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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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County coaches rebel against ECB fixture list plans

County coaches are opposed to plans in the Morgan Report to reduce the number of County Championship matches to 14 per team. It is expected that the coaches will tell the ECB at a meeting at Lord’s on February 7 … 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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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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Hussain heads trio asked to fill Willoughby’s boots

Somerset are likely to ask one of their inexperienced bowlers to fill the considerable gap created by Charl Willoughby leaving the club. Lewis Gregory and Adam Dibble will be leading contenders, having shown immense promise last season, while Gemaal Hussain … Continue reading

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Marcus Trescothick: Somerset inquest will be frank affair

Yet again I have found myself facing questions about Somerset’s inability to lose the tag of ‘nearly-men’ over the past few days and I only wish I had a some answers. Last weekend’s Clydesdale Bank 40 final defeat by Surrey … Continue reading

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Soul-searching next for Somerset flops: Brian Rose

Brian Rose says there needs to be some “soul-searching” at Somerset as the club look to the future following their latest flop in a major final. The club’s director of cricket was incensed that the top order batsmen had failed … Continue reading

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Snell wins Champions League call-up for Somerset

Steve Snell has been named in Somerset’s 15-man squad for the Champions League tournament in India, starting next week. The former Gloucestershire wicketkeeper has again been asked to stand in for Craig Kieswetter and Jos Buttler, who will both miss … Continue reading

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