Rehman will play the 2nd half of the season- PCB and pot permitting so he could run through a few teams. There is no doubt they need Tres to stay fit all season.

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    Most of Somerset's back up are kids though, so that they managed to grab 2nd last year despite the many injuries they suffered, particularly early in the season, is very encouraging for them.

    I don't think they'll win the thing this year, though. They'll miss Compton during the tests, particularly any ones in May, when batting could be more difficult, and I have fears that Trescothick is getting a bit past it; last year wasn't great for him with the bat, even taking into account that his season was disrupted by injury.

    Their bowling still isn't really top notch, and is a level below that of a few other counties. Although Rehman and Dockrell could form a useful duo in the latter half of the season, especially if it's a dry and hot summer (very unlikely I know!).

    I'd love to be proven wrong, as I'm a Somerset fan, but I think they've missed their chance on silverware, in all forms, for a while (they really should've won something in 10 and 11, particularly). Like I said, they have a lot of promising youngsters though, so hopefully their trophy drought won't go on much longer.

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    County Champions: Warwickshire
    Relegated from Division One: Derbyshire and Yorkshire(bottom)
    Promoted from Division Two: Hampshire and Lancashire
    Division Two Wooden Spoon: Glamorgan
    Pro40 Champions: Essex
    T20 Champions: Somerset
    Top run-scorer in county championship : James Taylor
    Top wicket-taker in county championship: Toby Roland-Jones
    Cricketer of the Year: Chris Woakes
    Young Cricketer of the Year: Matt Dunn
    Failure: Kabir Ali
    Batting at 6 in last test of the summer for England: Joe Root
    A random event that will happen: Yorkshire bowled out for less than 50
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    So we've won the toss and decided to bowl - at least it puts off our first collapse of the season.

    Tom Smith left out as well with Proctor opening instead and Wayne White gets his first game for the club.

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