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ANDREW Tye paid tribute to fellow Aussie Michael Klinger after the Gloucestershire captain had led from the front in a 30-run Vitality Blast South Group win over Glamorgan at Cheltenham. Klinger contributed 77 not out, with seven fours and three sixes to his side’s total of 197 for six after losing the toss on Friday …

1st August 2018 in: Cricket, Gloucestershire

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 …

19th July 2018 in: Cricket, 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 …

12th July 2018 in: Cricket, Somerset
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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. …

12th July 2018 in: Cricket, Somerset
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LEE JOHNSON believes that taking Andreas Weimann back to his roots will make him an effective replacement for Bobby Reid in Bristol City’s team this season. One of the attractions of moving to Ashton Gate from Derby County for the 26-year-old Austria international was a promise from the head coach to play him through the …

11th July 2018 in: Bristol City, Football

STEVE Hamer pledges that Bristol Rovers’ board will give Darrell Clarke “every possible backing” in the transfer market this summer. The chairman also says that the mood of the directors matches that of the manager in terms of positivity and that the budget will be competitive at a time when clubs throughout the Football League …

16th May 2018 in: Bristol Rovers, Football

CHRIS Dent wants to eliminate fear of losing from Gloucestershire’s dressing room in his first season as captain. The 27-year-old Bristol-born batsman admits to having thought long and hard before taking on the job of skipper in the Specsavers County Championship and Royal London One-Day Cup. But, with time to adjust to the idea, Dent …

28th March 2018 in: Cricket, Features, Gloucestershire

STEVE Hamer insists The Football League should take more care to ensure games like local derbies and promotion battles are controlled by experienced referees. It is a point the Bristol Rovers chairman intends to make when meeting his counterparts from around the country at this summer’s conference of Football League chairmen. Pirates boss Darrell Clarke …

28th March 2018 in: Bristol Rovers, Football
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ADEN Flint’s decision to sign a new Bristol City contract during last week provided a huge boost at a difficult stage in the season. It has long been my belief that the club need to build hopes of playing in the Premier League around their defensive Colossus, who has proved such an inspiration at both …

8th March 2018 in: Bristol City, Features, Football, Indy Column
Tom Nichols

FORMER Exeter City team-mates Liam Sercombe and Tom Nichols could hardly have experienced more contrasting fortunes in their first season as Bristol Rovers players. And that comes as a huge surprise to me because I thought both would prove excellent signings by Darrell Clarke when the manager recruited them last summer. While Sercombe already has …

14th February 2018 in: Bristol Rovers, Football