Matthew Maynard appointed new Director of Cricket at Somerset

Bridgwater Mercury:

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

Bridgwater Mercury:

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

Bridgwater Mercury:

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

Bridgwater Mercury:

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

Bridgwater Mercury:

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

Bridgwater Mercury:

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'

Bridgwater Mercury:

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

Bridgwater Mercury:

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

Bridgwater Mercury:

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

Bridgwater Mercury:

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

Bridgwater Mercury:

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

Bridgwater Mercury:

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

Bridgwater Mercury:

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

Bridgwater Mercury:

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

Bridgwater Mercury:

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

Bridgwater Mercury:

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

Bridgwater Mercury:

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

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.






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