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England captain Heather Knight was pleased her side beat Bangladesh by seven wickets on the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method at the Women’s World T20. After their opener against Sri Lanka was abandoned without a ball bowled on Saturday, England won the toss and soon had Bangladesh 3-2 in St Lucia. Debutant Kirstie Gordon took 3-16 as she help …

ANDREW Tye paid tribute to fellow Aussie Michael Klinger after the Gloucestershire captain had led from the front in a 30-run Vitality Blast South Group win over Glamorgan at Cheltenham. Klinger contributed 77 not out, with seven fours and three sixes to his side’s total of 197 for six after losing the toss on Friday …

AZHAR Ali is already fully focused on helping Somerset to a first-ever County Championship title. The 33-year-old Pakistan batsman, signed to replace the injured Matt Renshaw for the last seven four-day games, boasts an impressive record, having appeared in 62 Test Matches, scoring over 5,100 runs at an average of more than 46, including 14 …

A GROUP of the most exciting young fast bowlers from around the world are currently attending the first PaceLab UK two-week residential course in Wellington. PaceLab is a new venture set up by Steffan Jones, director of sport at Wellington School, which involves the former Somerset favourite travelling around the world coaching fast bowlers, based …

JASON Kerr delivered a blunt verdict on Somerset’s four-wicket Vitality Blast by arch-rivals Gloucestershire at Bristol, admitting: “We were not good enough with bat or ball.” The head coach was in no mood to offer excuses after Ian Cockbain’s 43 from 22 balls had helped the hosts gain revenge for defeat at Taunton a week …

PETER Trego gazed at the sun setting over an emptying Cooper Associates County Ground, clutched his man-of-the-match champagne, and declared: “It doesn’t get any better than this.” The evergreen Somerset all-rounder had just put Gloucestershire’s bowling attack to the sword in front of a sell-out 7,000 crowd on a glorious summer evening to give his …

DOM Bess and Jack Leach have been named in a strong England Lions squad to take on India A in a four-day First Class match at New Road, Worcester, starting next week. It means the two Somerset spinners could find themselves head-to-head for a place in the Test squad to face India later this summer. …

DORSET County Cricket Club’s much anticipated T20 friendly against Somerset ended in defeat at North Perrott CC’s in front of a good crowd on Tuesday evening. The Monkeys’ Willis Lane ground will rarely have hosted such a star studded line-up as took the to field for Somerset who included a full strength line up in …