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ENGLAND Lions were defeated by 60 runs as India A sealed the ODI series victory in the third limited-overs game in Trivandrum. The Lions’ bowlers were miserly and picked up regular wickets as India A were bowled out for 172 in 47 overs. Somerset’s Lewis Gregory dismissed captain Ajinkya Rahane with the first ball of …

ENGLAND Under-19s lost the first game of their tour of Bangladesh, going down by seven wickets in the series-opening T20. The Young Lions, featuring Somerset players, batted first and made 120/8 with Yorkshire’s George Hill top-scoring with 34. In reply Bangladesh chased the required total comfortably, winning by seven wickets. Hill chipped IN with two …

SOMERSET’S Lewis Gregory picked up two wickets and scored 39 runs but he could not prevent England Lions from falling to defeat in the second ODI against India A in Trivandrum. Having been put into bat, India A captain Ajinkya Rahane (91) and man-of-the-match Hanuma Vihari (92) put on 181 for the second wicket after …

WEST Indies fast bowler Jerome Taylor will be returning to Somerset for their 2019 Vitality Blast campaign. The T20 World Cup winner made a huge impact for Somerset in last season’s competition, taking 22 wickets in 11 matches at an average of just 16.64 as they reached Finals Day. Taylor said: “I really enjoyed my …

ENGLAND spinner Jack Leach has signed a new contract with Somerset. The Taunton-born 27-year-old has penned a one-year extension which will see him stay at Somerset until at least the end of the 2020 season. Leach, who has played more than 70 first-class matches for his home county said: “It’s an honour to represent Somerset …

BATSMAN George Bartlett has signed a new contract with Somerset Cricket Club. The 20-year-old England Young Lions player has agreed to stay with the county until at least the end of the 2021 season. He made his Somerset debut in the Specsavers County Championship match at Warwickshire in 2017. Since then he has featured in …

FORMER Somerset County Cricket Club chairman Andy Nash will be among the many novices taking part in the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon on April 28. Nash is running the event to raise money for Children’s Hospice South West. As he prepares to step up his training for the big day, Nash returned to the County Ground in Taunton …

SOMERSET’S Tom Lammonby, Kasey Aldridge, Lewis Goldsworthy and Will Smeed have all been named in the Young Lions squad for their upcoming tour of Bangladesh. Lammonby has been selected to captain the side in the Test matches, while Surrey’s Jamie Smith will be in charge for the T20 and ODIs. The Young Lions will compete …