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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.

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.

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.

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.”

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

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: 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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

SkyBet Championship - Wigan Athletic 3, Yeovil Town 3

Chard & Ilminster News: LUKE Ayling bundles home an injury-time equaliser

12:28pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

LUKE Ayling scrambled in an injury-time equaliser as Yeovil Town secured a vital point at promotion chasing Wigan on Tuesday night (March 18).

Barbells and box jumps at Crossfit Taunton

Chard & Ilminster News: Barbells and box jumps

4:00pm Monday 24th February 2014

FOR one afternoon only, County Gazette reporter WILL CARPENTER swapped his desk and keyboard for barbells and box jumps at Crossfit Taunton – here’s how he got on …

Help to Buy scheme welcomed by Somerset estate agents

Chard & Ilminster News: Estate agent Chris Willey and John Hutchins, of Heritage Independent Financial Consultancy.

1:00pm Saturday 12th October 2013

ESTATE agents in Taunton and West Somerset have reac-ted positively to the Govern-ment’s Help to Buy scheme, which has been brought forward with immediate effect.

Pamela preparing for charity skydive

Chard & Ilminster News: PAMELA Boulton

1:00pm Wednesday 25th September 2013

A LADY from Taunton is preparing for the experience of a lifetime, as she gets ready to skydive to raise money for a children's charity.

Firefighters' strike will not affect public safety, says Devon and Somerset Fire Service

Chard & Ilminster News: The Fire Brigades Union has voted in favour of a nationwide strike over a dispute about pensions

11:00am Friday 20th September 2013

OFFICIALS at Devon and Somerset Fire Service have given an assurance that next week’s strike will not be at the expense of public safety.

Minehead: going in the right direction for tourism

Chard & Ilminster News: WEST Somerset Council’s Cllr Karen Mills, Minehead Town Council clerk Sue Sanders and Minehead Chamber of Commerce chair Graham Sizer. PHOTO: Steve Guscott

7:00pm Friday 30th August 2013

WEST Somerset Council is hoping new signs and information points will help point the region’s tourists in the right direction.

Feature: Taunton man enjoys life of sun, sea, sand and cricket in Gibraltar

Chard & Ilminster News: Paul Lawrence: "You just miss out on so much, but you're doing the job you love."

9:10am Wednesday 28th August 2013

THE British territory of Gibraltar in southern Spain is hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons at the moment, but one man from Taunton is making a life for himself there as a cricket coach. He spoke to County Gazette reporter WILL CARPENTER.

Taunton Deane and West Somerset house prices stable, agents claim

Chard & Ilminster News: Michael Dukes, of Greenslade Taylor Hunt.

11:00am Monday 15th July 2013

HOUSING experts in Taunton Deane and West Somerset say house prices in the region have remained stable in the light of positive new reports on the state of the industry.

Andy Murray's Wimbledon victory sparks tennis interest across Somerset

Chard & Ilminster News: Andy Murray with the Wimbledon trophy on Sunday

1:00pm Saturday 13th July 2013

AS Murraymania sweeps the nation, tennis clubs in Taunton and West Somerset are bracing themselves for an influx of new members with people hoping to emulate their hero.


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