It was with regret that neither of us were able to attend HQ last Saturday (25th May) for the Royal London One Day Cup Final between Somerset and Hampshire. With Somerset playing such a large part in our lives it would have been fantastic to be able to be there to watch this talented group of players lift the last One Day Cup trophy at Lord’s.
Happily, we have been able to get involved in a different way, and over the weekend whilst contemplating the huge achievement by the Somerset players after our school speech day and lifting a small glass of cider in appreciation, a blackbird landed on the roof and sang out loud. I had seen the celebrations and rendition of the Somerset CCC version of the Wurzels ‘Blackbird’ song down in front of the Edrich and Mound Stands at the Nursery end at Lord’s and it got me thinking about the blackbird singing from one of the highest points on the ground. That Somerset had finally achieved their moment at Lord’s, being able to celebrate with huge emotion and pride with a band of travelling West Country support on the biggest domestic stage, where every cricketer in the country would love to have been.
What then, could be an image that would sum up the weekend for The Club? Something simple that included reference to Lord’s, Somerset and the victory. We came up with this, which seems to have been received well. Thanks to Somerset & Somerset County Sports, this image will be seen by far more Somerset fans than we could have hoped to get it in front of, and, in agreement with SCS, there is something exciting coming your way involving this image!
We are both so pleased for a club where we both have very happy memories and a lasting strong connection. We hope The Club can go on from here this season with this great group of players and continue to do well in the Championship and also in the Vitality T20 Blast later in the season. Keep an eye out at Somerset County Sports for your chance to get hold of our image!
Enjoy the rest of the season!!
PL & WD