MATCH REPORT: Natwest T20 Blast - Somerset v Middlesex

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:41pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

HENRY Welch, 15, of Wiveliscombe, 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 Middlesex. Here’s his match report.

CRICKET: Shrubbery Somerset league round-up

Chard & Ilminster News:

3:24pm Monday 28th July 2014

LARRY Watkins of Broadway and Horton 2nds took remarkable figures of 7-7 in nine overs on Saturday – comfortably his best figures after 40 years playing the game.

FOOTBALL: Ilminster Town's new manager plans fresh approach

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:30pm Sunday 27th July 2014

ILMINSTER Town’s new manager, Matt Hughes, says he is ‘excited’ at the prospect of leading the Blues in the Somerset County league next season.

FOOTBALL: Chard Town fixture list

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:26pm Sunday 27th July 2014

CHARD Town begin their new campaign in Division One of the Toolstation league with a visit to Devizes Town on August 9.

CRICKET: Hildreth and Gregory centuries fire Somerset to victory in Royal London One-day Cup

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:47pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A BRILLIANT, unbeaten stand of 209 between James Hildreth (146 not) and Lewis Gregory (105 not) has just rocketed Somerset to a thrilling five wicket victory over Durham in the Royal London One-Day Cup at the County Ground.

BOWLS: Severalls results round-up

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:10pm Saturday 26th July 2014

SEVERALLS entertained Shepton Mallett for a Wessex Mixed Friendly League game when after the usual 21 ends they lost 75-69.

SAILING: Ben is Topper champion

Chard & Ilminster News:

4:10pm Saturday 26th July 2014

BEN McElroy (12) of Holyrood Academy held on to his lead in the GBR Topper 4.2 Championship Series at the final event at Derwent Reservoir near Newcastle.

CRICKET: Somerset women face key game at Brislington tomorrow

Chard & Ilminster News:

3:20pm Saturday 26th July 2014

SOMERSET Women’s cricket team go into the final Division Two Championship with all to play for after chalking up their fourth successive victory of the season when they beat Cheshire at Cheadle at the weekend.

BOWLS: Chardstock hit winning streak

Chard & Ilminster News:

2:10pm Saturday 26th July 2014

CHARDSTOCK men’s Over-60s A team won 45-28 at home to Tiverton Borough on July 2.

CRICKET: Kirby calls time on fine career

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:20pm Saturday 26th July 2014

SOMERSET fast bowler Steve Kirby, who has been involved with First Class cricket for 20 years, this week announced his retirement with immediate effect because of an ongoing shoulder injury, writes Richard Walsh.

BOWLS: Chard steam to success under Vaux

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:10pm Saturday 26th July 2014

CHARD, captained for the day by Roy Vaux, beat visitors Bridport 63-52 in a friendly on a steaming hot day.

CYCLING: Chard Wheelers picked for circuit racing team

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

THREE youth members of McKinley’s 1st Chard Wheelers – Ruby Bond, Emily Attfield and Ryan White – have been selected for the South West Road/Circuit racing team.

BOWLS: Ilminster triple reach national finals

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

AN Ilminster men’s triple has stormed through to the national finals at Leamington Spa next month.

CRICKET: Martock edge home in Top Togs thriller

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:50pm Friday 25th July 2014

THE Top Togs evening league produced an exciting finale when Martock beat Ilminster by just three runs in the cup final last Friday.

GOLF: Windwhistle duo charge to victory

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:50pm Friday 25th July 2014

THERE were some prodigious scores when 34 Windwhistle Seniors took part in a 4Ball Better Ball competition in benign conditions last Monday.

ANGLING: Convincing win for Homewood at Perry Street

Chard & Ilminster News:

4:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

Chard AC members fished the penultimate league match at Perry Street pond, conditions were hot, flat and calm and many found the going tough.

FOOTBALL: Chard continue pre-season programme

Chard & Ilminster News:

2:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

CHARD Town, who led by manager Adam Fricker, continue their pre-season friendlies at home to Westlands tomorrow Saturday (2pm).

FOOTBALL: Grant pays for pitch improvement at Ilminster Town

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:47pm Friday 25th July 2014

ILMINSTER Town have been able to improve the playing surface of their pitch thanks to a grant of £3,000 from the Sport England Flood Relief Fund.

CRICKET: Somerset face double one-day test

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:03am Thursday 24th July 2014

SOMERSET play two big one-day matches at the County Ground over the weekend, writes Richard Walsh.

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:

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.

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