Cricket

Cleeve had mixed fortunes in their latest friendly outings at the weekend.

Jamie Overton starred with bat and then ball on Sunday as Somerset completed a 167-run Bob Willis Trophy win over Northamptonshire inside two action-packed days at Wantage Road.

A review of the second day of the first Test between Engl;and and Pakistan at Old Trafford.

Barrow Gurney’s Guy Fisher had a weekend to remember although all three teams lost against higher-ranked opposition.

Cleeve let victory chances slip

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Cleeve managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in both matches played on Saturday.

Surrey-bound Jamie Overton marked what could prove his farewell appearance for Somerset at Taunton with a five for 48 haul to complete a 289-run Bob Willis Trophy victory over Glamorgan.

Tom Abell registered his sixth first-class century as Somerset closed in on victory over Glamorgan on the third day of the Bob Willis Trophy match at Taunton.

Craig Overton gave the England selectors a reminder of his talent with some quality seam bowling on the second day of Somerset’s opening Bob Willis Trophy match against Glamorgan at Taunton.

Steve Davies and Jack Brooks transformed a modest Somerset total with a last-wicket stand of 107 on the opening day of the Bob Willis Trophy match against Glamorgan at Taunton.

Max Horton starred against Winterbourne for the second week running as Clevedon made it back-to-back victories with a 79-run triumph in a rain-affected clash at Dial Hill.

Clevedon Ladies won both of their games of softball cricket in their first Sudbrook Cricket Club Festival of the season.

Barrow Gurney get better of rivals

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Barrow Gurney managed to beat the rain and Cleeve seconds on Sunday, after a washout on Saturday.

Cleeve seconds came up short against Barrow Gurney in a friendly.

Barrow Gurney earned a thrilling tie with Bristol Sri Lankans at Hobbs Lane at the weekend.

Somerset will start the Bob Willis Trophy with a home match against Glamorgan on August 1.

Clevedon’s new boys took centre stage, as James Regan and Max Horton played starring roles in a five-wicket victory over Winterbourne.

Clevedon’s new signing Ryan Thorpe says they will “bounce back” when they travel to Winterbourne this weekend, following their five-wicket defeat at home to Bedminster.

Clevedon captain Jake Lintott said it was “really good” to be back despite their long-awaited return to action ending in defeat against Bedminster at Dial Hill on Saturday, writes Josh Thomas.

Barrow Gurney began the delayed 2020 season with two good games at Hobbs Lane at the weekend.

Packed playing calendars and the onset of social distancing means England’s World Cup winning squad are unable to toast the anniversary of last year’s unforgettable Lord’s victory in person, but captain Eoin Morgan plans to get the gang back together sooner rather than later.

Clevedon CC’s Director of Cricket John Bachelor says he is “chuffed to bits” that all four sides will make their long-awaited return to action this weekend, with friendlies against Bedminster.

Somerset duo Lewis Gregory and Tom Banton are amongst a 24-strong ‘behind-closed-doors training group’ named by England National Cricket Selectors who will go into camp at the Ageas Bowl next Thursday (July 16) ahead of the Royal London Series against Ireland starting on Thursday, July 30.

Recreational cricket is set to resume next weekend after Prime Minister Boris Johnson appeared to back-track on his earlier claim that issues surrounding communal teas and dressing rooms made the sport unsafe.

England’s final preparations for the long-awaited return of Test cricket were boosted on and off the field on Friday, with Sam Curran testing negative for Covid-19 and a handful of key batsmen spending important time at the crease.

Dom Bess is fully focused on locking down the title of England’s number one spinner but admits he first had to shake off some lockdown nerves, writes Rory Dollard of the Press Association.

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