Just one month to go until the cricket starts again!

There is good news for those of you who are suffering from cricket withdrawal symptoms because, believe it or not, the winter is almost over!

There is now just one month to go until our first pre-season match of 2018.

On Monday March 19th we will be taking on our local rivals Gloucestershire at the Cooper Associates County Ground in two T20 matches and this will be followed by a 50-over match the following day.

Worcestershire will then be our opponents at Taunton Vale for a two-day match on March 22nd before Somerset travel to Edgbaston for a three-day game on March 26th.

There will then be a 50-over match at Gloucestershire on Wednesday April 4th before Somerset welcome Ireland to the Cooper Associates County Ground for a four-day match on April 6th

The traditional University match will then see Somerset take on Oxford MCCU at Taunton Vale over three days from April 13th.

When the pre-season matches were announced in December Head Coach, Jason Kerr outlined the importance of such fixtures. “It’s important that the cricket is as competitive as possible,” he said. “During pre-season I feel that it’s important to play all three formats of the game. Starting with two T20’s will give all the squad a chance to play, feel valued and feel like a part of what we’re trying to achieve. Inevitably, as we move closer to the first game we will concentrate that down to the squad that is going to be selected for that game. It’s important that everyone’s involved.

“In pre-season the challenge is to match the intensity that you would get in a competitive game. There’s less pressure and that is something that we will be looking for our players to address mentally. We will be looking to build that intensity during the course of the pre-season period and being as competitive on the park as we can be. We need to make sure that when we take to the field on the morning of that first game, we are ready to go.”

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