Somer Valley Sports Show

Somer Valley Sports Show

  • Neil Hatley

    Apr 16, 2014 | 6 min
    Following a fiery encounter at Kingsholm, I caught up with Bath forwards coach Neil Hatley, to reflect on what had been a memorable West Country derby with Gloucester - if only for the wrong reasons! Bath's play-off ambitions are still very much in their own hands, as the Premiership season hots up to a thrilling climax.
  • Mike Ford

    Apr 01, 2014 | 10 min
    Bath Rugby Head Coach, Mike Ford, looks ahead to an exciting finale to Bath's league and Cup campaign, but not before reflecting upon a difficult March for Bath. We talked Sale, Brive and parenthood.
  • Welton Rovers v Oldland Abbotonians 1st

    Mar 05, 2014 | 49 min
  • Paulton Rovers v Thatcham Town 2nd Half

    Feb 22, 2014 | 51 min
  • Paulton Rovers v Thatcham Town 1st Half

    Feb 22, 2014 | 48 min
  • Leroy Houston

    Feb 19, 2014 | 4 min
    Leroy Houston has the biggest smile in the Aviva Premiership! And why shouldn't he! Bath Rugby are on another impressive run of form, having triumphed in a hotly contested West Country Derby away at Exeter. Next up is Wasps, with Saracens looming on the horizon. Leroy and I discussed the mood going into Saturdays Premiership clash, as well as addressing the Elephant in the Room!
  • Lloyd Edgell

    Feb 13, 2014 | 10 min
    Listen again to my latest interview with Lloyd Edgell, manager of Radstock Town Football Club. Did we find a sponsor for Lloyd's coaching course? What was it like for Lloyd to play against his Yeovil hero's? What's Lloyd golfing handicap? All will be revealed!
  • Radstock Town Sports Show Special

    Feb 13, 2014 | 59 min
    One of my favourite ever sports shows, broadcast LIVE from Southfields Recreation Ground the home of Radstock Town Football Club. We welcomed Club Manager, Lloyd Edgell, and Club Secretary, Simon Wilkinson, along with a host of our usual guests. The Bar is open!
  • Running for the Larger Gentleman

    Feb 12, 2014 | 6 min
    David Flatman is running this years Bath Half Marathon to raise money for The Down’s Syndrome Association and The Burned Children’s Club. David talked to me about why these two charities are so close to his heart, as well as apprehension at the prospect of running 13 and a half miles. To donate to David visit
  • Nathan Catt

    Feb 12, 2014 | 5 min
    Yesterday I spoke with Bath prop Nathan Catt about a tight game against Newcastle at the Rec. We also looked ahead to the West Country Derby away at Exeter on Saturday and the part the weather was likely to play.
  • Radstock Town Needs You!

    Jan 18, 2014 | 12 min
    Lloyd Edgell was formally announced as Radstock Town at the start of December, following a dreadful November for the Miners on and off the field. Player walk outs and heavy defeats left Radstock fighting for their Western League Premier Division survival, yet Lloyd's first full month in charge turned around the ailing Clubs fortunes, registering 2 wins a draw and only one narrow defeat over the Christmas period. Lloyd, a former soldier, has been associated with Radstock Town for 18 years, representing the Club at Under 18, reserve and first team level. At 25, Lloyd is one of the youngest managers in the Western League and whilst his committment to the cause cannot be questioned, he has no qu...
  • Ross Batty

    Jan 15, 2014 | 5 min
    January is a busy month of a Cup action for Bath. Saturdays 30 points to 13 victory away to Newport Gwent Dragons is quickly followed by the visit of Bordeaux Begles to the Rec on Thursday. Bath hooker Ross Batty talked to me about Bath's good Cup form, competition for first team places and his New Year battle with chocolate!
  • Toby Booth

    Jan 09, 2014 | 6 min
    My first visit to Farliegh House in 2014 and I have the pleasure of speaking with 1st team coach, Toby Booth. We reflected on a close run draw to Leicester Tigers and a busy month of Cup action ahead of Bath in January.
  • Interview

    Jan 07, 2014 | 6 min
  • Swindon Supermarine v Paulton Rovers 2nd

    Dec 28, 2013 | 53 min
  • Swindon Supermarine v Paulton Rovers 1st

    Dec 28, 2013 | 52 min
  • Melksham Town v Radstock Town 2nd

    Dec 26, 2013 | 45 min
    A late start to the second half and we missed the Miners equaliser! Yet controversy abound with a Melksham penalty which ultimately defined the destiny of the three points.
  • Melksham Town v Radstock Town 1st Half

    Dec 26, 2013 | 40 min
  • Simon Wilkinson on Radstock Town

    Dec 07, 2013 | 11 min
    Reports of Radstock's demise have been greatly exaggerated. I spoke with Miners Club Secretary, Simon Wilkinson, about a difficult November for the Club and troubling press reports about the Club's future.
  • Tom Heathcote

