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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 …

SOMERSET players Dom Bess, Lewis Gregory and Jamie Overton have been named in the England Lions squad for the tour to India across January and February 2019. The trip will see the Lions play five 50-over matches and two A Tests. It comes off the back of a series in the UAE, against Pakistan A, …

SOMERSET’S Jack Leach has been named in the England Test squad for their forthcoming series against the West Indies. England National Cricket Selectors have named a 16-strong squad for the three-match series in the Caribbean starting in January. They have also named a 15-strong squad for the ODI series against the Windies starting in February. …

SOMERSET wicketkeeper/batsman Tom Banton has signed a contract extension with the County Championship runners-up. The 20-year-old has put pen to paper on a deal that will see him remain at the County Ground until at least the end of the 2020 season. Banton said: “I’m delighted to have extended my contract at Somerset for another …

ENGLAND Lions, captained by Somerset’s Lewis Gregory, have gone 2-1 up in the five-match ODI series against Pakistan A after winning the third game in Abu Dhabi by 22 runs. Surrey’s Ollie Pope scored an enterprising 93 as the Lions claimed a second successive win. Captain Gregory again won the toss but his side were soon in …