Somerset


THE vital County Championship match at Taunton had moved on at quite a rate by lunchtime on day three. Hosts Somerset needing a victory to stay in Division One, went in search of quick runs under leaden skies against drop rivals Middlesex. Skipper Tom Abell soon fell for 45 while James Hildreth went on to …

SOMERSET’s bid to avoid the drop into division two of the Specsavers County championship is clearly in their own hands as they begin day three of their final match of the season against Middlesex at the County ground this morning. The Cidermen must win this match to remain in Division One, ironically just 12 months …

Somerset’s Overton twins will be in opposition for once when they captain a side each in a charity tournament at their home club. Craig and Jamie are the local heroes at North Devon CC, where they started out on the path that has taken both to England caps. The charity day on Sunday, September 30 …

THE chance of Somerset forcing an unlikely victory in their penultimate County Championship Division One match of the season appear to rest in the hands of batsmen Steven Davies, Pete Trego and skipper Tom Abell along with his bowling attack. With bad light stopping play going into the final session of day three, The Cidermen …

THE damp Autumnal weather has intervened and put Somerset CCC’s hopes of beating relegation into doubt once again. The Cidermen, buoyed by their recent upturn in form, are currently in action at the Kia Oval against hosts Surrey with Sri Lankan star Kumar Sangakkara taking centre-stage in his penultimate first class match. As day three …

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 …