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CRICKET: Four players sign new contracts

Somerset County Gazette:

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

Somerset County Gazette:

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.

FOOTBALL: Taunton Town ease through in FA Cup

Somerset County Gazette:

7:51pm Sunday 31st August 2014

TAUNTON Town beat Clevedon Town to 4-1 to reach the first qualifying round of the FA Cup and in the process earned a cheque for the best part of £2,000, writes Kerry Miller.

CRICKET: Somerset make uncertain start

Somerset County Gazette:

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

Somerset County Gazette:

1:20pm Sunday 31st August 2014

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

TABLE TENNIS: Taunton league welcomes new players and clubs

Somerset County Gazette:

6:10am Monday 18th August 2014

THE Taunton Table Tennis League starts up again next month and any new teams or players are welcome to join.

RUGBY: Wanderers back in training

Somerset County Gazette:

7:10pm Sunday 17th August 2014

TAUNTON Wanderers are back training at Hyde Park on Thursdays at 7pm under the guidance of manager Lee Terry.

CRICKET: England call up Somerset's Anya Shrubsole

Somerset County Gazette:

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.

RUGBY: Hopes are high at Hyde Park ahead of new season

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

TAUNTON find themselves in a positive, optimistic frame of mind as the new season approaches.

CYCLING: Exmoor Explorer raises £5,000

Somerset County Gazette:

2:30pm Saturday 16th August 2014

THE 17th annual Exmoor Explorer mountain bike challenge attracted nearly 400 riders from all over the country.

CYCLING: Elliot on a high after RideLondon event

Somerset County Gazette:

1:40pm Saturday 16th August 2014

TAUNTON’S Elliot Redfern admitted that being roared down the home straight on The Mall by hordes of fans at the Prudential RideLondon Youth Grand Prix would live long in the memory, writes Marios Palaloizou.

CYCLING: Hardy Wheelers join in Exmouth Exodus

11:20am Saturday 16th August 2014

EIGHT brave members Wellington Wheelers CC took on the challenge of the Exmouth Exodus bike ride on Saturday.

FOOTBALL: Minehead look to bounce back in Somerset league

Somerset County Gazette:

7:20am Saturday 16th August 2014

MINEHEAD, rocked by their 6-2 defeat at the hands of Berrow last weekend, will be looking to put things right today when they travel to Bath to visit Odd Down reserves.

FOOTBALL: Leigh Robinson has high hopes for new season

Somerset County Gazette:

5:10am Saturday 16th August 2014

TAUNTON Town manager Leigh Robinson is confident his side can enjoy a successful season in Division 1 (S&W) of the Southern league.

GOLF: Gidley on form at Taunton and Pickeridge

Somerset County Gazette:

9:30pm Friday 15th August 2014

THE Goodman Cup Bogey Competition at Taunton and Pickeridge GC attracted a good entry.

FOOTBALL: King's trio picked for national soccer camp

Somerset County Gazette:

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.

BOWLS: Helen, 70, wins Champion of Champions title for Watchet

Somerset County Gazette:

7:23pm Friday 15th August 2014

HELEN McDermaid has won the Bowls England Champion of Champions trophy – at the age of 70.

CRICKET: Westwood makes Somerset toil on opening day

Somerset County Gazette:

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

Somerset County Gazette:

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.

FOOTBALL: Kevin Sturmey wins Groundsman of the Year for Taunton Town

Somerset County Gazette:

11:11am Friday 15th August 2014

TAUNTON Town head groundsman Kevin Sturmey won two major accolades at the Groundsman of the Year awards held on Wednesday.

CRICKET: Somerset 2nds draw with Hampshire

Somerset County Gazette:

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.

FOOTBALL: Minehead too strong for young Bridgwater outfit

Somerset County Gazette:

8:27am Monday 11th August 2014

A WEAKENED Minehead team with nine squad members unavailable were strong enough to beat a very young Bridgwater Town reserve side 2-0 in the Somerset county league on Saturday.

FOOTBALL: Taunton Town make impressive league start

Somerset County Gazette:

7:19pm Sunday 10th August 2014

RAMPANT Taunton Town got their season off to an impressive start with a comfortable 3-0 win away to league new boys Wantage Town yesterday, writes James Wright.

