Adam ready to put in the hard yards
Top order batsman Adam Hose had an impressive breakthrough season for Somerset in 2015 and after a few weeks break he is back at the County Ground and relishing the prospect of getting himself ready for the next campaign.
The last 12 months have been pretty momentous for the 23 year old who grew up and played his cricket on the Isle of Wight. “This time last year I didn’t really know exactly what I was doing to be honest,” he said. “I was getting some work experience in the property industry but now, eight months later I find myself at the County Ground.
“2015 has been a pretty defining year for me. I joined Somerset and made my first team debut and now I’m just looking forward to the real hard graft starting. I’ve got the chance to work hard and stake my claim for a spot in the first team.”
However Adam is under no illusions as to what lies ahead of him. “It’s always nice to get the nod and get called up into the first team,” he said. “But now I am beyond that stage and it’s all about performances and contributing to the team. Now that I’ve got a contract with Somerset until the end of the 2016 season it’s nice to have the security of that but I don’t want to focus too much on it. I want to take each game as it comes and hopefully the security comes with the performances I keep putting in which is what I will be working on over the next 12 months.”
Looking ahead to the winter Adam said: “The lads have briefed me on what to expect. It’s going to be a hard winter but I know I’m going to enjoy it.”
Talking about 2016 Adam said: “I’d like to play regular cricket in all formats for Somerset. One-day cricket is fantastic but I want to play the four-day game as well and that is what I will be aiming to do. I’ll be starting off in the Second XI and hopefully putting in some good performances to warrant my selection for the first team.”
Finally Adam seems to have settled in very well at the County Ground so just what is it about the place that he likes? “Somerset is a very homely club,” he said. “All of the lads and the backroom staff are a very close group. The Club is a big family and that is what I really like so it’s a fantastic place for me to be.”