Somerset

Essex fightback on another batting day, Somerset eye victory after Bess seven-wicket haul

Fifties from Nick Browne and Dan Lawrence helped Essex post 215 for three in response to Surrey's total of 369 runs while Dom Bess picked a seven-wicket haul to dismiss Hampshire for 293 runs in their second innings as Somerset need 220 more runs to win the game with all 10 wickets in hand.
28 May 2017

Masterful Sangakkara slams fifth consecutive century, Leach's six-wicket haul stuns Hampshire

Kumar Sangakkara continued his rich vein of form as he slammed his fifth consecutive century of the season to take Surrey's total to 334 for seven against Essex while Joe Leach picked a six-wicket haul for Somerset to dismiss Hampshire for 162 following which the home side replied back with a score of 157 for five at stumps on day one of County Championship Division One clashes.
27 May 2017

Sangakkara and Trescothick help Surrey and Somerset to draw

Kumar Sangakkara scored twin centuries as Surrey managed to overcome Middlesex while handy knocks of 106 and 46 from Marcus Trescothik helped Somerset manage a draw in the County Championship Division One clashes on the final day.
23 May 2017

Essex pull incredible innings victory, Chanderpaul, Sangakkara, Trott score centuries on day three

A brilliant bowling performance for the second time in the game saw Essex rise to the top of the County Championship Division One table with an innings victory over Hampshire while centuries from Jonathan Trott, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Kumar Sangakkara have kept hopes of Warwickshire, Surrey and Lancashire alive on day three.
22 May 2017

Essex flex bowling muscle, Yorkshire pile on 421 as Brooks eye maiden century

Essex had one of their best days in the County Championship Division One as a collective bowling performance saw them Hampshire reeling at 92 for seven while Dawid Malan's century led Middlesex's resurgence against Surrey at Lord's on day two.
21 May 2017

Cook, Westley give Essex control, Lancashire sweat on Anderson injury

Alastair Cook and Tom Westley dominated on a batting day to take Essex to 243 for two while Gary Ballance and Kumar Sangakkara chipped in with knocks of 74 and 113 respectively to help Yorkshire and Surrey recover against Lancashire and Middlesex in the County Championship Division One clashes.
20 May 2017

Essex finish top, Somerset, Surrey progress to play-off on rain hit South Group clashes

As three games in the final round of South Group clashes in Royal London One-Day Cup were washed out due to rain, Essex managed to finish on top following their 57-run victory in another weather affected game on Wednesday.
18 May 2017

Sussex, Somerset, Surrey seal comfortable wins in South Group

Jim Allenby scored a blistering 144-run knock as Somerset thrashed Glamorgan by 170 runs while riding on Laurie Evans' unbeaten 134 Sussex chased down 332 comfortably against Kent. Elsewhere a complete all-round performance from Surrey saw them register a seven-wicket win over Middlesex.
6 May 2017

Somerset maintain winning streak, Essex seal thriller

Peter Trego scored a 119-ball 135 runs as Somerset maintained their winning streak pulling off an incredible chase of 353 runs with four wickets in hand in their Royal London Cup face-off in Taunton.
3 May 2017

Van der Merwe slams 165 to help Somerset pull off incredible win in Royal London Cup

Rob van der Merwe scored an unbeaten 165 off just 122 deliveries to help Somerset come from behind and chase down 291 runs in 43.5 overs with four wickets in hand against Surrey in their Royal London One-Day Cup face-off in Taunton.
29 April 2017

Hampshire, Middlesex gain control, Lancashire, Surrey fightback on day two

Middlesex and Hampshire have gained control in their respective games against Yorkshire and Essex respectively with a superior batting performance while Lancashire and Surrey bounced back to end day two of Specsavers County Championship Division One on a high.
23 April 2017

Lancashire-Somerset out-bowl each other in an otherwise batting dominated day one

Centuries from Sam Robson, Nick Gubbins, Ian Westwood and James Vince helped their respective teams while Old Trafford witnessed 18 wickets fall on day one of the Specsavers County Championship Division One.
22 April 2017

Sussex, Worcestershire game evenly poised, Somerset in firm control

Steve Magoffin picked a 10-wicket haul for Sussex while Miguel Cummins had a memorable outing with seven wickets as the game is heading for an exciting day three finish.
13 September 2016

Somerset, Gloucestershire and Northamptonshire register wins on day three

Somerset beat Warwickshire in a low-scoring contest in Taunton while Gloucestershire and Northamptonshire secured 10-wicket wins in their Division Two encounters against Glamorgan and Kent respectively on the third day of the ongoing round of the County Championship.
8 September 2016

Sussex wrap-up two-day victory while Northamptonshire surge ahead after Duckett's double

Sussex handed Leicestershire a defeat by an innings and 59 runs inside two days while Ben Duckett slammed a double hundred to put Northamptonshire firmly ahead on the second day of the ongoing round of the County Championships.
7 September 2016

Yorkshire make steady gains while 21 wickets tumble in Taunton

In pursuit of claiming their third title in a row, Yorkshire made steady gains in the latest round of the County Championship fixtures led by Alex Lees' fluent century.
7 September 2016

County Championship Week 18 - Statistical Round up

At the end of the 17th week, Middlesex continue to lead the Division One points table but their lead has been cut down to four points. In Division Two, Essex have also strengthened their position at the top and enjoy a 24-point lead over the second placed Kent. Ahead of the 18th week, it is the time for a statistical round-up.
5 September 2016

Rain plays spoilsport on day four

Weather played a spoilsport on the final day of the latest round of the County Championship as rain prevented any play happening in the games at Chester-le-Street, Manchester and Derby.
4 September 2016

Somerset, Essex build massive leads as Northamptonshire surge towards victory

Somerset surged ahead with Peter Trego's unbeaten 154 in Division One while Tom Westley’s maiden double hundred gave Northamptonshire a commanding lead in Division Two by the end of the second day. Here is everything you want to know on day two of the latest round in the County Championship.
1 September 2016

Somerset begin strongly as bowlers dominate on day one

Somerset began the latest round of County Championship fixtures strongly with Tom Abell scoring a ton, taking the score to 339 for seven against Lancashire. Elsewhere the bowlers dominated in the rest of the fixtures on the first day with as many as five bowlers registering their five-wicket hauls.
31 August 2016