Special event launches “The Return to Glory”
A new book has been published which looks back at Somerset County Cricket Club’s most recent successes.
“The Return to Glory” has been put together by Somerset’s official Club photographer Alain Lockyer and cricket writer Richard Walsh and is the follow up to “The Glory Years” which was published in 2012.
At a special launch event that was held in the Somerset Cricket Museum this afternoon (Monday) Richard revealed the details of the new publication. “Somerset had what are known by the supporters as the Glory Years between 1979 and 1983 and that was what our original book was about,” he said. “There was then an 18 year wait until we won some more silverware in the form of the C&G Trophy at Lord’s in 2001. The new book essentially tracks the chronological development of the team from when Jamie Cox arrived in 1999 to when we won promotion back to the First Division of the LV= County Championship in 2007 and obviously covers the Twenty20 Cup win in 2005.”
Alain outlines how this new book came in to being: “The publishers asked us to do a second one because the first one was quite successful. It’s always nice to look back on all the pictures from years gone by and relive the memories. Hopefully this book will allow people to do just that.”
“The Return to Glory” includes more than 300 images and the foreward was written by current Club Captain Marcus Trescothick.
Published by Halsgrove, the new book costs just £19.99 and is available from Somerset County Sports by clicking here and from local book retailers.
Richard and Alain are pictured with Mike Burns, Jason Kerr, Mike Parsons and Keith Parsons who all feature in the book.