Cricket


A FIVE-wicket haul for James White on his debut outing for the Devon Dumplings couldn’t save his new team-mates from losing by three-wickets to South Oxfordshire Amateurs. White, who lives near Tavistock and attends King’s, Taunton, was playing for the nomadic, midweek team on the County Ground at Exeter. His five-for 44 haul wasn’t enough …

FIVE WINS in as many days gave Gloucestershire un- der-12s victory in their age group for the first time at the ESCA Festival in Taunton. Festival week started with a 45-over match against St Stithians College from South Africa. Having won the toss Gloucestershire bowled well with three wickets for Jack Studley (3-18) (Winterbourne) and …

GLOUCESTERSHIRE’S top order batsmen must take responsibility for the dramatic dip in form that ensured elimination from the NatWest T20 Blast at the group stage. Well placed to reach the quarter-finals at one stage, the county ended their campaign with four straight losses, which condemned them to bottom spot in the South Group. Having reached …

GLOUCESTERSHIRE Growlers – the county’s blind cricket team – have won their first League title. Just six years after forming, the side cruised to the Blind Cricket England and Wales South West Regional championship following an unbeaten campaign. The team, who play home matches at Hatherley and Reddings CC, won four games and picked up …

PETER Trego promised Nottinghamshire ‘a hell of a ride’ in the quarter-finals of the NatWest T20 Blast after his return to form had inspired Somerset to surprise qualification for the knock-out stage. Going into Friday night’s final South Group match against Hampshire at Southampton, the Cidermen needed a resounding victory and other results to go …

FORMER England captain Alec Stewart was among many to voice support for Tom Abell after Somerset’s young captain had re- turned to form during the week. The Surrey director of cricket was on the wrong end of Abell’s 96 in the Specsavers County Championship match at Taunton, but still ex- pressed his admiration for the …

GLOUCESTERSHIRE take on Essex at Bristol this afternoon with their hopes of qualifying for the knock-out stages of the NatWest T20 Blast in the balance. A five-wicket defeat by Sussex at Hove on Friday night left the team with 12 points from 11 South Group matches and probably needing to win two of their last …

WESTERN Storm has two new business backers – Somerset County Sports and law firm Wollen Michelmore. The season got under way on Thursday with a disappointing defeat by Southern Vipers and continued yesterday when Loughborough Lightning visited the Cooper Associates County Ground. This season’s competition has seen Western Storm team up with Somerset County Sports …