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A GROUP of the most exciting young fast bowlers from around the world are currently attending the first PaceLab UK two-week residential course in Wellington. PaceLab is a new venture set up by Steffan Jones, director of sport at Wellington School, which involves the former Somerset favourite travelling around the world coaching fast bowlers, based …

25th July 2018 in: Cricket

SOMERSET spin twins Jack Leach and Dom Bess have been praised by England Lions coach Andy Flower. England Lions may have lost the final Test against West Indies A in Antigua, but there was praise for Somerset spin twins Jack Leach and Dom Bess in the wake of the defeat. Requiring 408 runs to win, …

8th March 2018 in: Cricket, Somerset

SOMERSET batsman George Bartlett is continuing to enjoy good form out in Australia where he is spending the winter playing Grade Cricket and last weekend notched up his maiden century for University Cricket Club. Going in with the score on 98 for two, the 19-year-old shared in a third-wicket partnership of 97 and a fourth-wicket …

15th February 2018 in: Cricket, Features, Somerset
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Australian Test batsman Cameron Bancroft will be joining Somerset as their overseas player for 2018. The 25-year-old opener, who can also keep wicket, made his international debut for Australia in the Twenty20 against India in January 2016 and his Test debut earlier in the current Ashes series. Bancroft is no stranger to the West Country, …

24th December 2017 in: Somerset
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Anybody visiting the Andy Caddick Pavilion at the Cooper Associates County Ground recently may well have had the chance to meet Kate Steward who has joined Somerset County Cricket Club as their new membership and ticketing executive. Steward is no stranger to Taunton having grown up locally and attended Castle School. Nor is she unfamiliar …

18th December 2017 in: Somerset
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Tom Abell will lead Somerset in the Specsavers County Championship as well as the 50-over Royal London One Day Cup team in 2018. This news was announced when Somerset’s big three met the media at the Cooper Associates County Ground. This was the first time Andy Hurry and Jason Kerr had met the press since …

17th December 2017 in: Somerset
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Holyrood Academy from Chard won the final of the Lord’s Taverners Table Cricket competition hosted at the Cooper Associates County Ground. An action-packed day saw teams from Holyrood Academy and Selworthy School joined by Critchill School, who won an earlier tournament which also involved Mendip School and Threeways School. After some exciting matches, Holyrood Academy …

11th December 2017 in: Cricket

Somerset head coach Jason Kerr can’t wait to get the 2018 season started, especially after seeing the fixtures that were released last week. Kerr, who will oversee the Somerset campaign next season along with recently appointed director of cricket Andy Hurry, said: “This is always an exciting time of the year. “We’re delighted to have …

3rd December 2017 in: Somerset
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Western Storm have announced their South West Regional Development Programme Squad for 2018, designed to identify and support players who have the potential to progress to the England Academy and play in the Kia Super League in years to come. The 15 players identified from across the region will take part in the programme that …

3rd December 2017 in: Gloucestershire
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Queen’s College, Taunton has kept its place among the top-100 schools in the country for cricket. The accolade has come from The Cricketer magazine in its annual guide to schools cricket. Arul Suppiah, the former Somerset batsman, is the director of cricket at the school. He said: “It’s great to be included in the top-100 …

29th November 2017 in: Cricket