Explore the Somerset Cricket scene with big guests, heart-warming stories and the quirky side of the game. Presented by Charlie Taylor.
How can counties cope with losing players to The Hundred?
Somerset's Director of Cricket Andy Hurry is calling for counties to be better protected from losing players to The Hundred. Hear from him, Somerset captain Tom Abell and our commentator Anthony Gibson about the issue. There's a reflection on Somerset's disappointing One Day Cup campaign and we'll hear clips from the new Ben Stokes documentary.
James Hildreth retires
More than 28,000 runs, over 700 appearances and hundreds of catches for Somerset. James Charles Hildreth will be remembered as one of Somerset's best players. He's called time on his career and spoke to Charlie on the day the news was announced.
Centurions Tom Banton and James Rew
Somerset draw with Essex - we hear from centurions Tom Banton and James Rew, both managed their maiden first-class ton at Chelmsford. Also on the show we hear from Roelof van der Merwe who looks back on T20 Finals Day and previews the new Hundred season. There's also a chat with the 15-year-old girl who has decided to start coaching sessions for state school pupils. Charlie catches up with the man behind the auction to raise money for South African bowler Mondli Khumalo who needed brain surgery after being attacked in Bridgwater in May. Plus we hear from the former Wellington School student who's representing Barbados at the Commonwealth Games and the player of the match from the Baker Cup final is very modest about his performance at the County Ground. Finally, don't miss the captain of the Somerset disability team telling us how his side has reached the regional finals after beating local rivals Gloucestershire.
Pride month and T20 knock-outs
Somerset's men have qualified for a home quarter-final in the T20 Blast, Craig Overton and Tom Abell look back on an exhilarating win against Surrey and preview the game against Derbyshire. It'll be the first time the teams have met in T20s. BBC commentator Aatif Nawaz gives us the lowdown on new Somerset signing Imam-ul-Haq. Sophie Luff talks about Western Storm's strong start to the season and gives us her take on the upcoming Hundred campaign. June was Pride Month, so we hear from England player Georgia Elwiss about her own journey in cricket and what it's like being gay in the game. We also hear from Hen Cowan, England women's media officer, about being trans non-binary and whether he felt supported by the cricket community when he came out. Gordon Hollins, the Somerset CEO, talks about what's being done to make Somerset an inclusive club. Wedmore's Jos Buttler has been named England's new white ball captain, so we hear from him about Eoin Morgan's legacy and there's a chat with Lauren Clark, Bob Willis' widow, who organised Blue for Bob to raise awareness for prostate cancer charities during the Test match between England and India.
Mondli update and Tom Kohler-Cadmore joins
North Petherton player Lloyd Irish updates Charlie Taylor on the recovery of South African bowler Mondli Khumalo who was assaulted in Bridgwater in May and required several operations on his brain. We also hear about an auction being set up to fundraise for him. Tom Kohler-Cadmore has been announced by Somerset as a new player - Charlie looks into what that means for the club on and off the field. The player has apologised after being part of a WhatsApp group which exchanged misogynistic messages. There's also a look back on double dramatic derby wins for Somerset over Gloucestershire, then we head to Amsterdam to hear about England's record-breaking score against the Netherlands.
Heather Knight and three from three
England captain Heather Knight reflects on a great win for Western Storm and looks ahead to the Test match coming to Taunton. There's also a look at Somerset's great start to the T20 season, winning all of their first three games. Is bowling coach Steve Kirby being too modest? We celebrate Max Waller who's just become Somerset's all-time leading wicket-taker. BBC Radio Somerset presenter Claire Carter plays cricket with the new women's side at Broadway and Horton Cricket Club and there's an update on North Petherton and South Africa cricketer Mondli Khumalo, who was assaulted at the weekend. Ed Hossell from Somerset's Visually Impaired side talks about the incredible comeback which saw them win despite being 24/9 at one point. Finally, Stuart Broad looks ahead to the first home Test of the summer under England's new management structure.