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DORSET County Cricket Club had a mixed day in their latest Minor Counties T20 League Group 4 double header against Wales at The Leaze Ground in Wimborne. The opening match saw Dorset skipper Jigar Naik win the toss and invite the visitors to bat first. An early double strike for seamer Mark Wolsenholme had the …

BETWEEN 1966 and 1979 Somerset all-rounder Graham Burgess  played in 252 First Class matches and 210 one-day games, and was part of the side during the ‘Glory Years’ when they lifted five one-day trophies in as many seasons. Following his retirement, Burgess became a well-respected umpire on the First Class circuit for 19 seasons. As …

Beaminster 144-4 (18 overs) Dorchester 49 all out (14.3 overs) The Beaminster Cricket Club’s U13s team won the West Dorset Cup and go through to the County Cup after a comfortable victory against Dorchester. Batting first, Beaminster set an impressive 144 from 18 overs. Tegan Furner (32 retired) and Adam Moss (31 retired) were in …

THERE was no doubting the Man-of-the-Match in Chard Cricket Club 1st XIs 82-run win over visitors Minehead in their West of England Premier League Somerset Division opener. Batting first, Chard carded 182 for 9 from their allotted 50 overs with Pete Moxom top scoring with a four-boundary 47 while Scoot Wells-Burr found the ropes seven …

MARTINSTOWN completed a league and Cup double as the West Dorset Indoor Cricket League, sponsored by Weymouth Tandoori, concluded with a thrilling competition in the under 16s.   Semi Final One: Beaminster 135-3 beat Dorchester 134-4 by 3wks In a pulsating game Beaminster edged out a valiant Dorchester with three balls to spare. Batting first, …

JASON Kerr detects “something special” developing at Somerset in the build-up to the new county cricket season. And that makes the head coach bullishly confident about the summer ahead. “It’s hard to explain, but there has been a work ethic, unity and hunger about the players in the build-up, which is exceptional,” he said. “I …

SOMERSET Cricket Club spinner Jack Leach’s full England test debut ended in disappointment as the team just failed to complete a disappointing winter with a win in their final match against New Zealand at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch. Set an likely 382 to win, the hosts began the final day on 42-0 but were …

THE DEATH has been announced of the long-serving Cornwall Cricket Umpire John Ford (aged 92 years) who enjoyed a lifetime of involvement in Cornish Cricket having made his playing debut for Troon seconds against Falmouth Docks in 1935. A tall seam bowler he played club cricket for Troon and Redruth and went on to become …