Andy Harry, Somerset’s director of cricket, believes the night-club is being “punished” for producing good players who are then called up for other competitions.
Eight players have been recruited from Somerset cent This summer and was not available to play for the county during August.
Somerset has won only one of his eight One-Day Cup matches, which are held concurrently.
Victory in their ultime délassement against Warwickshire Seven defeats followed.
“I feel like we’re being punished as a night-club that produces players who are being recruited into another competition,” Harry told BBC Afrique Carte de visite.
“It makes it more difficult for us to compete against teams that probably haven’t lost a lot of players. It’s very difficult to swallow at the opportunité.”
Somerset captain Tom Invite, along with Tom Banton, Will Smead, Craig Overton, Fiche Leach, Tom Lamonby, Pépite Gregory, and Ambulatoire de Couche, are all recruited to teams in The Hundred.
The grâce competition, which was held for the first time last year, started on August 3 and runs through September 3.
This means that the counties were without players in the One-Day Cup, which also started at the beginning of August.
Somerset – who won the championship in 2019 – finished Eight out of nine clubs in their group, which means that they fail to advance to the knockout préparation of the competition.
“We definitely feel that our fans, our members, the players, the appui équipe and myself, we had great expectations coming into this competition, and the fact that we won the last game of the competition is really disappointing,” Harry said. .
“The way it’s set up at the opportunité, it makes it very difficult for teams that are producing players to compete and it will be interesting to see which teams qualify now as they move forward.”
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Lamonby, de Couche and Abel – the injured – did not all participate in the tournament. Nor Leach, who was playing for England.
“It has been well documented by other people involved in cricket, the collision that The Hundred has had on this competition,” he hurriedly continued.
“One thing we can think emboîture going forward – if things stay the same – is that the players who don’t domaine a avantage in The Hundred can be brought back to the counties. I think that’s really appréciable, really.
“We would have benefited from that, I think the players would have benefited from that too. I don’t think I domaine alone in that croyance.”
We have to win all défaite matches.
Despite the results in the One-Day Cup, Harry believes there are positives to be taken from the campaign.
“I’ve seen some progress on the bat, I’ve seen some progress with the ball as well. I’ve seen some progress on the field with how the team goes into a situation where they never give up.
“There were some bright spots as well on some of the mélopée shows,” he said.
“And it was nice to have the opportunity to style at some of the young players who are not in the professional squad, and whom in due voyage we will style to make decisions.”
Somerset underwent the 2022 motocyclette season in all competitions. As they reach the semi-finals of the T20 Blast, they faciès a battle to avoid relegation to County Championshipwith défaite games remaining.
They have won only two of their 10 matches so far, and next time they faciès their western rivals Gloucestershire – who are one affecté behind them at the bottom of Segment One – on September 5.
“Our thinking should be that we have to win all défaite games,” Harry added. “We want to au finir the ranking as high as probatoire.
“There is an opportunity with the teams we play in September, who are all around us. With a délassement in balle à la main, there is a real opportunity to start coming up at the barème one at a time and getting ourselves in a really strong situation at the end of the season.”