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Ed all set for record-breaking wheel-y big trip

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:00am Thursday 19th February 2015

FORMER Wellington School pupil Ed Pratt is aiming to become the first person to circumnavigate the globe on a unicycle - and hopes to raise £7,500 for charity in the process.

Trescothick backs Buttler to break his international record

Chard & Ilminster News: Jos Buttler

10:02am Thursday 15th January 2015

IN an interview with ESPN Cricinfo, Trescothick said the former King’s College pupil Jos Buttler could be the man to break his record of 12 ODI centuries

Barrow and the batmakers - Somerset star Alex learning the ropes at Millichamp & Hall

Chard & Ilminster News:

3:12pm Sunday 28th December 2014

SOMERSET wicketkeeper/batsman Alex Barrow has been lending a hand in the Millichamp & Hall workshop as he sets about mastering the art and craftsmanship of bat making.

'It was a tough decision, but I have aspirations outside of cricket' - Chris Jones talks retirement, runs and life in the city

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:59am Wednesday 24th December 2014

FOUR months after announcing his retirement from first-class cricket aged 23 - former Somerset batsman Chris Jones explains his decision, the reasons behind it and outlines his aspirations for the future.

Yeovil Town 'must be aggressive' if they are to pull off FA Cup shock, says former Manchester United star

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:40pm Monday 22nd December 2014

FORMER Manchester United and England midfielder Owen Hargreaves says Yeovil Town must be aggressive if they are to pull off a major FA Cup giant killing when the sides meet at Huish Park on January 4.

Contest finalist Laura set for Clothes Show Live announcement

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:19pm Friday 5th December 2014

A FASHION student will go head to head with designers from across the country for the Young Designer of the Year title at the 2014 Clothes Show Live.

CRICKET: Compton bids farewell to Somerset staff, supporters and teammates in heartfelt open letter

Chard & Ilminster News:

3:47pm Thursday 20th November 2014

DEPARTING Somerset batsman Nick Compton has thanked the club and its fans for their “warmth and support” during his time at the county, in a heartfelt open letter posted on his personal blog.

Somerset confirm signing of Jim Allenby from Glamorgan

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:01pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

SOMERSET have confirmed the signing of all-rounder Jim Allenby from Glamorgan on a permanent contract, while Craig Meschede is to move in the opposite direction on a season-long loan.

Trego signs Somerset contract extension

Chard & Ilminster News: PETE Trego

3:20pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

SOMERSET all-rounder Pete Trego has signed an extension to his contract which will see him remain at the County Ground until at least the end of the 2016 season.

Lions selection "a massive boost" for Overton

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:44am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Overton has been included in both 14-man squads for two four-day matches and five 50-over matches against South Africa ‘A’ starting in January 2015.

Maynard sets his sights on silverware with 'ambitious' Somerset

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:09pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

48-year-old believes Somerset's squad has “the right mix” of players to mount an immediate challenge for silverware next season.

Matthew Maynard appointed new Director of Cricket at Somerset

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:03pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

The 48-year-old former England and Glamorgan batsman takes over from Dave Nosworthy, who left his position last month, two years into a three year contract.

Lacklustre display disappoints manager Fey

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Richard Fey described his side’s performance as "disappointing" after they were thrashed 4-0 by Cinderford at Fairfax Park on Saturday.

Fey hails "perfect start" for Robins

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

Richard Fey described Saturday’s opening day humbling of Bashley as “the perfect start” as his side cruised to an emphatic 4-0 victory at Fairfax Park.

No surprises for Kerr over duo's rapid rise

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:37pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

Jason Kerr says the rapid rise of Craig Overton and Lewis Gregory this season “hasn’t surprised” him.

REVIEW: Somersault Festival

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:57pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Bathed in glorious July sunshine, the inaugural Somersault Festival saw nearly 15,000 people flock to Castle Hill in North Devon for the most chilled out event in the festival calendar.

Jos Buttler included in England squad for third Test against India

Chard & Ilminster News: Jos Buttler

4:06pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Former Somerset wicket-keeper and Kings College pupil set to make debut at Ageas Bowl on Sunday

Child abuse crackdown

Chard & Ilminster News: Law firm urges historic abuse victims to come forward

3:24pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Police in Mid Devon are tracking the ‘digital footprints’ of child abusers to try and prevent crime.

