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England’s leading Test wicket taker of all time, Jimmy Anderson, saw hopes of a fitting Ashes finale dashed after sustaining a calf injury in the opening match of the current series, writes Tom Howe. As a result, Anderson, 37, was ruled out of the following four Tests with the question now being – will we …

It was announced today that Andrew ‘AJ’ Tye will be returning to Gloucestershire Cricket Club for the Vitality Blast in 2019. The 32-year-old will be a familiar face to Gloucestershire supporters after impressing in the T20 competition in 2016 and 2018. Speaking on his return to Gloucestershire AJ said: “I’m delighted to be returning to Gloucestershire …

SOMERSET made it two wins out of two in the Royal London One-Day Cup by beating Glamorgan away on Sunday. The game in Cardiff went right down to the wire with Glamorgan, chasing 262 for victory, just falling three runs short. It looked like it might be easier than it was for Somerset when they …

SOMERSET get their 2019 Specsavers County Championship season underway on Friday when they host Kent at the County Ground (11am start). “Everyone is really excited and inevitably there will be some nerves come Friday morning,” said Somerset head coach Jason Kerr said. “However, we are as well prepared as we can be, so for me …

HEATHER Knight hit 40 from 20 balls as England Women went 1-0 up in the Paytm Women’s T20 series, beating India by 41 runs in Guwahati. Upon winning the toss, India’s skipper Smriti Mandhana asked England to bat and Danni Wyatt and Tammy Beaumont set about taking advantage of the powerplay. On a good wicket, …

THREE Somerset players have been named in the MCC side to face Surrey in this month’s Champion County game. Tom Abell, Peter Trego and Dom Bess are included in theteam that will be captained by England paceman Stuart Broad. The four-day match in Dubai gets under way on Sunday, March 24. Somerset head coach Jason …

CAPTAIN Heather Knight feels England have not played to their full potential in their women’s ODI series against India. India clinched the series with a comfortable seven-wicket victory in the second match in Mumbai on Monday. Batting first, England were bowled out for 161, with Nat Sciver’s 85 the only innings of note. India’s opening …

HEATHER KNIGHT was frustrated after England lost to India in the opening women’s ODI Series in Paytm. India dismissed England for 136 in Mumbai to win by 66 runs. Mithali Raj’s team batted first and England would most likely have been satisfied at the innings break, having bowled India out for 202 but in reply …