Somerset cricket has been a huge part of my life since I was born, coincidentally a few hundred yards from the county ground.
There is something special about cricket in Somerset. Perhaps the only other county in England where our summer sport is so important is Yorkshire. But there is a huge difference between the counties apart from their geographical separation. Yorkshire historically has been one of the most successful teams in the history of the championship thanks to their vast superiority in relative population.
Somerset hadn't ever one a trophy until 1979 (i was there) and still the elusive first ever championship eludes us. But for a county with a population of just half a million Somerset continues to punch above its weight.
Up until 2015 Somerset cricket was the common passion I shared with my Dad. We went to games together and talked most days after a game. The gap in my life still yawns four seasons on. I've been lucky enough to start writing for the Somerset Independent Fans Website TheInCider this season which I see as a way of still being able to talk to my Dad.
But photography, specifically cricket photography, is one of my greatest loves. Ever since I've owned an SLR I've been taking cricket photos for my own pleasure. Now, with the link to The InCider I'm lucky enough to see my images used on that site.