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SOMERSET wicketkeeper/batsman Tom Banton has signed a contract extension with the County Championship runners-up. The 20-year-old has put pen to paper on a deal that will see him remain at the County Ground until at least the end of the 2020 season. Banton said: “I’m delighted to have extended my contract at Somerset for another …

ENGLAND Lions, captained by Somerset’s Lewis Gregory, have gone 2-1 up in the five-match ODI series against Pakistan A after winning the third game in Abu Dhabi by 22 runs. Surrey’s Ollie Pope scored an enterprising 93 as the Lions claimed a second successive win. Captain Gregory again won the toss but his side were soon in …

SOMERSET’S Lewis Gregory captained England Lions to a much improved performance to win the second one day international against Pakistan A in Dubai. Pakistan had won the first game by 187 runs and after winning the toss once again elected to bat first. But this time the England bowlers found their lengths, bowled with good …

FORMER Pakistan captain Azhar Ali will be returning to Somerset County Cricket Club in 2019. The 33-year-old will be available for both the Specsavers County Championship and the Royal London One-Day Cup. Ali made a big impression both for Somerset in 2018 and scored more than 400 runs in seven County Championship matches with a …

SOMERSET’S Lewis Gregory was unable to mark his debut as captain of England Lions with a win over Pakistan A in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Pakistan A won the first limited-overs match, putting on a sizeable total of 351-4 before bowling the Lions out for 164 to win by 187 runs. Plymothian Gregory skippered the …

PLYMOUTH’S Heather Knight was left disappointed after her England team were well beaten by Australia in the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 final in the early hours of Sunday morning. Australia claimed an eight-wicket win to lift the title for a fourth time. England, skippered by Knight, were looking to become double world champions, having won …

PLYMOUTH’S Heather Knight says it would be ‘really special’ if she could skipper England to a second global title. Knight has already helped England become world 50 over champions and will now lead her team out in the final of ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Tournament. England will play old rivals Australia in the early hours …

PLYMOUTH’S Heather Knight has skippered England through to the Women’s World T20 final. England cruised to an eight-wicket semi-final win over India in Antigua. They will now face Australia in the final on Saturday night. After winning the toss, India collapsed horribly, losing their last eight wickets for only 23 runs, with Knight claiming three …