    Dec 04, 2013 | 6 min
    An excellent November for Bath was capped with a Derby win against West Country rivals Exeter Chiefs. Five wins from five left Bath third in the Premiership and represented real progress on their form from last season. I talked to Tom Heathcote about the Exeter game, as well as looking ahead to the Amlin Cup trip to Italy this weekend.
  • Gary Gold

    Nov 20, 2013 | 7 min
    My first trip to Farleigh House in over a month and this week I got to speak to none other than Bath Rugby Head Coach, Gary Gold! We looked back on an impressive November for Bath and discussed what Sundays Cup win against local rivals Exeter, might mean for the Premiership clash at the end of the month.
  • Yeovil town v Latvia 1st half

    Nov 18, 2013 | 95 min
  • Odd Down v Radstock Town 2nd Half

    Nov 13, 2013 | 49 min
  • Odd Down v Radstock Town 1st Half

    Nov 13, 2013 | 43 min
  • Radstock town v Chippenham park 2nd half

    Oct 29, 2013 | 35 min
  • Radstock town v Chippenham park 2nd half

    Oct 29, 2013 | 1 min
  • Radstock town v Chippenham park 2nd half

    Oct 29, 2013 | 1 min
  • radstock town v chippenham park

    Oct 29, 2013 | 48 min
  • welton rovers v keynsham town

    Oct 19, 2013 | 119 min
  • Midsomer Norton Cricket Club 200 Club

    Oct 10, 2013 | 19 min
    Individual scores of 100 or more are a relatively uncommon occurrence in club cricket so to reach 200 in a club game is some feat. Midsomer Norton CC now have two current players in this exclusive 200 club and they are brothers Chris and Nigel Tabb. Chris Tabb notched up his first double-century for Midsomer Norton in the last week of August in a home fixture against Wiltshire side Nationwide House CC. His 153 ball innings of 201 not out included 26 fours and 4 sixes. In reaching this milestone – his first double century – he matched the performance of brother Nigel Tabb in a 1988 fixture against Blagdon CC, again at Withies Lane. Nigel ended his innings on 205 not out. Nigel was at the wick...
  • Yeovil Town v Radstock Town

    Oct 07, 2013 | 116 min
  • Guy Mercer

    Oct 03, 2013 | 4 min
    Bath's good start to the season continued with a third win from four matches, but their inability to add to their 33 points from the first half still suggests room for improvement. Guy Mercer scored a brace of tries and was upbeat about Bath's start to the season and their upcoming trip to Sale.
  • Toby Booth

    Sep 25, 2013 | 8 min
    Yesterday I caught up with Toby Booth, 1st Team Coach, at the Bath Rugby Media Session. When I last spoke to Toby he talked to me about the "new" Bath way, a way that had been severely tested at Saracens on Sunday. We reflected on the lessons learnt from Bath's first defeat of the season and looked at how the new scrummaging laws are bedding in.
  • Paulton Rovers v Merthyr Town

    Sep 22, 2013 | 115 min
    Paulton entertained Merthyr Town in this top of the table clash at Winterfield Road. Both sides finished in the Southern League Division South & West play offs last season, so this match was always going to be a hotly contested affair. After a cagey 1st half, both teams through everything but the kitchen sink at each other in the 2nd half. Special thanks to Kerry Morgan from Merthyr Town for his excellent co-commentary and analysis.
  • Eloise Last Sport Show

    Sep 20, 2013 | 60 min
    Eloise Davis has been a stalwart of the Somer Valley Sports Show for as long as I can remember. Her energy, enthusiasm and good humor will be sorely missed. I'm glad we could make her last show one to remember!
  • Welton Rovers v Almondsbury UWE 2nd Half

    Sep 18, 2013 | 54 min
  • Welton Rovers v Almondsbury UWE 1st Half

    Sep 18, 2013 | 44 min
  • Paulton Rovers v Evesham United

    Sep 07, 2013 | 84 min
    Paulton entertained Evesham in this Southern League Division One South and West fixture. A real game of two halves ultimately saw Paulton come on top by 3 goal to 1. Tony Walsh and I bring you most of the commentary, unfortunately cut short in our prime by technical difficulties!
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    Sep 07, 2013 | 1 min
  • Matt Banahan

    Sep 05, 2013 | 4 min
    Week two at Farliegh House and Bath finish their preseason preparations with a 27 - 10 win against the Ospreys. I get the chance to talk to Matt Banahan, a man 16 times capped by his country, about Bath's trip to Newcastle and his own ambitions for the season.
  • Portishead Town

