If you’re going to get thrashed, do the job properly. Do it Somerset style. Somerset lost to Warwickshire by an innings and 382 runs.
It was an extremely impressive performance from Somerset. Extremely impressive. Any team can concede 642 and any team can then get bowled out for 210, but to then get bowled out for 50 in 88 balls? That’s something.
Gemaal Hussain’s debut
We’ve read in several places that Somerset have ‘strengthened’ their bowling attack with the addition of Gemaal Hussain.
We’re not saying that out of malice, we just don’t really see why anyone would think that he’s a man who’ll take Somerset to the title. It’s not like he’s Dale Steyn.
Hussain was the leading wicket taker in the second division last year, but he knows that means nothing, so he moved to Somerset.
This was his debut. He took 1-154 off 28 overs and that was the best bit. He also managed to record a pair inside 90 minutes.
That is heart-warming haplessness. We like him. He strikes us as being the kind of man who could lock himself out of his own house twice on the same day.
We’ve done that. All the greats have done it.