Somerset


Somerset’s new head of strength and conditioning is now installed at the Cooper Associates County Ground. Joel Tratt will need little introduction to the club as he spent a year as a strength-and-conditioning intern, working with Darren Veness. The 29-year-old, who hails from Barrington near Ilminster, became head of strength and conditioning at Oakham School, …

Ben Wells is a very happy young man after signing a contract to join the Somerset Academy. The 17-year-old opening batsman, who is also a wicket-keeper, hails from Bath where he plays for the reigning WEPL champions and attends Monkton Combe School. “I am really excited and very pleased to be joining the Somerset Academy. …

Somerset’s new head coach Jason Kerr believes having eight players in the England Pathway is testament to the long-term success of the club’s own player development programme. This winter Craig Overton will be heading off with the full England side for the Ashes series down under, hopefully to become the first Somerset bowler to play …

Somerset’s young batsman George Bartlett has played a major part in enabling both his county and club achieve the great escape- and avoid relegation. Bartlett who is 19 years old played in Somerset’s final four championship matches and contributed towards the victories that enabled the side to avoid the drop while he also helped his …

Andy Hurry has been talking of his excitement at the prospect of working with Jason Kerr, Tom Abell and Lee Cooper to bring a first County Championship title to Somerset. The club’s new director of cricket is currently working out what could be up to a three-month notice period in his job as head coach …

Somerset County Cricket Club have revealed new appointments to their Head Coach and Director of Cricket positions. Andy Hurry, who had previously spent thirteen years with the club, will be returning to Somerset after his time with the England Young Lions Programme. Hurry will take on the role of Director of Cricket. About his appointment, …

Craig Overton rounded off a hugely successful week for himself – during which he was named by England for the Ashes tour this winter – by picking up three trophies at the Somerset CCC end-of-season dinner at Taunton on Friday evening. Well over 200 players and guests at- tended the occasion that started with a …

SOMERSET’S Anya Shrubsole, as expected, has been named in the England squad for the Women’s Ashes series. England have named 14 of their World Cup-winning squad for the series – and Shurbsole is one of them. Heather Knight’s side were triumphant on home soil this summer, culminating in a nine-run victory over India at a …