ANGLING: Changeable weather brings mixed fortunes for fishermen on reservoirs

Bridgwater Mercury: Our angling correspondent Jon Berry

2:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

WESSEX Water fisheries performances for the week ending July 6:

CRICKET: Somerset face double one-day test

Bridgwater Mercury:

10:03am Thursday 24th July 2014

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

Bridgwater Town’s college deal has plenty in reserve

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

Bridgwater College and Bridgwater Town FC have united in an “exciting” partnership to help manage the club’s reserve squad.

DON'T MISS: Avenue Q at Bridgwater Arts Centre

Bridgwater Mercury:

11:32am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PINSTRIPE Productions presents 'Sesame Street for adults' to Bridgwater Arts Centre, on until Saturday.

Nirva misses out on Road to Wimbledon

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Nirva Patel, 13, was just hours away from a place at the HSBC Road to Wimbledon 14 & Under Challenge before losing 7-5 6-2 to Hannah Davies in the final round of the South-West regional qualifiers in Gloucestershire.

Seconds dump visitors in early Bath

Bridgwater Mercury: Local cricket

11:41am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Bridgwater seconds strengthened their position at the top of Premier One with a storming 152-run win against second-placed Bath.

GOLF: Chapple stuns his opponents to win July Medal

11:16am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Andy Chapple raced to success in the July Medal at Brean Golf Club with a stunning net score of 63 to see off his opponents.

Rebels too tough for Diamonds

Bridgwater Mercury:

11:03am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Somerset Rebels proved too much to handle at home in a keenly fought 59-35 victory against Newcastle Diamonds.

GOLF: Not one, but TWO holes in one for magnificent Mel

Bridgwater Mercury:

11:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Mel Millar scored a double whammy in a recent golfing event when she managed to score two holes-in-one at Enmore Park

Manager Fey calls for support

Bridgwater Mercury:

11:02am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Town manager Richard Fey is urging further support from fans in their last few friendlies before the league kicks off in August.

Tense finale ahead for Wembdon after Bishopston defeat

Bridgwater Mercury: SAM Puddy hit a match-winning century for Wembdon

10:05am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Wembdon face fight against survival after “demoralising” defeat in Bristol

Somerset bowler Steve Kirby announces retirement

Bridgwater Mercury:

9:18am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

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

BOWLS: Pethy lose out in cup final

Bridgwater Mercury: bowls - cxz

8:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

North Petherton Ladies lost by nine shots to Taunton Deane Ladies in the Mary Bradford Cup.

Bridgwater Summer Skittles League results

Bridgwater Mercury:

2:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Results from the Bridgwater Summer Skittles League

Petherton win Kwik Cricket finals

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

North Petherton were the winners of the Year 6 Kwik Cricket Finals that took place at a sunny County Ground in Taunton last week.

Football enthusiasts encouraged to sign up to Somerset FA Youth Council

Bridgwater Mercury:

2:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

People aged between 16 and 24 have until the start of August to secure a place with the influential group, which plays a key part in “providing a voice” for Children and Young People (CYP) in football across the county.

GOLF: Hole-in-one for Murray

Bridgwater Mercury: 4,500 golf balls dropped by helicopter in hole-in-one attempt

8:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Murray Parsons, 64, scored his ace on the 144-yard, par-three 17th at Brean Golf Club

GOLF: Steele takes Seniors' Open

Bridgwater Mercury:

2:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

David Steele took Friday's Seniors' Open at Enmore Park with 41 points.

Toby in top form for Pethy

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

Toby Williams-Thomas bludgeoned eight sixes in his quickfire half-century against Huish & Langport under-13s

Somerset Cricket League round-up - Hill hundred fires Bridgwater A to victory

Bridgwater Mercury: Local cricket

2:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

John Hill scored a masterful century for Bridgwater A as they beat Ilton by six wickets in Division One of the Somerset Cricket League.

Final wicket stand keeps Bridgwater seconds top of the tree

Bridgwater Mercury: Local cricket

2:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A fantastic final wicket stand between Tom Pople (33no) and Matt Habberfield (12no) saw Bridgwater II to an unlikely victory

Lower-order fightback not enough for Wembdon seconds

Bridgwater Mercury: Local cricket

8:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Eighth wicket partnership takes Wembdon close, but they fall short at Minehead

Ashcott off the pace with three-wicket defeat to Weston

Bridgwater Mercury: Local cricket

8:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Ashcott go down to fellow strugglers Weston to leave themselves rock bottom of Premier One

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

Bridgwater Mercury:

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

Bridgwater Mercury:

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.

