Bowling attack looking strong, says spinner George Dockrell

Photo by Harry Trump: George Dockrell

Photo by Harry Trump: George Dockrell

First published in Sport Somerset County Gazette: Photograph of the Author by

GEORGE Dockrell said Somerset’s bowling line up is looking strong ahead of their start to the 2012 season this week.

The 19-year-old has not been shy in the wickets department either, claiming six scalps in Surrey’s second innings of a three-day warm up match last week.

The Irish left arm spinner has spent part of the winter in Dubai, claiming over 30 wickets, and he said he is looking forward to kicking into the season.

He said: “The guys bowled brilliantly against Surrey and hopefully we can carry that through the season.

“I will just try to do what I have done so far but I want to stake my name and get some wickets in the County Championship this summer because I am a bit of an unknown quantity in county cricket.

“I am happy with my bowling and it is nice to be getting into my stride and not having to worry about where I want to land the ball.

“Somerset set high standards and we will be going into every competition to win it.”

Murali Kartik swapped his Somerset shirt for a Surrey one over the winter but Dockrell said he is not feeling any pressure to match what the Indian spinner acheived last season.

He said: “Murali [Kartik] is a world class spinner but I will just try to do the best I can.”

Somerset start their 2012 campaign on Thursday (April 5) when Middlesex are the visitors at the County Ground.

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