Cricket


Somerset’s disability team celebrated their achievements at their end-of-season pre­sentation night at the Cooper Associates County Ground. The team enjoyed a successful 2017 season, finishing third in the South West Super Nines League. The evening was supported by a host of volunteers and sponsors, who helped fund many of the awards and prizes. Sponsors were HMS Mobility Solutions …

Somerset’s new head of strength and conditioning is now installed at the Cooper Associates County Ground. Joel Tratt will need little introduction to the club as he spent a year as a strength-and-conditioning intern, working with Darren Veness. The 29-year-old, who hails from Barrington near Ilminster, became head of strength and conditioning at Oakham School, …

Gloucestershire all-rounder Danielle Gibson has been named in the England Women’s Academy (EWA) squad for the second successive year. The 16-year-old from Dumbleton CC is one of eight players who will receive coaching and support to in order to help them become international cricketers in the future. The Academy Squad and 14-strong England Women’s Senior …

Gloucestershire’s Jack Taylor has been suspended from bowling for the third time following a hearing held by the ECB’s Bowling Review Group. The off-spinner’s suspension follows a process set out in the ECB’s Regulations for the Review of Bowlers Reported with a Suspected Illegal Bowling Action. Taylor has been reported on two separate occasions by …

Ben Wells is a very happy young man after signing a contract to join the Somerset Academy. The 17-year-old opening batsman, who is also a wicket-keeper, hails from Bath where he plays for the reigning WEPL champions and attends Monkton Combe School. “I am really excited and very pleased to be joining the Somerset Academy. …

Somerset’s new head coach Jason Kerr believes having eight players in the England Pathway is testament to the long-term success of the club’s own player development programme. This winter Craig Overton will be heading off with the full England side for the Ashes series down under, hopefully to become the first Somerset bowler to play …

Devon CCC has a new chief executive following the appointment of Nigel Mountford to the post. Mountford takes over from Neil Gamble, who has moved up to the chairman’s post. County club president Roger Moylan Jones has been acting chairman since the death of incumbent Geoff Evans in September 2015. Having served as chairman from …

THE best bowling performance in the Tolchards Devon League last summer was celebrated at South Devon CC’s end-of-season awards evening. Spin bowler James Allen, still only 18, has worked his way through the youth system to reach the First XI. Allen’s bowling return of eight for 12 against Stoke Gabriel was the best across all …