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Specsavers Championship

The moments that made the season - Part Two

Sep 24, 2016: The greatest retirement statement to the heart-stopping finish, ESPNcricinfo rounds up the memorable moments from the 2016 County Championship, from No.10 to 1 ...

David Hopps

Somerset v Notts, Specsavers Championship Div One, Taunton, 1st day

Courageous Hildreth braves pain before Somerset shoot themselves in the foot

Sep 20, 2016: James Hildreth produced a courageous century alonsgide his fellow centurion Chris Rogers until a wholesale Somerset collapse frittered away a massive advantage against Nottinghamshire at Taunton

Paul Edwards at Taunton

Hampshire v Somerset, Specsavers Championship Div One, Ageas Bowl, 2nd day

Myburgh, Hildreth add to Hampshire's pain

Jun 27, 2016: Centuries by Johann Myburgh and James Hildreth made Hamshire suffer for their batting inadequacies of the first day

Freddie Wilde at Ageas Bowl

Middlesex v Somerset, Specsavers Championship Div 1, Lord's, 4th day

Hildreth's late harvest Somerset's gain

May 25, 2016: James Hildreth scored an unbeaten 85 to help stave off the threat of defeat at Lord's and continue his rich vein of form

Tim Wigmore at Lord's

Middlesex v Somerset, Specsavers Championship Div 1, Lord's, 1st day

Rogers hits century on return to Lord's

May 22, 2016: Chris Rogers enjoyed himself hugely on his return to Lord's as he scored 104 not out against his former county to guide Somerset to 219 for 2 on the opening day against Middlesex

ECB Reporters Network

Somerset v Yorkshire, Specsavers Championship Div 1, Taunton, 2nd day

Lyth begins strongly in Yorkshire's long quest for parity

May 16, 2016: To suggest that Adam Lyth and Alex Lees were facing a minor crisis when they opened Yorkshire's innings on a placid Taunton pitch would be a slight exaggeration but it was a telling session nonetheless

David Hopps at Taunton

Somerset v Lancashire, Specsavers Championship Div 1, Taunton, 3rd day

Hildreth ton gives Somerset hope after Anderson burst

May 3, 2016: A first century of the season for James Hildreth, that great, overlooked west country run-gatherer, provided Somerset supporters with something to clutch to their breasts on what was an otherwise trying day

Alan Gardner at Taunton

County previews

Gayle, Jayawardene and Rogers bring batting quality

Apr 5, 2016: A few of Somerset's off-season decisions appear a little short-term, but the arrival big names for the T20 Blast will boost chances of silverware

George Dobell

Somerset v Warwickshire, LV= Championship, Division One, Taunton, 1st day

Hildreth and Trescothick take Somerset towards safety

Sep 22, 2015: A James Hildreth century and another key innings from Marcus Trescothick saw Somerset into a strong position at the end of the first day against Warwickshire


Somerset v Worcestershire, LV= Championship, Division One, Taunton, 1st day

Hildreth hundred lifts Somerset

Aug 21, 2015: James Hildreth helped himself to a fourth first-class century of the season as Somerset batted themselves into a strong position against Worcestershire on the first day of their LV= County Championship game at Taunton


Somerset v New Zealanders, Taunton, 4th day

Contented NZ seal win as Craig takes five

May 11, 2015: New Zealand took just over 90 minutes to get their tour underway with a 66-run victory at Taunton and their coach, Mike Hesson, delivered a calm message of confidence

Alex Winter in Taunton

Worcestershire v Somerset, LV= County Championship Div One, New Rd, 3rd day

Somerset shellshocked after Morris, Shantry rout

May 5, 2015: Embarrassing though this was for Somerset, bowled out for just 90 and struggling to work out why they have lost all three of their matches so far, Worcestershire can only be encouraged.

Jon Culley at New Road

Worcestershire v Somerset, LV= County Championship Div 1, New Rd, 1st day

Somerset alive despite Morris five

May 3, 2015: Charlie Morris reached a new milestone in a fast-developing career as Worcestershire dismissed Somerset for 250 on the opening day of the County Championship meeting between teams who each lost their first two matches of the season.

Press Association

Somerset v Middlesex, LV= Championship, Division One, Taunton, 1st day

Trescothick and Hildreth gallop before Somerset stumble

Apr 26, 2015: Marcus Trescothick hit a 129-ball century as he and James Hildreth put Somerset in command before a major last-session collapse halted their momentum

Alex Winter at Taunton

Somerset v Middlesex, Taunton, 2nd day

Wretched Middlesex slip nearer drop

Sep 16, 2014: A match that started with Middlesex facing the outside possibility of relegation looks likely to end with them staring it in the face. It is entirely possible they will leave Taunton with only one point

George Dobell at Taunton

Somerset v Durham, Royal London Cup, Group B, Taunton

Hildreth, Gregory deliver thrilling win

Jul 27, 2014: Somerset James Hildreth hit a breathtaking 146 not out and Lewis Gregory an unbeaten 105 as Somerset began their Royal London One-Day Cup campaign with a five-wicket victory over Durham

Press Association

County news

Trescothick retains Somerset captaincy

Nov 22, 2013: Somerset have announced that Marcus Trescothick will remain as captain for next season, ending speculation surrounding Taunton. James Hildreth has been appointed vice-captain.

ESPNcricinfo staff

Nottinghamshire v Somerset, Trent Bridge, 3rd day

Tension eases with positions secure

Sep 26, 2013: Nottinghamshire and Somerset continued to make the most of batsmen-friendly conditions after learning that their Division One status had already been preserved for another season

ESPNcricinfo staff

Nottinghamshire v Somerset, Trent Bridge, 2nd day

Hildreth ton defends Somerset status

Sep 25, 2013: James Hildreth batted beautifully, scoring at roughly a run a ball for his entire innings, and soothed talk of a possible Somerset relegation

David Hopps at Trent Bridge

Somerset v Derbyshire, Taunton, 2nd day

Hildreth helps bring double relief for Somerset

Sep 4, 2013: There was relief and hope for Somerset: relief that their pitch had been given the all-clear following several sessions of close scrutiny, and some hope of a vital backs-to-the-wall victory

David Lloyd at Taunton
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