No regrets for Adam Dibble
Adam Dibble, who left Somerset at the end of the 2015 season, has got no regrets about the time that he has spent at the County Ground, Taunton.
The 24 year old who hails from Devon came through the Somerset Academy and made quite an impression for the Second XI in 2009 and 2010. The following year he made his Championship and T20 debuts and was a member of the side that enjoyed considerable success in the Champions League T20 competition.
He missed the majority of the 2012 season through injury but in 2013 he played in three List A matches claiming his best of four for 52 against Yorkshire.
Between 2009 and 2015 Adam played in three Championship matches with a best of three for 42, seven List A games in which he claimed 11 wickets at 26,82 with a best of 4 for 52 and in two T20 matches.
Reflecting on his time with Somerset Adam said: “Of course it’s sad to leave after a short career here but I have got some great memories of some great times here that I would never have got anywhere else.
“However it’s come to a time when the Club are going to release me and in all honesty I was getting to a point when I was questioning whether it was what I wanted to carry on doing, so it has all worked out for the best. I have started to realize that there is a big world outside of cricket which I would like to explore and that is the next chapter of my life.
“I owe the Club a lot. Coming out of school and into this environment is something that I have enjoyed and I have loved it right up until the end. I have had the pleasure and privilege of playing with some great players and some great mates as well that I have grown up with. It has been a great experience and I have loved every second.”
Adam picked out some of his best memories: “Making my first class debut for Somerset would have to be one of the highlights,” he said. That is what you grow up playing towards. Even though I’m from Devon it was a dream come true to play for my local first class county and it was an awesome feeling.
“To go out to India and play for Somerset in the T20 Champions League was the best experience of my short career. To have played in the last two games and given a good performance was for me the icing on the cake. That tour was amazing and was an eye opener as to how the level above functions.”
Looking ahead Adam said: “Its difficult because you come straight into cricket out of school and you get into the bubble that is the cricketing world and you don’t get any other experiences outside of that. I have had a couple of months to think about it and as I have always wanted to get into the property market I am going into estate agency, which runs in the family and we’ll see how that goes.
He added: “I’m not saying that will be the rest of my life but I think I will enjoy it and it will suit me. It will give me some different experiences in what I hope will be a long and successful career.”