Cricket


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 …

JACK Leach became the first Somerset Cricket club spinner to represent England since Ian Blackwell back in 2006 when he was selected for the second test against New Zealand at the relatively new Hagley Oval, Canterbury. After skipper Joe Root lost the toss, England were invited to bat in swing-friendly conditions. They slipped to 94 …

SOMERSET spinner Dom Bess underlined his growing prowess with the bat as he struck his maiden first class century. The 20-year-old from Exeter scored 107 off just 106 balls batting at number nine for the ECB MCC team in the Champion County match against Essex in Barbados. Bess, the only Somerset representative in the select …

SOMERSET County Cricket club have confirmed that Cameron Bancroft will not be joining the club as their overseas player for the upcoming 2018 season. SCCC Director of Cricket Andy Hurry has offered the following statement regarding Bancroft: “Over the last few days, cricket has been over shadowed by a very dark cloud. There has been …

CHRIS Dent wants to eliminate fear of losing from Gloucestershire’s dressing room in his first season as captain. The 27-year-old Bristol-born batsman admits to having thought long and hard before taking on the job of skipper in the Specsavers County Championship and Royal London One-Day Cup. But, with time to adjust to the idea, Dent …

SOMERSET County Cricket Club have confirmed the appointment of Andrew Cornish as the new Chief Executive of Somerset County Cricket Club with effect from Tuesday, April 3rd. In a statement the Club said:“Andrew is a highly experienced and successful individual who has held important Chief Executive roles in leading businesses, most latterly as CEO of …