Cricket


BATSMAN George Hankins has signed a new contract with Gloucestershire. The 21-year-old, graduate of the club’s academy, has put pen to paper on a deal until the end of the 2021 season. Hankins said: “I am delighted to have extended my contract until the end of 2021. I am very excited to be part of …

SOMERSET’S Jack Leach has been named in the England Test squad for their forthcoming series against the West Indies. England National Cricket Selectors have named a 16-strong squad for the three-match series in the Caribbean starting in January. They have also named a 15-strong squad for the ODI series against the Windies starting in February. …

GLOUCESTERSHIRE Cricket have signed right arm fast bowler and Scotland international Stuart Whittingham from Sussex on a three-year deal. The 24-year-old said: “I am really excited to have signed for Gloucestershire. I am keen to continue with the development of my game and to play here is a fantastic opportunity. “I feel like I have …

SOMERSET wicketkeeper/batsman Tom Banton has signed a contract extension with the County Championship runners-up. The 20-year-old has put pen to paper on a deal that will see him remain at the County Ground until at least the end of the 2020 season. Banton said: “I’m delighted to have extended my contract at Somerset for another …

ENGLAND Lions, captained by Somerset’s Lewis Gregory, have gone 2-1 up in the five-match ODI series against Pakistan A after winning the third game in Abu Dhabi by 22 runs. Surrey’s Ollie Pope scored an enterprising 93 as the Lions claimed a second successive win. Captain Gregory again won the toss but his side were soon in …

SOMERSET’S Lewis Gregory captained England Lions to a much improved performance to win the second one day international against Pakistan A in Dubai. Pakistan had won the first game by 187 runs and after winning the toss once again elected to bat first. But this time the England bowlers found their lengths, bowled with good …

FORMER Pakistan captain Azhar Ali will be returning to Somerset County Cricket Club in 2019. The 33-year-old will be available for both the Specsavers County Championship and the Royal London One-Day Cup. Ali made a big impression both for Somerset in 2018 and scored more than 400 runs in seven County Championship matches with a …

SOMERSET’S Lewis Gregory was unable to mark his debut as captain of England Lions with a win over Pakistan A in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Pakistan A won the first limited-overs match, putting on a sizeable total of 351-4 before bowling the Lions out for 164 to win by 187 runs. Plymothian Gregory skippered the …