Cricket


SOMERSET batsman George Bartlett is continuing to enjoy good form out in Australia where he is spending the winter playing Grade Cricket and last weekend notched up his maiden century for University Cricket Club. Going in with the score on 98 for two, the 19-year-old shared in a third-wicket partnership of 97 and a fourth-wicket …

COLDPLAY’S Chris Martin is hoping that a big recruitment drive will help discover new players for the team he played for as a youngster. The superstar singer grew up near Exeter and was a talented cricketer. He was part of the same Devon under-11 and under-12 squads as Paignton wicketkeeper Chris Read, who went on …

VISITORS to the Cooper Associates County Ground, home of Somerset CCC, will not have failed to notice the large marquee which has recently been erected on the pitch. It has naturally left some people asking, ‘What is it for?’, well, Somerset Director of Cricket, Andy Hurry, is the man with all the answers. “Part of …

SOMERSET CCC’s Netherlands International, Paul van Meekeren, will be clocking up the miles during the weeks ahead. “I’m flying to Hong Kong soon for the T20 Blitz,” the 25 year-old told somersetcountycc.co.uk. “I’m playing for the Kowloon Cantons and I’m very much looking forward to that. “It’s only a short tournament but there are a …

THE FUTURE of Somerset CCC is in good hands with Academy Director, Steve Snell, impressed by what he has seen so far from his latest crop of youngsters as they prepare for the new season. “It’s been hugely exciting seeing our talent evolving and being involved with the development of the players,” he told somersetcountycc.co.uk. …

GLOUCESTERSHIRE CCC have been preparing for the new season by indulging in a spot of hot yoga. Working with local yoga business, YogaFurie, the team has been practicing hot yoga in 35+ degree heat, working on flexibility, balance, strength and control with the instruction and help of trainer Ed Wood. “YogaFurie has been a great …

Australian Test batsman Cameron Bancroft will be joining Somerset as their overseas player for 2018. The 25-year-old opener, who can also keep wicket, made his international debut for Australia in the Twenty20 against India in January 2016 and his Test debut earlier in the current Ashes series. Bancroft is no stranger to the West Country, …

Gloucestershire’s one-day captain Michael Klinger will play a reduced role in this year’s Big Bash League after his wife Cindy was diagnosed with breast cancer. Klinger revealed the shock news about his wife in an emotional open letter on the website of his BBL franchise Perth Scorchers. The 37-year-old, who played in last season’s NatWest …