Somerset bowler Steve Kirby announces retirement

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:18am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Shoulder injury forces seamer to retire with immediate effect after 20 years in the county game.

TENNIS: Wimbledon heartbreak for Skupien

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

ILMINSTER tennis starlet Louis Skupien insists he is hungrier than ever to see his name in lights after falling just short of booking his spot at a prestigious Wimbledon tournament.

FOOTBALL: Ilminster Town keep fingers crossed over Britten's Field move

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:45pm Friday 18th July 2014

ILMINSTER Town are hoping their proposed switch to Britten’s Field will move a step nearer fruition when Ilminster Town Council next discuss the issue.

OUCH - Craig Kieswetter tweets photos of his brutal injuries after being struck in face by ball

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:02pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

KIESWETTER was struck in the face by a delivery from David Willey and suffered a broken nose and a fractured orbital socket

Young Reporter Competition: Somerset v Gloucestershire in the Natwest T20 Blast

Chard & Ilminster News:

4:28pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Read our Match Day Reporter competition winner's report of Somerset's victory over Gloucestershire in the NatWest T20 Blast.

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.

CRICKET: Chard entertain Ilminster in grudge league clash

Chard & Ilminster News:

2:27pm Friday 11th July 2014

CHARD will be looking to throw out the form book when they meet Ilminster for the third time this season at Zembard Lane tomorrow (12.30pm).

CRICKET: Trescothick: Gloucester T20 game is 'massive'

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:57pm Thursday 10th July 2014

SOMERSET'S NatWest T20 Blast campaign is still very much on track after they beat Hampshire at the Rose Bowl.

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

CRICKET: Decisive victory for Somerset in T20

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:25am Monday 7th July 2014

CRAIG Kieswetter played another key innings yesterday, backed up by a good bowling performance, to keep Somerset’s hopes of progressing through to the quarter finals of the Nat West T20 Blast very much alive.

BOWLS: Ilminster progress in National Double Rink

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00am Saturday 5th July 2014

ILMINSTER men are through to the fourth round of the National Double Rink after a 41-31 shot win at Taunton BC.

CYCLING: Chard Wheelers dominate South-West squad

Chard & Ilminster News:

4:10pm Friday 4th July 2014

McKINLAY’s 1st Chard Wheelers will be providing half the South-West region team for the inter-regional track championships later this year.

CRICKET: Somerset facing busy schedule

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:48am Friday 4th July 2014

FIXTURES come thick and fast for Somerset County Cricket Club and in the space of the next eight days they face three Nat West T20 Blast matches and one LV=Championship game, each one of which is crucial.

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

Match Day Reporter Competition - Somerset v Essex in the Natwest T20 Blast

Chard & Ilminster News: CRICKET: Alfonso Thomas hopes to be fit to face Unicorns tomorrow

3:45pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

Matthew Roller, aged 16, of Wiltshire, was named as a winner in the Match Day Reporter competition run by Somerset County Cricket Club and the County Gazette. He scooped a media pass and tickets for three friends to Friday’s Natwest T20 Blast match against Essex. Here’s his match report.

BOWLS: Impressive win for Chard

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:00pm Monday 30th June 2014

CHARD entertained Severalls Jubilee for an outdoor friendly on Saturday which resulted in a very high-scoring match.

GOLF: Bert Robinson is Super Senior

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:00pm Monday 30th June 2014

BERT Robinson lifted the annual Super Seniors title at Windwhistle last Wednesday.

BOWLS: Severalls comfortable winners over Charmouth

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:00pm Monday 30th June 2014

SEVERALLS entertained Charmouth were our visitors for a friendly triples match and after 18 ends emerged winners by 101-47. Scores: J Strawbridge, T Robins and M Rawe won 30-2; A Dowley A Brolly and D Brolly lost 7-24; R Shelley, H Leamon and K Leamon won 19-14; S Sandford, M Robins and D Rees won 45-7.

SKITTLES: Men's league looks for new teams

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:30pm Monday 30th June 2014

THE Ilminster and District men’s league is holding its AGM at the Crown Inn, Ilminster tomorrow (July 3) at 8.30pm.

Trescothick becomes all-time leading run scorer at Taunton

Chard & Ilminster News: MARCUS TRESCOTHICK

5:40pm Monday 30th June 2014

LEFT-hander reached the milestone with his third run against Lancashire this morning.

