Somerset

  • Somerset's Alfonso Thomas takes four wickets in four balls June 10, 2014

    South African seamer Alfonso Thomas became the first player in 14 years to take four wickets in four balls in the County Championship on Tuesday. Thomas, playing for Somerset on the third day of their match against Sussex at Taunton, bowled James Anyon, trapped Rory Hamilton-Brown leg before and had Ed...
  • Buttler joins Lancashire from native Somerset October 1, 2013

    London: England one-day international wicketkeeper Jos Buttler has joined Lancashire, the county side announced on Monday. The 23-year-old Buttler, who has played 19 one-day international but has yet to make his Test debut, joins from his native Somerset. His bid for more time behind the stumps at county level at Somerset was...
  • England's Jos Buttler leaves Somerset September 28, 2013

    London: England international Jos Buttler is to leave Somerset in a bid to boost his career as a wicketkeeper, the west country club announced on Friday. The 23-year-old Buttler has played 19 one-day internationals for England but has yet to make his Test debut and was not selected in the Ashes...
  • Chawla takes four, scores 32 for Somerset September 14, 2013

    Taunton: Uttar Pradesh allrounder Piyush Chawla continued his decent showing in the upper division of English County Championship as his side Somerset beat Surrey by seven wickets to log home five points. Chawla's performance in the match is four wickets (two in each innings) and a useful knock of 32 coming...
  • Piyush Chawla is proving to be Somerset's biggest impact player September 6, 2013

    After Gautam Gambhir's sudden departure from Essex this week, the sole Indian representation in county cricket is Piyush Chawla. The 24-year-old legspinner signed with Somerset in mid-August in a bid to boost his chances of a recall to the Indian cricket team - his 36 wickets at 27.25 for Sussex...
  • Piyush Chawla scores ton at Lord's against Middlesex August 29, 2013

    London: Indian legspinner Piyush Chawla superb all-round performance including a century has put his side Somerset in a position of supremacy against Middlesex in a Division I county game at the Lord's here on Thursday. The left-handed Chawla, who came into bat at No 9 with the scoreboard reading 211 for...
  • Piyush Chawla banking on successful Somerset stint August 29, 2013

    Taunton: Like many Indian players before him to turn to county cricket, legspinner Piyush Chawla is hoping to take a bagful of wickets for Somerset in an attempt to earn a recall to the national team. Chawla's brief stint with Sussex in 2009 resulted in 36 wickets in six County...
  • Piyush Chawla all set for Somerset stint August 17, 2013

    Somerset have roped in Indian legspinner Piyush Chawla for the rest of the English County season, a report in ESPNcricinfo said on Thursday. Chawla has been given the requisite No Objection Certificate by the BCCI but the 24-year-old is yet to get the visa, the report added. If everything goes according...
  • Three spectators caught at county game over bookie links July 29, 2013

    London: The anti-corruption officers of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) ejected three spectators from a domestic T20 match over suspected links with bookies in India. Those thrown out of Worcestershire's Friends Life T20 match against Somerset at New Road on Saturday were overheard commentating on mobile phones on the...
  • Australia ease to a six-wicket win over Somerset June 29, 2013

    London: Australia's first match under new coach Darren Lehmann saw the tourists ease to a six-wicket win over Somerset on the final day at Taunton on Saturday. Usman Khawaja, Phil Hughes and vice-captain Brad Haddin all hit fifties as Australia, who on Monday replaced sacked former coach Mickey Arthur with ex...
  • Australia captain Michael Clarke hits 45 on return June 27, 2013

    Taunton: Australia captain Michael Clarke looked in good shape as he hit 45 in a tour match against Somerset on Thursday, the batsman's first competitive innings in three months because of a long-standing back injury. Clarke is attempting to prove his fitness ahead of the Ashes series against England starting on...
  • Fit-again Michael Clarke to lead Australia against Somerset June 26, 2013

    London: Fit-again Australia captain Michael Clarke will lead the side in their four-day tour match against Somerset, vice-captain Brad Haddin confirmed on Tuesday. Clarke did not feature in defending champions' Australia's group stage exit from the Champions Trophy because of a long-standing back injury and has been sidelined from much of...
  • Clarke returns to lead Australia in tour match June 25, 2013

    Australia captain Michael Clarke will make his return from injury in the tour match against Somerset starting on Wednesday, the BBC reported on Tuesday. Clarke missed the final Test against India this year and the entire Champions Trophy with a back injury, sparking concerns he would not be fit for the...
  • Michael Clarke set for return in warm-up tie against Somerset June 21, 2013

    London: Australia captain Michael Clarke is confident he will recover from a back injury in time to play in their first warm-up match for the Ashes series. The recurring problem forced Clarke to miss the Champions Trophy and led to speculation that Australia's most prolific run-scorer in recent times could miss...
  • Chris Gayle to play for Somerset in Twenty20 April 26, 2013

