Somerset


Marcus Trescothick is back on top form to spearhead Somerset’s desperate fight for survival in the Specsavers County Championship First Division. The former England opener admitted a huge sense of relief after his 51st First Class century for his beloved county had helped clinch a crucial victory over Warwickshire at Edgbaston. The 169-run win revived …

SOMERSET travel to face Warwickshire at Edgbaston on Tuesday with their First Division status in the Specsavers County Championship hanging by a thread. The 179-run defeat by leaders Essex at Chelmsford during the week means there are just four games left to close a 23- point gap on sixth-placed Yorkshire. More worrying still is the …

THE Somerset path- way is taking home-grown players and those from neighbouring Minor Counties in the right direction. So says Academy director and Second XI coach Steve Snell as the season enters the last lap in September. During the season so far a number of Somerset’s young players have moved along the pathway to bigger …

SOMERSET may have found their next one-day captain amid the disappointment of NatWest T20 Blast quarter-final defeat at Trent Bridge. Lewis Gregory led the side for the first time in a limited-overs match against Notts Outlaws and impressed many on- lookers, despite the hosts achieving a five-wicket victory with nine balls to spare Regular skipper …

PETER Trego promised Nottinghamshire ‘a hell of a ride’ in the quarter-finals of the NatWest T20 Blast after his return to form had inspired Somerset to surprise qualification for the knock-out stage. Going into Friday night’s final South Group match against Hampshire at Southampton, the Cidermen needed a resounding victory and other results to go …

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 …

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 …