Cricket


Cricket coaches in Somerset are to be given access to approved video workouts by the ECB’s Coach Development strength and conditioning tutors, so they can help recreational cricketers stay fit in the lockdown. The move is part of a link-up with newly launched free online portal Amplify Pro, which gives coaches, personal trainers, physios and …

Former Somerset County Cricket Club physio Gary Metcalfe is using his time away from the game to volunteer for the National Health Service during the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, writes Tom Howe. Metcalfe admits he ‘fell into’ physiotherapy and retrained, having already completed a physical education degree at Exeter University before becoming a teacher. He …

Plymouth photographer Dan Mullan is celebrating after an image he captured at Bude Cricket Club’s Crooklets ground was shortlisted for a prestigious global prize, writes Tom Howe. A staff sports photographer at Getty Images, Dan was tasked with shooting an alternative side to last year’s summer of cricket, which culminated in England’s maiden World Cup …

New chief executive Gordon Hollins says he is determined to ensure Somerset Cricket Club come out of the lockdown in a position that allows them to ‘prosper’, writes Tom Howe. Hollins was reflecting on an ‘interesting’ first six weeks in the post, during which he has seen all cricket suspended and taken the decision to …

With no sport being played on the West Country’s pitches right now, two green-fingered groundskeepers have kept busy with a show of thanks to our National Health Service. Both Plymouth Argyle’s Home Park and Shaldon Optimists Cricket Club’s Hazeldown Oval have been given a trim with a difference, as both now sport the NHS logo …

Gloucestershire’s Miles Hammond has signed a contract extension keeping him at the county side until the end of 2022. The 24-year old batsman made his one-day debut for the club in 2013 when he burst onto the scene as an off-spinner. Since then, Hammond has developed into an explosive opening batsman particularly in limited overs …

HEATHER Knight insists England’s T20 World Cup knockout preparation remains unchanged despite rain threatening their elimination without a ball being bowled. England are due to face India in Thursday’s first semi-final but forecasted rain could lead to a washout at the Sydney Cricket Ground. With no reserve day, victory would mean the end of the …

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 …