Cricket


Cullompton CC have been celebrating twice over at the end of their 125th anniversary season. It will go down as a season to remember at Cullompton as the First and Second XIs both won their respective divisions in the Tolchards Devon Cricket League. James Blackmore’s First XI were defeated finalists in the Corinthian Cup Twenty20 …

Marcus Trescothick is back on top form to spearhead Somerset’s desperate fight for survival in the Specsavers County Championship First Division. The former England opener admitted a huge sense of relief after his 51st First Class century for his beloved county had helped clinch a crucial victory over Warwickshire at Edgbaston. The 169-run win revived …

A magnificent team performance culminated in Cornwall winning the national under-17 title by 19 runs against a plucky Leicestershire & Rutland outfit. Cornwall batted first and made a decent fist of it, notching a first-innings tally of 200 for eight in their 50 overs. There was no one star performer, though, and it was left …

Weston-super-Mare will be playing in the second tier of the West of England Premier League in 2018 after winning at North Petherton to clinch the Somerset Division title. The Seasiders were relegated into level three for the first time at the end of the 2016 season and were determined to bounce straight back. Coach Sam …

Gloucestershire under-13s won the ESCA Festival for the second year in a row after winning all three of their matches. The 2017 squad opened their campaign with a convincing 118 run victory over Guernsey. Gloucestershire posted a total of 186-4 from their 25 overs. Praneel Choughule (32) (Thornbury), Nick Shubach (35) (Dumbleton), Rhys Price (36) …

SOMERSET travel to face Warwickshire at Edgbaston on Tuesday with their First Division status in the Specsavers County Championship hanging by a thread. The 179-run defeat by leaders Essex at Chelmsford during the week means there are just four games left to close a 23- point gap on sixth-placed Yorkshire. More worrying still is the …

Somerset’s Anya Shrubsole has won this year’s Christopher Martin-Jenkins Spirit of Cricket award for her sporting reaction to England Women’s World Cup semi-final win. Shrubsole hit the winning runs with two balls remaining in a tense clash with South Africa and was quick to console opposing captain Dane van Niekerk. It brought back memories of …

WESTERN Storm banished all memories of their defeat in last season’s final by the same opposition when they raced to a seven-wicket win over Southern Vipers in this year’s Kia Super League title decider. An explosive innings from Rachel Priest set up an easy victory over the Vipers in front of a 3,500 crowd at …