On Saturday 19th October, both Somerset Disabled CC and Somerset VI celebrated two very successful seasons.

Somerset Disabled CC were joined by Somerset Seniors who presented a cheque following a fund raising event organised by the Chairman, Brian Pearson.

Somerset Disabled CC by Nick Dean

Looking back at the 2019 season and we can confidently call the season a very successful one for our club. Our main aim for the First XI was to win our group and reach the semi final. We went through the group stage unbeaten and went through to the national semi final where we performed well but ultimately came up short against a very good Derbyshire side.

Another main aim was to develop the Dragons side. We are extremely proud to say we have reached a five year high in dragons team members with some pushing for spots in the first team. The Dragons side also played in two matches this year, winning one and losing one. All in all representing a very successful year for the team, contributing greatly to the club.

We rounded off a great year with another fantastic Dan’s day, celebrating our wonderful former coach and the legacy he has left behind. A day in which the team bond and the ‘family’ club mentality was evident for all to see. We have built a great platform to build from moving into the 2020 season, where we look to improve again but also enjoy every second.”

2019 Player of the Year Awards
Batsman of the year Nick Dean 207 runs (Jack Milton hit 195!)
Bowler of the year John Tucker 13 Wickets
Fielder of the year Russ Young
Most improved George Fox
Dan Hodges award Paul Lewis for all his efforts with the club and looking after the Dragons team this year.

Somerset Disabled CC

Somerset Visually Impaired CC – By Kathryn Jelfs WHite

The season began with a bang for Somerset’s Visually Impaired side as we secured our second title in the T20 Final at Wolverhampton. The competition was weather postponed from last September and we battled through near-Arctic conditions to beat Yorkshire in the Semi-Final and then fend off eventual 2019 National League winners, Northamptonshire in the Final.

The League campaign was another successful one securing a consecutive runners-up finish after four wins, a draw and unfortunately two losses.

For the third time in our history a 30-over Cup Final place was established but we came unstuck against a very determined London Metro side at the Brightside County Ground in Bristol. En route to the Final we took part in our first Bowl-Out as the weather tried to hinder the competition.

To compliment a fantastic season a number of awards and nominations from governing body BCEW were claimed:

Captain Ed Hossell won Partially Sighted Fielder and was jointly awarded PS Player (also nominations for PS Batsman and PS Bowler)

The now legendary Steve Cook claimed the only title missing from his collection, Total Batsman, to become the game’s only player to have won every award for his sight category (also nominated for Total Player and Total Fielder)

Nominations were received by:

Vice-Captain Heidi Linegar – Wicketkeeper, Low Partial Player and Female Player

Chairman Alan Mabey – LP Player (whilst daughter Sharnie Mabey won Best Female Player at the end of season Development Festival event in Leicester)

Rob Crisp – PS Player, PS Bowler and PS Fielder

Kathryn Jelfs-White – Female Player

After another marvellous season we are already looking forward to next spring!

2019 Player of the Year Awards
Batsman of the year Steve Cook
Bowler of the year Rob Crisp
Fielder of the year Heid Linegar
Most improved Sharnie Mabey
Champagne Moment Immi Bullett
Club Person Heidi Linegar
Overall Player Ed Hossell

Somerset Visually Impaired CC