CRICKET: Alfonso Thomas breaks ankle on golf course

Chard & Ilminster News:

2:49pm Friday 24th October 2014

SOMERSET’S Alfonso Thomas has had to put his winter plans on hold after he suffered a freak accident.

CRICKET: 'Togetherness' impresses new Somerset boss Maynard

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:10pm Saturday 18th October 2014

SOMERSET'S new director of cricket, Matt Maynard, has been impressed by the fact that everything at the club is geared towards achieving success for the team on the pitch.

Ben Phillips appointed part time academy bowling coach at Somerset

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:32pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

SOMERSET have appointed former all-rounder Ben Phillips as part-time academy bowling coach.

CRICKET: Harold Gimblett to be remembered on 100th anniversary of his birth

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:10am Saturday 11th October 2014

A ‘SERVICE of Celebration’ is being held at Bicknoller Church at 3pm on Sunday, October 19 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Somerset cricketing hero Harold Gimblett - arguably the county’s greatest ever batsman.

Dockrell agrees one-year contract extension

Chard & Ilminster News: Photo by Harry Trump: George Dockrell

11:08am Thursday 9th October 2014

SOMERSET spinner George Dockrell has agreed a one-year contract extension, which will see him remain at Taunton through the 2015 season.

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.

CRICKET: Trio granted Somerset scholarships

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:10pm Friday 3rd October 2014

THREE young players who graduated from the Somerset Academy this summer – Ollie Sale, Tim Rouse and Sam Wyatt-Haines – have all been offered a SCCC Scholarship.

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.

Lewis Gregory nominated for PCA Young Player of the Year award

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:26am Monday 29th September 2014

SOMERSET all-rounder Lewis Gregory has been nominated for the PCA Young Player of the Year award following an impressive season in all formats of the county game.

CRICKET: Welcome planned for Tresco and co after Pedal for the Pavilion

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:00am Sunday 28th September 2014

SOMERSET supporters are invited to attend a special event next Friday, October 3 to welcome home the Pedal for the Pavilion riders.

CRICKET: Somerset learn Royal London opponents for 2015

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:40pm Saturday 27th September 2014

SOMERSET have been drawn in Group A in the Royal London One Day Cup competition for 2015 along with Surrey, Worcestershire, Yorkshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Gloucestershire, Durham and Derbyshire.

CRICKET: Junior coaching courses get under way

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:02am Friday 26th September 2014

SOMERSET Cricket Board’s major coaching courses for young cricketers - a fun and exciting eight week course designed for children aged four to six - started yesterday.

CRICKET: Somerset seek last-day victory

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:00am Friday 26th September 2014

SOMERSET need to take early wickets if they are to force victory against champions Yorkshire on the final day of the LV= County Championship.

CRICKET: Join Marcus Trescothick on 'Pedal for the Pavilion'

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

ONE of the next major events in the Somerset Pavilion Appeal year calendar is the opportunity to join skipper Marcus Trescothick and the players on a west country tour as part ‘Pedal for the Pavilion’.

CRICKET: Vote now for your Somerset player of the year

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:58am Friday 19th September 2014

SOMERSET fans are being asked to vote for the Supporters’ Player of the Year and in doing so can win themselves a pair of tickets for the prestigious End of Season Awards Ball taking place the County Ground on Saturday, September 27.

CRICKET: Cidermen seek final push from bowlers

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:14am Thursday 18th September 2014

SOMERSET will be looking for early wickets as they attempt to beat Middlesex on the final day of their last home County Championship of the season.

CRICKET: Somerset lay solid base on Day One

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:34am Tuesday 16th September 2014

SOMERSET begin Day 2 of their LV= County Championship game against Middlesex on 266-5.

CRICKET: Kieswetter returns to squad for Somerset's final home game

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:11am Monday 15th September 2014

SOMERSET return to LV= County Championship today when they play Middlesex at the County Ground in their final home match of the season (10.30am).

CRICKET: Somerset duo join cycle challenge

Chard & Ilminster News:

3:34pm Friday 5th September 2014

MAX Waller and James Regan got on their bikes to help raise money for charity.

