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SOMERSET’S Lewis Gregory captained England Lions to a much improved performance to win the second one day international against Pakistan A in Dubai. Pakistan had won the first game by 187 runs and after winning the toss once again elected to bat first. But this time the England bowlers found their lengths, bowled with good …

FORMER Pakistan captain Azhar Ali will be returning to Somerset County Cricket Club in 2019. The 33-year-old will be available for both the Specsavers County Championship and the Royal London One-Day Cup. Ali made a big impression both for Somerset in 2018 and scored more than 400 runs in seven County Championship matches with a …

SOMERSET’S Lewis Gregory was unable to mark his debut as captain of England Lions with a win over Pakistan A in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Pakistan A won the first limited-overs match, putting on a sizeable total of 351-4 before bowling the Lions out for 164 to win by 187 runs. Plymothian Gregory skippered the …

SOMERSET’S Dom Bess took three wickets but it was not enough for England Lions to claim victory over Pakistan A in the four-day ‘Test’ in Abu Dhabi. Pakistan A won after Abid Ali and Usman Salahuddin inspired the hosts to chase down 312. Ali, who’s made over 100 first-class appearances and scored a ton against …

SOMERSET cricketers Dom Bess and Jamie Overton both claimed two wickets as England Lions enjoyed the best of day two in Abu Dhabi to put themselves in a strong position in their match versus Pakistan A. They ended the day with a lead of 189 and six second-innings wickets in hand after the bowlers had …

SOMERSET’S Jack Leach impressed as England claimed their first series win in Sri Lanka since 2001. England secured a 57-run victory in the second Test in Pallekele. Sri Lanka started the final day on 226-7 and needed 75 to win. They added 14 before Moeen Ali drew Niroshan Dickwella into edging to first slip and …

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 …

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 …