CRICKET: Somerset lose rain affected one-day game

Somerset County Gazette:

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: Staplegrove hold training camp

Somerset County Gazette:

1:10pm Sunday 10th August 2014

STAPLEGROVE CC will be hosting their annual youth training summer camp on Tuesday, August 19.

FOOTBALL: Bishops Lydeard seek fresh blood

Somerset County Gazette:

10:00am Sunday 10th August 2014

BISHOPS Lydeard are looking for new players to join their Under-18s.

FOOTBALL: Wellington kick off with goal-less draw

Somerset County Gazette:

9:31am Sunday 10th August 2014

WELLINGTON drew 0-0 at Radstock Town in their Toolstation league opener yesterday.

FOOTBALL: Saturday league recognised at Somerset FA awards night

Somerset County Gazette:

6:00am Sunday 10th August 2014

GENUINE stars of the county soccer scene were honoured as Somerset Football Association held its annual awards evening.

CRICKET: Caddick and Trego are guest chefs at annual barbecue

Somerset County Gazette:

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.

BASEBALL: Taunton Muskets finish in style

1:20pm Saturday 9th August 2014

TAUNTON Muskets’ debut season in the South West Baseball League drew to an end last with their final game at home to the Torbay Barons.

HOCKEY: World Cup star to boost Vale

Somerset County Gazette:

11:30am Saturday 9th August 2014

IAN Haley, who played for South Africa in the London 2012 Olympics, will be turning out for Taunton Vale next season.

GOLF: Rookie Lowe wins Ronnie Mead Trophy

Somerset County Gazette:

10:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

JOHN Lowe, who only received his competitive handicap in May, won the Ronnie Mead Trophy by three clear points at Taunton Vale.

FOOTBALL: Wellington travel to Radstock Town

Somerset County Gazette:

6:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

WELLINGTON kick off their new season in Division 1 of the Toolstation league with a trip to Radstock Town today (3pm).

CRICKET: Annual cricket service at the County Ground

Somerset County Gazette:

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.

FOOTBALL: Minehead primed for new campaign

Somerset County Gazette:

4:40pm Friday 8th August 2014

MINEHEAD'S 125th season starts for real tomorrow when Bridgwater Town Reserves are the visitors for the opening Somerset County League Premier Division match (3pm).

GOLF: Carter's back in style

Somerset County Gazette:

4:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

AFTER a quiet winter Dave Carter, the former seniors competitions secretary at Vivary, stormed back into form with a trio of high-profile victories.

CRICKET: Ton for Abell in victory for Somerset 2nds

Somerset County Gazette:

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

Somerset County Gazette:

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.

GOLF: Taunton and Pickeridge ladies raise charity cash

Somerset County Gazette:

12:46pm Friday 8th August 2014

A TOTAL of 116 Taunton and Pickeridge Ladies and their guests took part in the 4 Ball Team Event on Tuesday.

FOOTBALL: Taunton Town kick off new season at Wantage Town

Somerset County Gazette:

12:27pm Friday 8th August 2014

TAUNTON Town start their Southern League challenge with a trip to new boys Wantage Town tomorrow (3pm).

CRICKET: Clubs remember Geoff Turner before midweek friendly

Somerset County Gazette:

2:30pm Thursday 7th August 2014

A MINUTE’S silence was held in memory of club stalwart Geoff Turner – who died last weekend – before Somerset Stragglers’ game against Wellington’s Midweek XI.

No surprises for Kerr over duo's rapid rise

Somerset County Gazette:

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: Taunton Vale receive funding bonus

Somerset County Gazette:

6:10pm Friday 1st August 2014

TAUNTON Vale Sports Club have received a grant of £7,848 from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) towards the cost of a non-turf pitch.

CRICKET: Wellington edge to midweek win over Nynehead

Somerset County Gazette:

1:08pm Friday 1st August 2014

WELLINGTON Midweek XI completed a three wicket home win over Nynehead last night.

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

Somerset County Gazette:

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

Somerset County Gazette:

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

Somerset County Gazette:

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

Somerset County Gazette:

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

Somerset County Gazette:

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.

FOOTBALL: Taunton ladies on lookout for new boss

Somerset County Gazette:

6:10am Saturday 26th July 2014

TAUNTON Ladies, who have been in pre-season training for the past month, are still looking for a match-day manager for their development squad who play in the Somerset County League.






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