CRICKET: England call up Somerset's Anya Shrubsole

Bridgwater Mercury:

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

Bridgwater Mercury:

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

Bridgwater Mercury:

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

Bridgwater Mercury:

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

Bridgwater Mercury:

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

Bridgwater Mercury:

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

Bridgwater Mercury:

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

Bridgwater Mercury:

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

Bridgwater Mercury:

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

Bridgwater Mercury:

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

Bridgwater Mercury:

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

Bridgwater Mercury:

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

Bridgwater Mercury:

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

Bridgwater Mercury:

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

Bridgwater Mercury:

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

Bridgwater Mercury:

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

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.

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.

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.

Craig Kieswetter suffers broken nose and fractured cheekbone after being struck in the face by ball

Bridgwater Mercury: 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: 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.

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.

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.

CRICKET: Somerset facing busy schedule

Bridgwater Mercury:

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

Bridgwater Mercury:

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

Bridgwater Mercury: 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.

Trescothick becomes all-time leading run scorer at Taunton

Bridgwater Mercury: MARCUS TRESCOTHICK

5:40pm Monday 30th June 2014

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

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

Bridgwater Mercury: 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.

CRICKET: Somerset must be 'up for the scrap'

Bridgwater Mercury: 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: Tim Groevewald signs for Somerset

Bridgwater Mercury: 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.

CRICKET: Trescothick returns for key Championship clash

Bridgwater Mercury: 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

Bridgwater Mercury: 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.

CRICKET: Tresco happy as Cidermen storm to top of the table

Bridgwater Mercury: CRICKET: Anya Shrubsole picked for England

6:10pm Thursday 12th June 2014

MARCUS Trescothick was a happy man after his side beat Sussex to notch up their second Championship win at Taunton in as many games, taking Somerset to the top of the Division One table.

CRICKET: Alfonso Thomas exploits a piece of Somerset cricket history

Bridgwater Mercury: CRICKET: Paceman Jamie Overton is back on track

2:11pm Thursday 12th June 2014

ALFONSO Thomas made Somerset cricketing history when he took four wickets in four balls against Sussex at the County Ground on Tuesday, writes Richard Walsh.

Natwest T20 Blast competition - are you our face in the crowd?

Bridgwater Mercury: Natwest T20 Blast competition - are you our face in the crowd?

11:00am Thursday 12th June 2014

If you're the circled spectator, you could win a prize thanks to Go Outdoors.

CRICKET: Somerset sign Colin Ingram as cover for Alviro Petersen

Bridgwater Mercury: CRICKET: Anya Shrubsole picked for England

3:56pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

SOMERSET have signed South African ODI batsman Colin Ingram to replace Alviro Petersen who is off to play Test cricket for five weeks from July 11 until August 14.

Natwest T20 Blast match report: Somerset v Glamorgan

Bridgwater Mercury: James Hayter meets Peter Trego

4:49pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

JAMES Hayter, aged 10, of Devon, 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 Glamorgan. Here’s his match report.

BREAKING NEWS: Somerset's Alfonso Thomas takes four wickets in four balls

Bridgwater Mercury: CRICKET: Paceman Jamie Overton is back on track

11:42am Tuesday 10th June 2014

ALFONSO Thomas has just claimed four wickets in four balls for Somerset in their LV= County Championship game with Sussex at the County Ground.

CRICKET: Craig Overton stars with the bat as Somerset recover

Bridgwater Mercury: CRICKET: Anya Shrubsole picked for England

6:40pm Monday 9th June 2014

CRAIG Overton struck an impressive 86 as Somerset fought back from a calamitous start to their first innings against Sussex at the County Ground today.

CRICKET: Somerset restrict Sussex in County Championship

Bridgwater Mercury: CRICKET: Anya Shrubsole picked for England

8:32pm Sunday 8th June 2014

SUSSEX reached 206-9 at the end of the first day of their LV=County Championship game against Somerset at the County Ground today.

SOMERSET: Geoff Miller and Jeffrey Archer at Somerset auction dinner

Bridgwater Mercury: CRICKET: Anya Shrubsole picked for England

12:10pm Sunday 8th June 2014

TICKETS are now available for Somerset’s highly-anticipated Auction Dinner being held at The County Ground, in aid of the Somerset Pavilion Appeal, on Thursday July 24.

CRICKET: Overton twins making a big impression

Bridgwater Mercury: CRICKET: Paceman Jamie Overton is back on track

8:00pm Saturday 7th June 2014

THE Overton twins, Jamie and Craig, have certainly made their mark on the Somerset cricket scene this season.

FOOTBALL: Coaching chance for girls

Bridgwater Mercury: FOOTBALL: Taunton Town record impressive away win

6:00pm Saturday 7th June 2014

TALENTED young female footballers in and around the county are being offered a gilt-edged opportunity to strive for international stardom thanks to the prestigious new FA-licensed Girls Advanced Coaching Centre.

CRICKET: Somerset age groups excel

Bridgwater Mercury: CRICKET: Paceman Jamie Overton is back on track

7:00pm Friday 6th June 2014

THE Somerset age group sides got off to a flying start last weekend when the Under 11s, 12s and 15s all won their matches in style.

CRICKET: Somerset entertain Glamorgan in T20 today

Bridgwater Mercury: CRICKET: Anya Shrubsole picked for England

9:40am Friday 6th June 2014

SOMERSET play their most important Nat West T20 Blast match of the campaign so far today when they entertain Glamorgan at the County Ground at 5.30pm.

CRICKET: Somerset's victory hopes ended by rain at Old Trafford

Bridgwater Mercury: CRICKET: Paceman Jamie Overton is back on track

4:00pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

SOMERSET had to settle for a draw in the LV= County Championship at Old Trafford today after rain put paid to their hopes of beating Lancashire.

CRICKET: Rain halts Somerset's charge

Bridgwater Mercury: CRICKET: Paceman Jamie Overton is back on track

8:20am Tuesday 3rd June 2014

SOMERSET were frustrated by rain yesterday after reducing Lancashire to 22-2 in reply to their 420 not out.

CRICKET: Alviro Petersen hits a century to put Somerset on top

Bridgwater Mercury: CRICKET: Anya Shrubsole picked for England

6:00am Monday 2nd June 2014

SOMERSET will begin the second day of their LV= County Championship match against Lancashire at Old Trafford today in a commanding position.






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