Cricket

Somerset's bowling attack, led by Jamie Overton and Jack Leach, underlined why the county sit comfortably on top of the Specsavers County Championship Division One table as they bowled Essex out for 216.

Saturday's weather forecast predicted fine weather for ducks and five Clevedon batsmen duly obliged in their WEPL defeat against Bridgwater.

Barrow Gurney first XI won a thrilling low-scoring encounter at Chilcompton last weekend.

Following the previous week's abysmal performance at Potterne, Clevedon showed a great deal of resolve while easing to a lop-sided 112-run WEPL win over Lansdown at Dial Hill.

Cleeve were left counting the cost of a poor batting display as they came up short against Bishopston in Bristol & District League Division Two.

Nailsea came within a whisker of upsetting league leaders Old Bristolians Westbury at The Grove on Saturday.

Cleeve got the better of Bristol Pakistanis in the Bristol & District Cup on Wednesday.

Somerset captain Tom Abell hailed his new-ball bowlers for hunting in a pack after a dramatic win over Kent at Canterbury.

Jack Brooks claimed three wickets in seven balls to propel Somerset towards a 102-run victory against Surrey at Guildford.

Clevedon's batting left a lot to be desired as the defending champions slumped to defeat against Potterne in the WEPL on Saturday.

Barrow Gurney had mixed results in a double header with Abbots Leigh on Saturday.

Captain Tom Abell has challenged Somerset to turn their Royal London One Day Cup triumph into an era of dominance.

Tom Banton's imperious 69 marched Somerset towards Royal London One Day Cup final glory as they beat Hampshire by six wickets at Lord's.

Somerset captain Tom Abell hopes Saturday's Royal London One Day Cup final is not the last ever 50-over domestic final at Lord's.

Rain ruined the prospect of an exciting finish to the Specsavers County Championship match between Somerset and Surrey at Taunton, which ended tamely in a draw.

Defending WEPL champions Clevedon suffered an unexpected setback with a 33-run loss to Bristol at Dial Hill on Saturday.

Cleeve all-rounder James Cole shone for the second week running, but could not prevent defeat against Lodway in B&D Division Two.

Barrow Gurney bounced back from a disappointing start to the B&D Division Five season to beat Chew Magna seconds by nine wickets.

Portishead Cricket Club held their first ladies event - Bubbles and Bats - recently.

Somerset reached the final of the Royal London One-Day Cup after defeating Nottinghamshire by 115 runs at Trent Bridge.

Tom Banton hit his highest List A score and his century laid the foundations for Somerset's convincing 147-run victory over Worcestershire in the Royal London One-Day Cup quarter-final play-off at New Road.

Congresbury secured a 13-run opening-day victory over promoted Bristol West Indian Phoenix at the Rose Green Centre.

Clevedon Cricket Club hope the West of England Premier Cricket League (WEPL) stays in North Somerset this summer.

Clevedon

Clevedon began the defence of their WEPL title with a comfortable six-wicket win over Taunton St Andrews, writes Piers McBride Snr.

Cleeve claimed a three-wicket win at Lansdown in their opening match of the Bristol & District League Division Two season on Saturday.

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