Junction 27 plans leave Taunton trailing – claim

Chard & Ilminster News: Kit Chapman.

3:30pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TauntonForward, believe ambitious plans for a surf park and man-made lagoon at junction 27 for Tiverton could see the town fall further down the South-West’s pecking order.

Highbridge Town ready for crack at County League

Chard & Ilminster News: Photo by Jeff Searle: Highbridge Town striker Stuart Green muscles his way past a North Petherton tackler.

9:59am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Chairman Matt Pitt expects to be challenging for a second successive promotion when Highbridge begin life in the Somerset County League this season.

Richard Fey praises pre-season attitudes as strong finish earns win at Street

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:30pm Monday 14th July 2014

The Robins scored four goals in the final half an hour, with Daine O'Connor netting a hat-trick, to kick off the new season in emphatic style

Bridgwater duo earn extended Gloucestershire trial

Chard & Ilminster News: Chris Skidmore celebrates after taking Bridgwater's first wicket of the day. PHOTO: Andy Slocombe

1:30pm Sunday 13th July 2014

Chris Skidmore and Robbie Montgomery earn extended trial at Gloucestershire following impressive form in second XI and league cricket

Craig Kieswetter suffers broken nose and fractured cheekbone after being struck in the face by ball

Chard & Ilminster News: Craig Kieswetter Photo: www.thomassmithpix.com

11:11am Sunday 13th July 2014

Somerset have confirmed that wicket-keeper Craig Kieswetter suffered a broken nose and a fractured cheek bone after being struck in the face by a delivery from David Willey yesterday.

Silverware is the aim, but don't judge us on trophies alone, says Nosworthy

Chard & Ilminster News: CRICKET: Nosworthy offers insight to club's wicket-keeping dilemma

1:50pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

Somerset director of cricket says trophies are realistic aim, but progress of younger players should also be taken into account when judging success of season.

Nosworthy's Somerset "desperate" to qualify for Twenty20 quarter-finals

Chard & Ilminster News: CRICKET: Dave Nosworthy appointed Somerset's Director of Cricket

1:36pm Monday 7th July 2014

Director of cricket Dave Nosworthy says his side still harbour hopes of qualifying for the quarter-finals of the Natwest T20 Blast

Craig Kieswetter signs new contract at Somerset

Chard & Ilminster News:

3:31pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

New three-year deal keeps wicket keeper-batsman at the County Ground until 2017

BIG MATCH: Run-rich Regan fires Saints

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

James Regan scored 108 as Taunton St Andrews thrashed North Curry by 205 runs on Sunday

Anonymous donor pays for Libby's new chair after responding to Star story

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:48pm Monday 30th June 2014

Anonymous donor comes forward to pay for a specialist piece of equipment that will allow a little girl from Tiverton to relax free from pain.

BIG MATCH: Run-machine Windsor guides Bridgwater A to win

Chard & Ilminster News: BIG MATCH: Run-machine Windsor guides Bridgwater A to win

12:00pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Kerry Windsor made 77 for Bridgwater A, as they successfully chased down Middlezoy's 196-9 with three wickets to spare.

Charlie Attwood in record-breaking form at Manchester meet

Chard & Ilminster News: CHARLIE Attwood

10:33am Monday 30th June 2014

Bridgwater swimmer storms to victory in 50m and 100m breaststroke t the British Gas International swim meet in Manchester - setting a British and English record along the way.

BIG MATCH: Deane win memorial clash

Chard & Ilminster News: BIG MATCH: Deane win memorial clash

10:15am Tuesday 24th June 2014

Taunton Deane took victory in the annual Barrington Coombes memorial game with a seven-wicket triumph over Bridgwater at a packed out Parks on Friday night.

Tigers next up at the Oaktree Arena

Chard & Ilminster News: PHOTOS: Colin Burnett

2:00pm Thursday 19th June 2014

Rebels turn their attentions back to Premier League matters with the visit of the Glasgow Tigers to the Oaktree Arena tomorrow evening (Friday).

CCTV upgrades to boost crime prevention in Tiverton

Chard & Ilminster News: Controversial camera to be permanently removed

8:00am Friday 13th June 2014

Police hoping upgrades lead to "direct increase in detected crimes.”