BOWLS: Chardstock win Top Club clash

Chard & Ilminster News: BOWLS: Tucker takes Deane singles honours

5:29pm Monday 30th June 2014

CHARDSTOCK beat Ottery St Mary 97-95 in a Top Club match last Thursday.

GOLF: Windwhistle duo have Gleneagles in their sights

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:26pm Monday 30th June 2014

A TILT at golfing glory awaits amateur Paul Manley and his Windwhistle PGA professional Liam Clarke as they bid to reach the Lombard Trophy grand final being staged at Gleneagles – just three weeks before Europe and America meet in the Ryder Cup.

FOOTBALL: Yeovil Town spread the net for juniors

Chard & Ilminster News: FOOTBALL: Tiverton sign two new strikers

2:00pm Sunday 29th June 2014

YEOVIL Town Community Sports Trust will be running open trials to boost their Under-13 and Under-14 squads in readiness for their first season in the Junior Premier League.

FOOTBALL: New boss wanted by Perry Street FC

Chard & Ilminster News: FOOTBALL: Taunton Town record impressive away win

10:20am Sunday 29th June 2014

FOLLOWING the appointment of Andy Bond as manager of their first team, Perry Street FC are searching for someone to replace him as manager of their successful reserve side.

FOOTBALL: Women encouraged to earn coaching badge with free course

Chard & Ilminster News: FOOTBALL: Tiverton sign two new strikers

6:00am Sunday 29th June 2014

WOMEN and girls in the county are being afforded a ‘fantastic opportunity’ to gain a coaching badge – for free.

FOOTBALL: Volunteers wanted to join FA's fight against discrimination

Chard & Ilminster News: FOOTBALL: Taunton Town record impressive away win

6:00pm Saturday 28th June 2014

SOMERSET FA officials are stepping up efforts to tackle prejudice in the grassroots game by calling on more volunteers to join their Local Football Anti-Discrimination Panel (LFADP).

CRICKET: Top Togs evening league round-up

Chard & Ilminster News: CRICKET: Anya Shrubsole picked for England

1:30pm Saturday 28th June 2014

IAN Every struck 57 as Perry Street recorded only their second win of the season in Division 1 of the Top Togs evening league last Wednesday.

FOOTBALL: Managers name 'dream teams' for tournament at Chard Town

Chard & Ilminster News: FOOTBALL: Tiverton sign two new strikers

10:10am Saturday 28th June 2014

ANTICIPATION is rising ahead of Chard Town’s special tournament at Zembard Lane on Sunday, July 13.

ATHLETICS: National silver medals for two Chard School pupils

Chard & Ilminster News: ATHLETICS: National silver medals for two Chard School pupils

6:10am Saturday 28th June 2014

TWO Chard School pupils both won silver medals at the Independent Schools Association’s National Athletics finals in Birmingham last Monday.

BOWLS: No joy for Chardstock

Chard & Ilminster News: BOWLS: Tucker takes Deane singles honours

5:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

EIGHT members of the men’s section at Chardstock played a Foxlands game against Seaton, losing 42-22.

CYCLING: Chard Wheelers shine at two events

Chard & Ilminster News: CYCLING: Rob hogs the limelight

3:10pm Friday 27th June 2014

THE Kalas Cup two-day stage race was contested by teams of four riders from all the central, south and west regions along with Wales.

BOWLS: Ilminster remain on Turnbull Cup trail

Chard & Ilminster News: BOWLS: Defeats for Harlequins and Royals

1:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

ILMINSTER men’s pursuit of the Turnbull Cup continued with a 91-79 win at Watchet.

CRICKET: Rain prevents play in schools match at County Ground ahead of T20 clash

Chard & Ilminster News: CRICKET: Paceman Jamie Overton is back on track

11:58am Friday 27th June 2014

THE match between King's College and Millfield School, which was due to be held on the County Ground this afternoon as a curtain raiser to Somerset's T20 game, has been cancelled following this morning's heavy rain.

GOLF: Captain's team wins Midsummer Madness at Windwhistle

Chard & Ilminster News: GOLF: Eric Hood dies, aged 85

11:25am Friday 27th June 2014

WINDWHISTLE’S annual Midsummer Madness competition teed off at 5.30am with 18 teams of four taking part and a shotgun start.

CRICKET: Somerset must be 'up for the scrap'

Chard & Ilminster News: CRICKET: Anya Shrubsole picked for England

3:46pm Thursday 26th June 2014

OVER the next few days Somerset will be looking to get back to winning ways in both the Nat West T20 Blast and the LV=Championship.

