Somerset County Cricket Club
played in Division Two of both the County Championship and the Sunday League in 2005. Somerset started at 10-1 to finish Division Two County Champions. Batting seems strong with Smith, Jayasuriya, Blackwell and Trescothick. But the same cannot be said of the bowling, which will find it difficult to dismiss teams twice on the flat Taunton pitch.
The first match of the season was against Durham UCCE, which showed how good a batting pitch Taunton is, with both teams scoring well. The first County Championship game was a draw against Lancashire at Old Trafford. The next game was a totesport League game against Warwickshire, which was abandoned as a draw because of rain.
Somerset's second Championship game was a comprehensive innings defeat at the hands of Yorkshire
, which was followed by another heavy defeat to Yorkshire on the Sunday, and a 9 wicket defeat by Essex
in the Championship. They then lost by 8 wickets to the Foxes
, but on the May Day Bank Holiday thrashed Surrey
On 4 May they were edged out of the C&G Trophy at Round One by Leicestershire
in a low-scoring game. They were then beaten by Durham
in the Championship, their fourth successive loss in the Championship, but continued their good form in the National League with a 16-run win in Edinburgh
over the Scots. They picked up their form in the Championship, however, drawing with Lancashire
in a rain-ravaged match before travelling to Northampton to beat... Read More