    London: West Indies' star batsman Chris Gayle has agreed to play for Somerset in the domestic Twenty20 league if he is available. Gayle said no to Somerset after initially agreeing to be their overseas player last year. But the 33-year-old made himself available for the West Indies summer tour that...
  • Walsh to join Melbourne cricket club on Bermuda tour March 9, 2013

    Hamilton (Bermuda): Former West Indies cricketer Courtney Walsh and Robert Samuels will accompany Melbourne Cricket Club on a short tour of Bermuda next month. They are due to arrive in Bermuda April 10 and will play two Twenty20 matches against Commercial Cricket League side Jamaican Association and hosts Somerset Cricket...
  • Pakistan spinner Rehman banned for 12 weeks October 3, 2012

    London: Pakistan left-arm spinner Abdur Rehman was handed a 12-week ban by the England and Wales Cricket Board after returning positive for recreational drug cannabis in a test conducted during an English county match in August. The ECB slapped the ban on Rehman, who play for Somerset in English County Championship,...
  • Abdur Rehman faces two-year doping ban October 2, 2012

    London: Pakistan spinner Abdur Rehman faces a two-year ban for failing a dope test in England. The 32-year-old left-arm spinner was representing Somerset in County cricket last month and is not part of the current World Twenty20 squad. According to the Pakistani media, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) informed...
  • Somerset's Buttler awarded England contract September 22, 2012

    London: Somerset's wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Butler has been awarded an incremental contract for 2011-12 by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). "This award reflects the contribution Jos has made this year in the shorter formats of the game for England and we congratulate him on his achievement," said national selector Geoff...
  • Compton geared up for India challenge September 19, 2012

    London: Nick Compton is relishing the chance to follow in the footsteps of his legendary grandfather after the Somerset batsman was named in England's Test squad for their tour of India. Until now Compton has been more famous for the exploits of England great Denis Compton than his own achievements...
  • Kartik sparks row by backing-up run out August 31, 2012

    London: Former India spinner Murali Kartik caused controversy in the English County Championship on Thursday when he ran out a batsman who had backed up too far down the pitch. Kartik, playing for Surrey against Somerset -- the county he left at the end of last season -- ran out...
  • Boucher blow overshadows South Africa draw July 10, 2012

    London: Mark Boucher's retirement overshadowed half-centuries from Hashim Amla and JP Duminy as South Africa warmed up for next week's first Test against England in a drawn tour match at Somerset on Tuesday. While Amla and Duminy looked in good form, it was Boucher's decision to retire from international action, revealed...
  • Boucher to undergo eye surgery July 10, 2012

    Taunton, England: South Africa's cricket team says wicketkeeper Mark Boucher will undergo eye surgery after being struck by a bail on the opening day of a tour match against Somerset County Cricket Club. The injury occurred Monday when Somerset batsman Gemaal Hussain was bowled by Imran Tahir and the bail was...
  • Somerset sign big-hitting Levi for T20 May 19, 2012

    London: English county Somerset on Friday signed big-hitting South Africa batsman Richard Levi for their domestic Twenty20 campaign. Levi holds the record for the fastest Twenty 20 international century after smashing 117 not out in just 51 balls against New Zealand in February in only his second match for South Africa....
  • No legal action against Gayle by Somerset May 6, 2012

    London: Somerset County have decided not to take legal action against West Indies batsman Chris Gayle over his aborted Twenty20 contract. Gayle pulled out of the deal earlier this week in order to make himself available for the limited phase of West Indies tour of England next month, forcing the...
  • West Indies ready to welcome back Gayle May 4, 2012

    London: West Indies coach Ottis Gibson and captain Darren Sammy said they would have no problems with Chris Gayle returning to the squad after he promised to end his international exile on Thursday. Former West Indies captain Gayle, renowned as a big-hitting batsman, has not played international cricket for more than...
  • Gayle available for WI after snubbing county May 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Former West Indies captain Chris Gayle scrapped his deal with Somerset county and made himself available for the national team and virtually ended his year-long stand-off with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). But Gayle, who is playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB), in...
  • Philander quick to justify Somerset faith April 6, 2012

    London: South Africa seamer Vernon Philander wasted little time in justifying Somerset's decision to sign him for the early part of the English season, taking just three balls to grab a wicket on Thursday. Philander had a wicket in his first over of a rain delayed opening day of the...
  • Ponting says 'no' to county cricket March 23, 2012

    Sydney: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting on Friday rejected the chance to play county cricket this year as he bids to play one last Ashes series in England in 2013. The 37-year-old had been linked with English side Somerset but said he had not considered representing Somerset because a long and...
  • SL sports minister to probe SLPL deal February 25, 2012

    Colombo: Sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage has appointed a top level probe committee to look into the deal made by the Singapore based company, Somerset Entertainment Ventures, which promoted the aborted Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL). Sports ministry officials said that the committee would be headed by a former police chief and...