I spent a very pleasant couple of hours looking through the photos in Somerset Cricket: The Glory Years 1973-1987 by Alain Lockyer, with text by Richard Walsh.
From 1979 to 1983 Somerset won several trophies in one-day cricket, having never won any silverware before that time. The team included Joel Garner, Peter Roebuck, Vic Marks, Ian Botham, Viv Richards, Brian Rose, Peter Denning, Merv Kitchen and Dennis Breakwell. In 1986 Richards, Garner and Botham left.
The foundations of the winning team were formed in the late seventies, when Brian Close captained the side.
This book features the players, the games, the grounds, the incidents and the fans.
In 2010 I blogged about the T20 match we went to at Taunton – a great game, which even Lindsey enjoyed.