Somerset County Cricket Club start their 2018 county season on April 20th with a home fixture against Worcestershire CCC , who will be looking to pick themselves up after their opening Spec Savers County Championship defeat against Hampshire.
A busy summer schedule for the County and England cricketers in 2018, sees six England players back in the UK and ready for the start of the Specsavers County Championship season over the following few weeks.
Somerset have tried to pick a like-for-like replacement as they have signed the Yorkshire born Aussie opener Matt Renshaw to fill the void created by the suspension of compatriot opener Cameron Bancroft
As the final round of the Natwest T20 Blast 2017 kicked-off on Friday, the eight teams for the quarter-finals of this edition has been finalised with Leicestershire and Somerset just managing to make it to the top eight.
After Corey Anderson's powerful 17-ball 41 propelled Somerset to 102 for three in a rain shortened eight over game, Craig Overton and Max Waller picked two wickets apiece to restrict Somerset to 71 runs, thereby winning the Natwest T20 Blast South Group encounter by 32 runs in Taunton.
After blistering knocks from Lewis Gregory and Steven Davies set the tone for Somerset's 204 run total, their bowlers managed to held their nerve in restricting Hampshire to 190 runs as they completed a 14 run victory in the South Group Natwest T20 Blast in Taunton.
A quick half century from Ryan ten Doeschate and three wicket hauls each from Simon Harmer and Paul Walter proved clinical as Essex registered their maiden win in this season of Natwest T20 Blast after beating Somerset by 22 runs in Chelmsford.
Craig Overton and Jack Leach picked four wickets each as Somerset bowled out Yorkshire for 179 runs in the final innings to complete a 179 run win in their County Championship clash in Scarborough on the final day.
After dismissing Yorkshire for 213 runs, Tim Rouse and Jim Hildreth scored fifties in the second innings for Somerset as they stretched the lead to 289 runs with seven wickets in hand at stumps on day three.
A bowling day in Scarborough saw 13 wickets fall on day one as Yorkshire bowled out Somerset for 268 runs and responded back with a score of 42 for three at stumps on day one of County Championship clash.