Cash-strapped Bridgwater Town in plea for more sponsors

Chard & Ilminster News: Cash-strapped Bridgwater Town in plea for more sponsors

9:21am Wednesday 11th June 2014

CLUB forced to slash wage bill in half after debts of nearly £12,000 revealed at AGM

GOLF: Dixon’s dream start continues

Chard & Ilminster News: David Dixon

9:19am Wednesday 11th June 2014

DAVID Dixon’s dream season continued at Rosson- Wye, where he stormed to another sensational win after an incredible round of low scoring.

Tortoise takes a grand tour

Chard & Ilminster News: Tortoise takes a grand tour

12:47pm Thursday 5th June 2014

MID Devon district trying to reunite tortoise with its owners - after roaming reptile takes 270-mile trip to Norfolk in recycling box

Berrow battle back at Langford

Chard & Ilminster News: Local youth football

8:36am Tuesday 13th May 2014

BERROW came from a goal behind to snatch victory at bogey side Langford Rovers on Saturday.

BIG MATCH: Sports’ title hopes take a hiding

Chard & Ilminster News: BIG MATCH: Sports’ title hopes take a hiding

8:00am Friday 2nd May 2014

Taunton & District Saturday League Bridgwater Sports 1, Locomotives 5

Brighton defeat "the story of our season," says Gary Johnson

Chard & Ilminster News: Brighton defeat "the story of our season," says Gary Johnson

9:50am Tuesday 29th April 2014


BIG MATCH: Tiger thrash depleted Foresters

Chard & Ilminster News: BIG MATCH: Tiger thrash depleted Foresters

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Dave Hobbs Cup Quarter Final Tiger Old Boys 9, New Foresters 0

BIG MATCH: Old Inn turn tide to take down Warriors

Chard & Ilminster News: BIG MATCH: Old Inn turn tide to take down Warriors

8:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Keyline Taunton Sunday League

Tee for technology - FlightScope device improves your game at golf club

Chard & Ilminster News: WILL lines up a shot with Simon Stevenson and the FlightScope launch monitor in the background

12:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

COUNTY Gazette reporter WillCarpenter spent an afternoon at Taunton & Pickeridge Golf Club, to test drive the club’s latest investment.

Rich Fey: 'Lady luck not smiling on us at the moment'

Chard & Ilminster News: RICHARD Fey is staying at Bridgwater Town

2:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

BRIDGWATER Town mananger Richard Fey said Saturday's defeat to Paulton followed a similar theme to that of previous weeks, as his side were unlucky to take nothing from the game.

Sky Bet Championship: Charlton Athletic 3, Yeovil Town 2

Chard & Ilminster News: PHOTO: Pinnacle

12:05pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

YEOVIL Town have plunged deeper into the Championship relegation mire after losing 3-2 to fellow strugglers Charlton Athletic.

BIG MATCH: Tom seals nine-goal thriller

Chard & Ilminster News: BIG MATCH: Tom seals nine-goal thriller

10:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Taunton & District Saturday League, Division Two Wyvern Rangers 5, Stogursey 4

Trescothick: 'We must improve on last season'

Chard & Ilminster News: MARCUS TRESCOTHICK

12:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

SOMERSET captain Marcus Trescothick says his side must improve on last season’s showing when the new first-class season begins next week.

Nick Compton chasing early runs to press England claims

Chard & Ilminster News: POSITIVE RETURN: Somerset and England opener Nick Compton punished Durham

9:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014

SOMERSET batsman Nick Compton is in confident mood ahead of the new county season as he looks to press his claims for an England recall.

HOCKEY: Batten hat-trick rounds off stunning season for Bridgwater Fourths

Chard & Ilminster News: HOCKEY: Batten hat-trick rounds off stunning season for Bridgwater Fourths

8:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Bridgwater IV 5, Bridgwater V 1

Uxella League round-up - Goals galore in action-packed weekend

Chard & Ilminster News: Bottom of the table Kings beaten again

2:00pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

IT WAS goals galore in this weekend’s Uxella Bridgwater & District Sunday League fixtures, with 45 goals scored in just eight matches.

East Lyng landlady hoping for booming spring following devastating floods

Chard & Ilminster News: Phil and Ann Basford, which has remained open despite being surrounded by flood water.

1:00pm Sunday 23rd March 2014

THE landlady of a pub in East Lyng says she feels like “part of the world again” following the reopening of A361 between East Lyng and Burrowbridge.


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