Cricket


James Bracey can look forward to a bright future with Gloucestershire after marking only his fourth Specsavers County Championship appearance with a big hundred against Glamorgan at Cardiff. The 20-year-old wicketkeeper-bats- man, a product of Winterbourne Cricket Club, hit 156 in the first innings of the drawn game, batting for six hours and 15 minutes …

THE chance of Somerset forcing an unlikely victory in their penultimate County Championship Division One match of the season appear to rest in the hands of batsmen Steven Davies, Pete Trego and skipper Tom Abell along with his bowling attack. With bad light stopping play going into the final session of day three, The Cidermen …

THE damp Autumnal weather has intervened and put Somerset CCC’s hopes of beating relegation into doubt once again. The Cidermen, buoyed by their recent upturn in form, are currently in action at the Kia Oval against hosts Surrey with Sri Lankan star Kumar Sangakkara taking centre-stage in his penultimate first class match. As day three …

Cullompton CC have been celebrating twice over at the end of their 125th anniversary season. It will go down as a season to remember at Cullompton as the First and Second XIs both won their respective divisions in the Tolchards Devon Cricket League. James Blackmore’s First XI were defeated finalists in the Corinthian Cup Twenty20 …

Marcus Trescothick is back on top form to spearhead Somerset’s desperate fight for survival in the Specsavers County Championship First Division. The former England opener admitted a huge sense of relief after his 51st First Class century for his beloved county had helped clinch a crucial victory over Warwickshire at Edgbaston. The 169-run win revived …

A magnificent team performance culminated in Cornwall winning the national under-17 title by 19 runs against a plucky Leicestershire & Rutland outfit. Cornwall batted first and made a decent fist of it, notching a first-innings tally of 200 for eight in their 50 overs. There was no one star performer, though, and it was left …

Weston-super-Mare will be playing in the second tier of the West of England Premier League in 2018 after winning at North Petherton to clinch the Somerset Division title. The Seasiders were relegated into level three for the first time at the end of the 2016 season and were determined to bounce straight back. Coach Sam …

Gloucestershire under-13s won the ESCA Festival for the second year in a row after winning all three of their matches. The 2017 squad opened their campaign with a convincing 118 run victory over Guernsey. Gloucestershire posted a total of 186-4 from their 25 overs. Praneel Choughule (32) (Thornbury), Nick Shubach (35) (Dumbleton), Rhys Price (36) …