Blackwell's lone effort in vain as Wembdon slump at Knowle

Bridgwater Mercury: Skipper Dan Bingham catches one off his own bowling. PHOTO: Andy Slocombe

8:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Ian Blackwell scored 86 and Dan Bingham took 5-37, but Wembdon still slipped to an 86-run defeat in Bristol

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

Bridgwater Mercury:

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

Rebels suffer Pairs Championship heartbreak

Bridgwater Mercury:

12:08pm Monday 14th July 2014

Rebels hopes of retaining their Premier League Pairs crown ended in heartbreak last night when Nick Morris was excluded

Bridgwater do the double on Deane with rain-affected victory

Bridgwater Mercury: Bridgwater stretch their lead at the top after 10-wicket win

9:04am Monday 14th July 2014

Home side chase down rain reduced target to seal three wicket win

BRIDGE: Ernie and Tony take Duplicate Pairs title

Bridgwater Mercury: Pat Bain and Joy Oldfield enjoy a game of bridge.

2:00pm Sunday 13th July 2014

Ernie Whitehead and Tony French won the Duplicate Pairs event in the Bridgwater Bridge Club

Bridgwater duo earn extended Gloucestershire trial

Bridgwater Mercury: 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

Bridgwater Mercury: 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.

BOWLS: Open Shield winners at the Victoria Park Open Day

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:00am Sunday 13th July 2014

OPEN Shield winners at the Victoria Park Open Day, from left, are Peter Walker, Bob Dyer and Jason Ferguson being presented with the shield by sponsors Richard and Mary Gliddon. Also pictured is club president Alison Howard.

Short mat bowls: Great fightback by Kingscliffe

Bridgwater Mercury: SOLID START: June Balbinski

2:00pm Saturday 12th July 2014

Kingscliffe made a great comeback in the second half of their short mat bowls game against Compton Dundon to win 65- 49.

SKITTLES: Riff Raff remain in pole position at the top of table

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

Riff Raff remain leaders in the Early Division following their 30 pin win at home against bottom of the table Plonkers

World Cup fever at Bridgwater College

Bridgwater Mercury:

2:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

Five-a-side tournament celebrates World Cup

GOLF: Edwards and Sly take fourball trophy at Enmore Park

Bridgwater Mercury:

8:00am Friday 11th July 2014

Ian Edwards and Mark Sly were victorious in the Four BBB format with an impressive score of 46 points at Enmore Park Golf Club.

Tuffin Trophy at Bridgwater College

Bridgwater Mercury:

2:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014

College’s Golf Centre held its annual Tuffin Trophy where club members play against members of college staff.

CRICKET: Trescothick: Gloucester T20 game is 'massive'

Bridgwater Mercury:

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.

Collapse costs Wembdon seconds at OBWs

Bridgwater Mercury: Local cricket

8:00am Thursday 10th July 2014

Wembdon II collapsed to 107 all out to crash to a heavy 15-run defeat at Old Bristolians Westbury on Saturday.

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

Bridgwater Mercury: 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.

Sealey and Kitch see off reigning champions

Bridgwater Mercury: Scott Sealey. PHOTO: Jeff Searle

2:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

Half centuries from Scott Sealey and Liam Kitch propelled Bridgwater II to a commanding seven-wicket victory over reigning champions Corsham at The Parks on Saturday.

BIG MATCH: Five-wicket defeat for Mark

10:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

Captain Stuart Blake rues 'lack of batting momentum as Mark are bowled out for 160

Somerset Cricket League round-up - Troman inspires Middlezoy win

Bridgwater Mercury: Local cricket

8:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

Marc Troman scored 95 as Middlezoy thrashed North Curry by 89 runs

Vickery in vain as Ashcott slip to fifth successive defeat

Bridgwater Mercury: Local cricket

2:00pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

Charlie Vickery was left unbeaten on 73 as Ashcott lost to Downend by 54 runs

Bridgwater captain Steffan Jones urges batsman to up their game

Bridgwater Mercury: Bridgwater captain Steffan Jones targetting treble

8:00am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Former Somerset seamer says lack of top-order runs to blame for indifferent first half of the season.

Final over heartbreak for Wembdon

Bridgwater Mercury: MCC CALL-UP: Ian Blackwell

2:00pm Monday 7th July 2014

Wembdon concede 20 from final two overs to lose by two wickets to Old Bristolians.

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

Bridgwater Mercury: 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

Bridgwater Mercury:

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.

Ashcott & Shapwick fall at final hurdle again

Bridgwater Mercury:

11:50am Monday 7th July 2014

Ashcott beaten by 21 runs in Baker Cup final at Taunton's County Ground

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