Cricket


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 …

A teenage cricketing prodigy is celebrating an extraordinary bowling feat – by getting six out in just SIX BALLS in the ‘perfect over.’ Luke Robinson’s team looked like they were heading for defeat in a cup match after only managing to chalk up 76 runs during their innings. After two indifferent overs, the 13-year-old asked …

Corey Anderson will be returning to New Zealand immediately to undergo treatment for a stress fracture to his back and he will therefore play no further part in Somerset’s NatWest T20 Blast competition. Since he joined Somerset the big hitting left hander has played a key part in the teams successes on the field which …

ADAM Hose’s abrupt departure from Somerset to join Warwickshire came as a shock to many supporters during the week. It was announced before the NatWest T20 Blast home game against Hampshire at Taunton that the 24-year-old bats- man had rejected a new three-year contract and was moving to Edgbaston with immediate effect, initially on loan …

MICHAEL Klinger reflected on one of the finest twenty20 innings ever played at Bristol and insisted: ‘I would have preferred to make a duck and win the game.’ The Gloucestershire captain was speaking after hitting an unbeaten 101 against Hampshire on Friday evening, only to see the visitors win a rain affected NatWest Blast South …