The moments you might have missed

The 2019 campaign was packed full of incredible moments for Somerset Members and supporters.

There were incredible batting and bowling performances, remarkable run outs, stunning catches, emotional farewells and of course the moment when Tom Abell held aloft the Royal London One-Day Cup after a stunning win in the final at Lord’s.

Here we look back on six moments that you might have missed.

Roelof’s Run Out

On a dramatic and record breaking night at the Cooper Associates County Ground in August, Somerset and Middlesex fought it out for the final place in the knock-out stages of this year’s Vitality Blast.

Although the visitors came out on top, Roelof van der Merwe executed one of the most innovative run outs that the Taunton crowd have ever seen.

Azhar Ali’s Catch Wins The Match

Somerset lifted the Royal London One-Day Cup in May but early on in the campaign the team were involved in a highly dramatic encounter against Glamorgan in Cardiff.

Chasing 262 for victory, the hosts had recovered from 21 for five to take Somerset right to the wire. At the end of the 48th over Glamorgan’s last wicket pair of Lukas Carey and Timm van der Gugten required just three runs from the remaining 12 balls.

Carey hit the opening ball of the penultimate over to mid-off where Azhar Ali juggled before grasping it at the second attempt.

Somerset had survived a real scare, and the rest is history.

Career Best for Josh

Scotland International Josh Davey was once again an impressive performer with the ball for Somerset in 2019.

The highlight for him came in Somerset’s exceptional 298 run County Championship victory over Yorkshire at the Cooper Associates County Ground in September. He claimed a career best five for 21 in Yorkshires second innings and finished with match figures of eight for 51.

Eddie Impresses On Vitality Blast Debut

Eddie Byrom marked his Somerset T20 debut with a stunning performance as Somerset beat Surrey in the Vitality Blast at the Cooper Associates County Ground in August.

The 22-year-old’s stunning innings of 54 not out included four sixes and came off only 19 deliveries.

A special night for Eddie was made even more impressive because his father from Zimbabwe was in the crowd.

Byrom’s 18-ball fifty was the second fastest ever by a t20 debutant, bettered only by Imran Nazir’s 14-ball fifty for Sialkot Stallions against Lahore Eagles in 2005.

Jack’s First Somerset Five-For

Jack Brooks arrived from Yorkshire with a wealth of experience and he added his name to the Somerset Honours Board in his first season by claiming five wickets in Somerset’s 102 run win over Surrey at Guildford in June.

His five for 33 was one of the main contributing factors in Somerset dismissing their hosts for just 164 in their second innings. A spectacular burst of three wickets in just seven balls helped to ensure that Somerset kept the Championship dream alive at the expense of the reigning champions.

George Helps Somerset To Winning Start

George Bartlett scored two hundreds in the 2019 County Championship, but arguably his finest knock of the year came in the opening game of the competition.

Kent were the visitors to the Cooper Associates County Ground in April for the first match of the season but unfortunately no play was possible on the opening day.

Weather continued to intervene, and in a match where no other batsman reached a half century, George played an outstanding and patient innings. He accumulated his runs sensibly and eventually made 63 from 110 balls. This innings proved to be absolutely vital as Somerset went on to win the game by 74 runs and started the season with a win.

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