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Surrey v Somerset: Rikkie Clarke takes career best 7-55 as visitors struggle

Clarke bettered his previous best of 6-63 Specsavers County Championship Division One, Kia Oval (day one): Somerset: 269: Davies 86, Trescothick 65; Clarke 7-55 Surrey: 42-0: Stoneman 21* Surrey 3 pts, Somerset 2 pts Scorecard Rikki Clarke took a career best 7-55 as Surrey had the better of day one against relegation rivals Somerset at The Oval. Clarke took five wickets in the afternoon session as the visitors were reduced to 138-6 before 86 from Steven Davies helped them recover. But Clarke returned with two more scalps late in the…

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Johann Myburgh agrees Somerset contract for limited-overs matches in 2018

Johann Myburgh averaged 40 in this season’s Royal London One-Day Cup and 36.25 in the NatWest T20 Blast Somerset’s Johann Myburgh has signed a new contract to play in limited-overs matches for the county next season. The South African batsman played three games in the 2017 One-Day Cup and nine in the T20 Blast, and will be available for both competitions in 2018. The 36-year-old has also played three County Championship matches so far this season but will not play in the four-day format next year. Myburgh’s new contract follows…

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Somerset v Lancashire: Steven Davies scores century on day one for home side

Tom Abell (left) and Steven Davies added 119 for Somerset’s fifth wicket Specsavers County Championship Division One, Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton (day one): Somerset 330-9: Davies 111; Parkinson 4-68 Lancashire: Yet to bat Somerset 3 pts, Lancashire 3 pts Scorecard Steven Davies scored 111 in Somerset’s total of 330-9 on day one of their Championship match against title-chasing Lancashire at Taunton. Matt Parkinson has figures of 4-68 for Lancashire, who started 36 points behind Division One leaders Essex. Davies put on 119 with captain Tom Abell (46) for the…

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Essex v Somerset: Rain halts leaders’ progress on day three at Chelmsford

Play was abandoned for the day following persistent rain at Chelmsford Specsavers County Championship Division One, The Cloudfm County Ground (day three): Essex 159 & 158-4: Browne 83, Wheater 58*; C Overton 2-42 Somerset 164: Hildreth 51; Porter 5-40 Essex lead by 153 runs Essex 3 pts, Somerset 3 pts Scorecard Bad weather restricted Essex and Somerset to only 55 minutes of play on day three of their Championship match at Chelmsford. Division One leaders Essex could add only 41 runs to their overnight score and ended the day on…

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T20 Blast: Notts Outlaws recover from 66-4 to beat Somerset

Samit Patel’s stand of 54 with Dan Christian changed the game for Notts Outlaws NatWest T20 Blast quarter-final, Trent Bridge Somerset 151-6 (20 overs): Davies 59, Trego 40; Ball 2-21, Christian 2-23 Notts Outlaws 152-5 (18.3 overs): Patel 45, Christian 36* Notts Outlaws beat Somerset by five wickets Scorecard Notts Outlaws’ middle-order held its nerve to guide them to a five-wicket win over Somerset in the T20 Blast quarter-final at Trent Bridge. Chasing 152, the hosts stumbled to 66-4, but Samit Patel’s 45 off 28 balls and captain Dan Christian’s…

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T20 Blast: Leicestershire, Birmingham, Derbyshire, Surrey and Somerset qualify

Mathew Pilans took three wickets for 24 runs as Leicestershire edged out Nottinghamshire Natwest T20 Blast Dates: 7 July – 2 September Coverage: Ball-by-ball local radio commentary on every match online, tablets, mobiles and BBC Sport app. In-play highlights and live text commentary of selected games on the BBC Sport website. Selected commentaries on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra. Cameron Delport’s unbeaten 109 helped Leicestershire reach the T20 Blast quarter-finals with a thrilling two-run victory over Nottinghamshire. The Foxes made 203-5 from their 20 overs, with the hosts falling…

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Peter Trego: Somerset all-rounder says T20 abuse at ‘football hooligan levels’

Somerset’s Peter Trego says he has been subjected to “foul” online abuse following Glamorgan’s dramatic win by one run on Sunday Somerset all-rounder Peter Trego says the abuse directed at players in Twenty20 cricket has reached “football hooligan levels”. The 36-year-old says he received “foul” abusive messages after Somerset lost to Glamorgan by one run on Sunday. And he believes the shorter form of cricket is to blame for “bringing a lot of idiots to the game”. However, former England captain Michael Vaughan says players must learn to take social…

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T20 Blast: Leicestershire beat Yorkshire, Somerset lose at home to Kent

Billings leads Kent to six-wicket victory NatWest T20 Blast Dates: 7 July – 2 September Coverage: Ball-by-ball local radio commentary on every match online, tablets, mobiles and BBC Sport app. In-play highlights and live text commentary of selected games on the BBC Sport website. Selected commentaries on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra. Leicestershire stepped up their bid for a place in the T20 Blast quarter-finals as they beat Yorkshire by four wickets at Grace Road in the North Group. New Zealand international Luke Ronchi’s spectacular 19-ball half-century helped the…

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T20 Blast: Kent beat Somerset, Brendon McCullum stars in Middlesex win

Highlights: Northeast steers Kent to victory over Somerset NatWest T20 Blast Dates: 7 July – 2 September Coverage: Ball-by-ball local radio commentary on every match online, tablets, mobiles and BBC Sport app. In-play highlights and live text commentary of selected games on the BBC Sport website. Selected commentaries on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra. Kent earned a first win in four T20 Blast matches, beating Somerset by seven wickets in a rain-affected game. Sam Northeast’s unbeaten 54 guided his side to a revised target of 181 off 18 overs…

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