    Sep 02, 2013 | 8 min
    I might have been commentating for Welton Rovers, but I was delighted to get the chance to speak with Adrian Green, Chairman of Portishead Town Football Club. We discussed a promising first half from Posset, a difficult start to the season and the Club's ambitions for the future.
  • Portishead Town v Welton Rovers

    Aug 31, 2013 | 109 min
    Welton Rovers traveled to Portishead Town looking for their third win in a row, in the Toolstation Western League 1st Division.
  • Toby Booth

    Aug 28, 2013 | 7 min
    The first media session of the 2013/14 season and I met with 1st Team Coach, Toby Booth, to discuss Bath's preseason preparations and their aspirations for the new season.
  • Bisley 2013

    Aug 23, 2013 | 7 min
    Dan Warren from Midsomer Norton Target Shooting Club joined me to talk about Bisley 2013, where he's been competing last week - not for his Club, but for his County.
  • Midsomer Norton Rugby Club

    Aug 23, 2013 | 8 min
    Matt Denning joined me in the studio this week to preview Midsomer Norton Rugby's upcoming Western Counties North campaign. We discussed training, friendlies and the art of hooking!
  • Nick Bunyard

    Aug 07, 2013 | 5 min
    I caught up with Nick Bunyard before Paulton's friendly against Worcester City. Nick talked about Paulton's preseason preparations and the teams targets for this season, in what he expects to be a very competitive league.
  • Paulton Rovers V Worcester City

    Aug 05, 2013 | 82 min
    Paulton Rovers travelled to Stanley Park in the heart of Wiltshire on August 3rd, a home from home whilst their Winterfield Road pitch was being used for the Paulton Community Games. Their latest pre-season friendly pitched them against Conference North side, Worcester City. Tony Walsh and myself braved the rain to bring you commentary of Rovers stiffest test yet, in the build up to the new Southern League season.
  • Stanley Park

    Aug 03, 2013 | 4 min
    Pete Hussey tells me about the award winning Stanley Park Sports Ground, Wiltshire’s largest outdoor sporting facility.
  • Paulton Rovers v Bristol City 2nd half

    Jul 25, 2013 | 50 min
    2nd half commentary from Paulton Rovers pre-season clash with a youthful Bristol City XI, played at Winterfield Road on July 24th.
  • Paulton Rovers v Bristol City 1st half

    Jul 25, 2013 | 49 min
    1st half commentary from Paulton Rovers pre-season clash with a youthful Bristol City XI, played at Winterfield Road on July 24th.
  • Bath Rugby Ladies

    Jul 24, 2013 | 11 min
    Somer Valley FM like to talk Bath Rugby, but that doesn't mean we always need to talk about the men! Ladies player Sarah Burgess tells us about the Ladies team, their plans for girls rugby and their hopes for the new season.
  • Claire Burton Purnell Sports

    Jul 18, 2013 | 10 min
    Somerset Football Association held its annual ‘County Awards Evening’ on Thursday 11th July at Somerset County Cricket ground, Taunton. The evening was an opportunity for Somerset FA to recognise and reward outstanding contribution and achievement to football from Schools, Clubs and Volunteers within Somerset over the last 12 months. The last award of the evening was for Outstanding Contribution to Community Football, this was picked up by the outstanding Claire Burton (Purnell Sports / Midsomer North Youth & Mini League), Claire lives and breathes football and is an instrumental figure in local football.
  • Pride in the Lions - Episode 7

    Jul 10, 2013 | 26 min
    For the final episode of the series, David and I look back on an unforgettable 3rd Test and the uncomfortable events that occurred during the build-up. David runs through his men of the series, as well as looking ahead to what the Lions tours of the future might look like.
  • Womens Cricket 2nd Innings (Part 2)

    Jul 07, 2013 | 15 min
    The conclusion of the 2nd Innings of the Women's County Championship match between Somerset and Wales. Somerset are batting.
  • Womens Cricket 2nd Innings (Part 1)

    Jul 07, 2013 | 119 min
    Commentary from the 2nd Innings of the Women's County Championship match between Somerset and Wales. Somerset are batting.
  • Womens Cricket 1st Innings (Part 2)

    Jul 07, 2013 | 91 min
    The final section of the commentary from the 1st Innings of the Women's County Championship match between Somerset and Wales.
  • Womens Cricket 1st Innings (Part 1)

    Jul 07, 2013 | 17 min
    Commentary from the 1st Innings of the Women's County Championship match between Somerset and Wales. Wales are batting.
  • Pride in the Lions - Episode 6

    Jul 03, 2013 | 17 min
    In BOD we trust - shame Warren Gatland didn't feel the same way! David Flatman was in superb form this week. We spoke before the Final Lions Test line up was announced, covering; Campese, Oppositional Defiance Disorder and the dark arts of the scrum.

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