Category Archives: Somerset

Philander on perfect start to the season: listen now

PODCAST: South Africa bowler Vernon Philander looks ahead to this summer’s tour of England and reflects on his debut for Somerset in the County Championship opener against Middlesex… Listen now! For more county podcasts see here For more podcasts from … Continue reading

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Philander keen to help Somerset make flying start

Vernon Philander has arrived at Somerset in time to make his debut in the opening LV County Championship fixture against Middlesex at Taunton, starting on April 5. The South African, who has become the talk of world cricket with a … Continue reading

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Hildreth and Compton celebrate Somerset record

James Hildreth and Nick Compton are celebrating making Somerset cricket history in the drawn pre-season game with Cardiff MCCU at Taunton Vale. The pair added 450 for the second wicket in a second innings total of 642 for 3, a … Continue reading

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Summer starts early at the County Ground, Taunton

British Summer Time may not be starting until Sunday March 25, when the clocks go forward an hour at midnight, but as far as the cricketers of Somerset and Glamorgan are concerned the summer started today on Monday March 19 … Continue reading

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Morkel to join Gayle in Somerset’s T20 line-up

Albie Morkel has followed Chris Gayle in signing up for Somerset’s Twenty20 Cup campaign this summer. The 30-year-old fast bowling all-rounder has been recruited to replace fellow countryman Roelof van der Merwe, who had been set to join the county on … Continue reading

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Gayle’s Somerset brief is to lay the ghost of trophies lost

Somerset have signed Chris Gayle precisely to help turn them from perennial runners-up to trophy winners this summer. The club acted quickly to recruit the 32-year-old former West Indies captain as their second overseas player for the Friends Lift t20 … Continue reading

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Kieswetter rejects IPL to give Somerset a boost

Craig Kieswetter has given Somerset a double boost by agreeing a new contract and deciding not to make himself available for the Indian Premier League. The 24-year-old England one-day wicketkeeper’s new agreement binds him to Somerset until the end of … Continue reading

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Globetrotting Trego now heads off to Bangladesh

Have bat will travel is fast becoming the motto of Somerset’s Peter Trego. Since the end of last season in England the 30-year-old all-rounder has been continually on the move, starting with a trip to India where he helped his … Continue reading

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Philander signs for early-season Somerset stint

Somerset have agreed terms with exciting South African all-rounder Vernon Philander to become their overseas signing for the early part of next season. The club have been seeking a high-profile player to represent them during April and May. Another South African, … Continue reading

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Nash identifies hard work behind record Somerset profit

Somerset have announced an operating profit of £408,000 for the year ended September 30, 2011. And that is despite the fact that the significant prize money due from reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League T20 tournament in India last month … Continue reading

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