The county championship season is now in full swing, and here at Millichamp and Hall, we have been delighted to see so many early-season success stories with our M&H blades. No more is this the case than with the players from Somerset and Gloucestershire, who duel each other in their fifth round of county championship fixtures on Thursday in Bristol.
Gloucestershire’s James Bracey has had a cracking start to his 2022 campaign with his C100 blade, notching up a career-best 177 versus Yorkshire back in April, a week after scoring 117 against Northants. Safe to say, April was a good month for the Bristolian who will be eager to impress England scouts ahead of Summer.
Speaking ahead of the Somerset clash, Bracey voiced his views on the local derby: "We are certainly looking forward to it, it is always nice to welcome the Somerset boys up here to Bristol. There will be a number of M&H blades on show and in my opinion they are the best bats on the circuit at the moment.
"It is a big game for both sides with both of us the wrong end of the table and looking to take all the points.”
England’s Jack Leach spoke about Somerset’s mindset going into the game. “After beating Warwickshire in the last round, it’s really done the boys good going into this next game.
“The way in which we performed last time out, we would certainly like to repeat that, especially against our local rivals.
“Outside of the cricket, it will be nice to see the M&H brand on display, it’s been great to see the development of the brand and I love where it’s gone, and I am grateful that I have been a part of the growth.”
With a number of ambassadors on both sides, the M&H family will be well represented at the County Ground in Bristol. This division one clash will be a good battle to watch.