Somerset


PETER Trego gazed at the sun setting over an emptying Cooper Associates County Ground, clutched his man-of-the-match champagne, and declared: “It doesn’t get any better than this.” The evergreen Somerset all-rounder had just put Gloucestershire’s bowling attack to the sword in front of a sell-out 7,000 crowd on a glorious summer evening to give his …

DOM Bess and Jack Leach have been named in a strong England Lions squad to take on India A in a four-day First Class match at New Road, Worcester, starting next week. It means the two Somerset spinners could find themselves head-to-head for a place in the Test squad to face India later this summer. …

DORSET County Cricket Club’s much anticipated T20 friendly against Somerset ended in defeat at North Perrott CC’s in front of a good crowd on Tuesday evening. The Monkeys’ Willis Lane ground will rarely have hosted such a star studded line-up as took the to field for Somerset who included a full strength line up in …

BETWEEN 1966 and 1979 Somerset all-rounder Graham Burgess  played in 252 First Class matches and 210 one-day games, and was part of the side during the ‘Glory Years’ when they lifted five one-day trophies in as many seasons. Following his retirement, Burgess became a well-respected umpire on the First Class circuit for 19 seasons. As …

JASON Kerr detects “something special” developing at Somerset in the build-up to the new county cricket season. And that makes the head coach bullishly confident about the summer ahead. “It’s hard to explain, but there has been a work ethic, unity and hunger about the players in the build-up, which is exceptional,” he said. “I …

SOMERSET Cricket Club spinner Jack Leach’s full England test debut ended in disappointment as the team just failed to complete a disappointing winter with a win in their final match against New Zealand at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch. Set an likely 382 to win, the hosts began the final day on 42-0 but were …

JACK Leach became the first Somerset Cricket club spinner to represent England since Ian Blackwell back in 2006 when he was selected for the second test against New Zealand at the relatively new Hagley Oval, Canterbury. After skipper Joe Root lost the toss, England were invited to bat in swing-friendly conditions. They slipped to 94 …

SOMERSET spinner Dom Bess underlined his growing prowess with the bat as he struck his maiden first class century. The 20-year-old from Exeter scored 107 off just 106 balls batting at number nine for the ECB MCC team in the Champion County match against Essex in Barbados. Bess, the only Somerset representative in the select …