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.

CRICKET: Somerset make good start against Lancashire

Bridgwater Mercury: CRICKET: Anya Shrubsole picked for England

2:38pm Sunday 1st June 2014

SOMERSET have reached 150-2 after 45 overs in the first innings of their LV= County Championship match against Lancashire at Old Trafford.

CRICKET: Hildreth signs three year extension at Somerset

Bridgwater Mercury: CRICKET: Hildreth signs three year extension at Somerset

2:20pm Saturday 31st May 2014

SOMERSET vice captain James Hildreth has just signed a new three year extension to his contract which will keep him at the club at until the end of 2017 at least.

CRICKET: County squads announced for women and girls

Bridgwater Mercury: CRICKET: Anya Shrubsole picked for England

6:00am Saturday 31st May 2014

SOMERSET’S women’s and girls’ squads for 2014 have been named by head coach Caroline Foster following a successful winter training programme.

CRICKET: Golf day for Somerset Pavilion appeal

Bridgwater Mercury: CRICKET: Anya Shrubsole picked for England

6:30pm Friday 30th May 2014

WOODBURY Park near Exeter will play host to a golf day to raise money for the Somerset Pavilion appeal on Wednesday, August 13.

CRICKET: Nominations wanted for grass roots awards

Bridgwater Mercury: CRICKET: Anya Shrubsole picked for England

3:10pm Friday 30th May 2014

THE Somerset Cricket Board is currently asking for nominations for this year’s NatWest OSCAs (Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards).

CRICKET: Somerset draw after final day washout

Bridgwater Mercury: CRICKET: Anya Shrubsole picked for England

4:03pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

SOMERSET'S LV= County Championship game with Warwickshire predictably ended in a draw after rain prevented any play on the final day at Edgbaston.

CRICKET: Somerset heading for stalemate against Warwickshire

Bridgwater Mercury: CRICKET: Anya Shrubsole picked for England

7:10am Wednesday 28th May 2014

SOMERSET'S rain-affected LV=County Championship match at Warwickshire seems to be heading towards a draw.

Match Day Reporter Competition - Somerset v Kent in the Natwest T20 Blast

Bridgwater Mercury: Harry Everett meets James Hildreth after Friday's game

8:37am Monday 26th May 2014

Read a match report of Somerset's defeat by Kent in the NatWest T20 Blast on Friday night written by our Match Day Reporter competition winner.

CRICKET: Somerset make good start in LV= County Championship

Bridgwater Mercury: CRICKET: Anya Shrubsole picked for England

10:05pm Sunday 25th May 2014

NICK Compton and James Hildreth both struck 72 not out as Somerset reached 237-3 on the first day of their LV= County Championship game against Warwickshire at Edgbaston today.

CRICKET: Somerset asked to bat first by Warwickshire

Bridgwater Mercury: CRICKET: Anya Shrubsole picked for England

2:13pm Sunday 25th May 2014

PLAY has got underway in the LV= County Championship match at Edgbaston between Warwickshire and Somerset.

Match Day Reporter Competition - Somerset v Surrey in the Natwest T20 Blast

Bridgwater Mercury: Daniel Armstrong meets Craig Kieswetter

2:41pm Friday 23rd May 2014

DANIEL Armstrong, 18, of Exeter, 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 Sunday’s Natwest T20 Blast match against Surrey. As the Cidermen prepare for this afternoon's encounter, here's his report from Sunday's match.

CRICKET: Somerset entertain Kent in T20 Blast today

Bridgwater Mercury: CRICKET: Anya Shrubsole picked for England

9:47am Friday 23rd May 2014

SOMERSET will be hoping to get back on the winning trail in this year’s NatWest T20 Blast when they host Kent at the County Ground today (5.30pm).

CRICKET: Somerset made to wait by downpour

Bridgwater Mercury: CRICKET: Somerset made to wait by downpour

9:22am Thursday 22nd May 2014

SOMERSET'S charge to victory over Durham in the LV= County Championship has been halted by a downpour.

CRICKET: Somerset lose advantage against Durham

Bridgwater Mercury: CRICKET: Anya Shrubsole picked for England

8:01am Wednesday 21st May 2014

DURHAM lead Somerset by 42 runs with nine wickets in hand going into the third day of their County Championship match at the County Ground.

CRICKET: Somerset entertain champions Durham, starting today

Bridgwater Mercury: CRICKET: Anya Shrubsole picked for England

8:37am Monday 19th May 2014

SOMERSET begin a four day LV= County Championship game against defending champions Durham at the County Ground today.

CRICKET: Somerset lose to Surrey in T20

Bridgwater Mercury: Fours, sixes and wickets were rewarded with pyrotechnic effects

5:45pm Sunday 18th May 2014

SOMERSET lost to Surrey by 14 runs at the County Ground in the T20 Blast this afternoon.

CRICKET: Somerset in T20 action at County Ground this afternoon

Bridgwater Mercury: CRICKET: Anya Shrubsole picked for England

1:02pm Sunday 18th May 2014

SOMERSET play their first game of the season in the T20 Blast when they entertain Surrey at the County Ground this afternoon (2.30pm).






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