‘Farmer White’ Somerset Cricket Writing
This site was set up as a home for the collected cricket writing of ‘Farmer White’. ‘Farmer White’ has posted match reports and occasionally articles or poems on various discussion threads on the independent Somerset cricket website grockles.com since September 2016.
This site currently contains match reports on virtually all Somerset CCC 1st XI matches played in 2018 and 2019 including on all days of County Championship cricket. It also contains reports on most days of Somerset CCC 1st XI cricket in 2017.
From time to time articles about Somerset cricket or Somerset cricket poems are added to the site.
Links to all match reports, articles and poems posted prior to the start of the 2019 season can be found on the Contents page via this link: Contents 2019 season links are yet to be entered onto the Contents page. The most recent items to appear on the site can be found at the top of the Home page by clicking on ‘HOME’ at the top of this page. Information on how to find particular reports can be found in the Site Guide via this link: Site guide
‘Farmer White’ is a lifelong Somerset supporter who sits in the stands with everyone else at matches. He goes to the cricket armed with a white Somerset wyvern hat, Somerset umbrella (as required), notebook, pencil and a flask. He makes notes of the day’s play and converts his notes and memories of the day into atmospheric match reports. He posts these, in the midst of all the other posts, on the relevant match thread on grockles.com and on this site.
Some 2018 reports on home matches and all home 2019 RLODC match reports include photographs by Michael Williams, many of which appeared on grockles.com, as did all the ‘Farmer White’ match reports. Mike’s ready agreement and assistance in providing his photographs to this site is greatly appreciated and my thanks to him, expressed elsewhere, are heartfelt.
Photographs Mike’s reports are primarily close-up action photographs of matches at Taunton, and each is attributed to him where they appear. Unattributed photographs, primarily of grounds and some distant action were taken by ‘Farmer White’.
This page was last updated on 27th February 2021.