CRICKET: Ilminster miss out on Baker Cup final

Chard & Ilminster News: CRICKET: Anya Shrubsole picked for England

3:14pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

ILMINSTER lost to Taunton Deane by seven wickets in the semi-finals of the Baker Cup last night.

CRICKET: Shrubbery Hotel Somerset league round-up

Chard & Ilminster News: CRICKET: Anya Shrubsole picked for England

1:00pm Monday 23rd June 2014

ILMINSTER A picked up their first win of the season in Division 6 thanks to a solid team batting display which saw them chase down the 192-7 posted by Purnell’s 2nds.

CRICKET: Top Togs league latest

Chard & Ilminster News: CRICKET: Anya Shrubsole picked for England

8:35am Monday 23rd June 2014

ROYAL Oak maintained their four point lead at the top of Division 1 of the Top Togs evening league with an 80 run defeat of Ilminster.

CRICKET: Tim Groevewald signs for Somerset

Chard & Ilminster News: CRICKET: Paceman Jamie Overton is back on track

3:08pm Sunday 22nd June 2014

SEAMER Tim Groenewald is joining Somerset on loan from Derbyshire for the remainder of the season and will be on a permanent contract for three years from next season.

FOOTBALL: Three new teams join Perry Street league

Chard & Ilminster News: FOOTBALL: Tiverton sign two new strikers

6:10am Saturday 21st June 2014

THERE will be some new faces in the Perry Street and district league next season, it was revealed at the league's AGM.

BOWLS: Ilminster strong to victory in national double rink

Chard & Ilminster News: BOWLS: Defeats for Harlequins and Royals

6:10pm Friday 20th June 2014

ILMINSTER men enjoyed an emphatic victory in the second round of the National Double Rink.

ANGLING: Carp bite well for Jamie Rich

Chard & Ilminster News: ANGLING: Jamie Rich wins VES league opener at Isle Brewers

3:10pm Friday 20th June 2014

THE warmer weather saw lots of carp cruising about in the upper layers for Chard’s latest match.

FOOTBALL: Jamie Underwood is supporters' favourite

Chard & Ilminster News: FOOTBALL: Tiverton sign two new strikers

1:09pm Friday 20th June 2014

JAMIE Underwood received the Supporters’ Player of the Year Trophy when Chard Town held their annual presentation night at the Lordleaze Hotel.

CRICKET: Trescothick returns for key Championship clash

Chard & Ilminster News: CRICKET: Anya Shrubsole picked for England

11:03am Thursday 19th June 2014

MARCUS Trescothick is relishing the prospect of returning to lead Somerset in their top of the table clash with Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge on Sunday.

Natwest T20 Blast - Somerset avoid Friday 13th nightmare against Hampshire

Chard & Ilminster News: Competition winner Max Kelly meets Max Waller

5:17pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

MAX Kelly, aged 18, of Milverton, was named as a winner in the Match Day reporter competition run by Somerset County Cricket Club and the County Gazette. He scooped a media pass and tickets for three friends to Friday’s Natwest T20 Blast match against Hampshire. Here’s his match report.

FOOTBALL: Yeovil ex-pros set to play at Chard

Chard & Ilminster News: FOOTBALL: Tiverton sign two new strikers

6:00am Sunday 15th June 2014

EIGHT former professionals are expected to be on show when Chard Town hold a special tournament at Zembard Lane on Sunday, July 13.

BOWLS: Charstock topple Taunton

Chard & Ilminster News: BOWLS: Tucker takes Deane singles honours

6:00pm Saturday 14th June 2014

CHARDSTOCK entertained 15 members of Taunton BC for a mixed friendly and ran out winners by 87 shots to 73.

CRICKET: Holyrood hosts primary schools tournament

Chard & Ilminster News: CRICKET: Anya Shrubsole picked for England

3:00pm Saturday 14th June 2014

HOLYROOD Academy, in partnership with Chard CC, played host to the annual primary schools tournament at the club’s ground.

BOWLS: Chard overcome Crewkerne

Chard & Ilminster News: BOWLS: Defeats for Harlequins and Royals

12:10pm Saturday 14th June 2014

CHARD entertained Crewkerne in grey and overcast conditions but cheered themselves by winning by three games to one and by 75 shots to 49 overall.







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