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Cricket coaches in Somerset are to be given access to approved video workouts by the ECB’s Coach Development strength and conditioning tutors, so they can help recreational cricketers stay fit in the lockdown. The move is part of a link-up with newly launched free online portal Amplify Pro, which gives coaches, personal trainers, physios and …

Former Somerset County Cricket Club physio Gary Metcalfe is using his time away from the game to volunteer for the National Health Service during the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, writes Tom Howe. Metcalfe admits he ‘fell into’ physiotherapy and retrained, having already completed a physical education degree at Exeter University before becoming a teacher. He …

New chief executive Gordon Hollins says he is determined to ensure Somerset Cricket Club come out of the lockdown in a position that allows them to ‘prosper’, writes Tom Howe. Hollins was reflecting on an ‘interesting’ first six weeks in the post, during which he has seen all cricket suspended and taken the decision to …

SOMERSET made it two wins out of two in the Royal London One-Day Cup by beating Glamorgan away on Sunday. The game in Cardiff went right down to the wire with Glamorgan, chasing 262 for victory, just falling three runs short. It looked like it might be easier than it was for Somerset when they …

SOMERSET get their 2019 Specsavers County Championship season underway on Friday when they host Kent at the County Ground (11am start). “Everyone is really excited and inevitably there will be some nerves come Friday morning,” said Somerset head coach Jason Kerr said. “However, we are as well prepared as we can be, so for me …

THREE Somerset players have been named in the MCC side to face Surrey in this month’s Champion County game. Tom Abell, Peter Trego and Dom Bess are included in theteam that will be captained by England paceman Stuart Broad. The four-day match in Dubai gets under way on Sunday, March 24. Somerset head coach Jason …

CAPTAIN Heather Knight feels England have not played to their full potential in their women’s ODI series against India. India clinched the series with a comfortable seven-wicket victory in the second match in Mumbai on Monday. Batting first, England were bowled out for 161, with Nat Sciver’s 85 the only innings of note. India’s opening …

HEATHER KNIGHT was frustrated after England lost to India in the opening women’s ODI Series in Paytm. India dismissed England for 136 in Mumbai to win by 66 runs. Mithali Raj’s team batted first and England would most likely have been satisfied at the innings break, having bowled India out for 202 but in reply …