CRICKET: Petersen misses end of the season through injury

12:13pm Friday 5th September 2014

ALVIRO Petersen has returned home after failing to recover from a knee injury sustained on international duty.

CRICKET: Somerset draw with Northants

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:23am Thursday 4th September 2014

SOMERSET consigned Northamptonshire to relegation from Division 1 of the LV= County Championships after their match at the County Ground ended in a tame draw yesterday.

CRICKET: Four players sign new contracts

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:55pm Monday 1st September 2014

SOMERSET have announced that three former Academy players - Tom Abell , Jack Leach and Craig Meschede - have all signed new contracts along with Johann Myburgh.

CRICKET: Somerset struggle to make inroads

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:49pm Monday 1st September 2014

RAIN has stopped play in the LV= County Championship game at the County Ground today with Northamptonshire looking strong at 112-1 in reply to Somerset's 314 all out.

CRICKET: Somerset make uncertain start

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:31pm Sunday 31st August 2014

SOMERSET are 81-4 at lunch on the opening day of their LV= County Championship match with Northamptonshire at the County Ground.

CRICKET: Nosworthy to leave Somerset

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:20pm Sunday 31st August 2014

SOMERSET'S Director of Cricket, Dave Nosworthy is leaving the club at the end of the season.

CRICKET: England call up Somerset's Anya Shrubsole

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

SOMERSET captain Anya Shrubsole has been included in the England Women’s Test, One Day International and Twenty20 international squads to face India and South Africa this summer.

FOOTBALL: King's trio picked for national soccer camp

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:42pm Friday 15th August 2014

THREE girls from King’s College in Taunton – Beth Beale, Gemma Chilcott and Lucie Waddon – have been invited to attend the Independent School’s Football Association Under-16 representative camp at Oakham School.

CRICKET: Westwood makes Somerset toil on opening day

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:01pm Friday 15th August 2014

OPENER Ian Westwood hit 129 as Warwickshire reached 334-9 on the first day of the LV= County Championship match at the County Ground today.

CRICKET: Somerset repelled after early breakthrough

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:23pm Friday 15th August 2014

WARWICKSHIRE are 62-1 off 18 overs at lunch on the first day of their LV= County Championship match at the County Ground.

CRICKET: Somerset 2nds draw with Hampshire

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:25am Friday 15th August 2014

SOMERSET Seconds had to settle for a draw from their three day Championship match against Hampshire which ended on Wednesday.

CRICKET: Somerset lose rain affected one-day game

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:10pm Sunday 10th August 2014

SOMERSET lost to Sussex by seven wickets in a rain-affected game in the Royal London Cup at the County Ground today.

CRICKET: Caddick and Trego are guest chefs at annual barbecue

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:10pm Saturday 9th August 2014

THE Taunton Area Committee of Somerset CCC will be holding their annual barbecue at Howzat in Fitzhead next Saturday (August 16), the second day of the home Championship match against Warwickshire.

CRICKET: Annual cricket service at the County Ground

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:20pm Friday 8th August 2014

THE annual Somerset Cricket Service will take place on Gimblett’s Hill at the County Ground this Sunday (August 10) at 9am, prior to the one-day match against Sussex.

CRICKET: Ton for Abell in victory for Somerset 2nds

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:39pm Friday 8th August 2014

TOM Abell continued his run of fine form when Somerset Seconds proved too strong for Gloucestershire who they beat at Taunton Vale this week.

CRICKET: Trego hits ton as Somerset beat Middlesex

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:05pm Friday 8th August 2014

SOMERSET returned to the top of Group B of the Royal London One-Day Cup with a six wicket victory over Middlesex at Lord's yesterday.

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.

CRICKET: Somerset pipped in the most dramatic of one-day finales

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:39pm Friday 1st August 2014

SOMERSET came within a whisker of recording one of their most dramatic one-day victories in a high scoring Royal London One-Day cup match against Kent at Taunton yesterday.

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: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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: 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.

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