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The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have confirmed a further delay to the start of the professional domestic cricket season, with no play before August 1.

The International Cricket Council (ICC)’s recommendation of a temporary ban on using saliva to shine the ball could hand batsmen a significant advantage, claims Australia paceman Mitchell Starc.

Somerset captain Tom Abell has been working with Sporting Minds UK during his unexpected time out in the UK lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Somerset have jointly launched ‘Together Through This Test’ – a nationwide campaign to shine a light on how the cricket family has reached out to local communities during the coronavirus pandemic.

The England and Wales Cricket Board has released guidelines to players and clubs on steps to take to stay safe when exercising in an outdoor cricket club environment.

Jos Buttler is still coming to terms with the prospect of featuring for England in an unfamiliar environment this summer and admitted the thought had left him with a pang of anxiety.

Somerset have cancelled the contract of former South Africa seamer Vernon Philander by mutual agreement because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Former England captain Alec Stewart admits it may be best for the long-term health of county cricket if there is no action this season.

Players due to take part in The Hundred this summer have been informed their contracts have been terminated, including seven from Somerset.

Nailsea Cricket Club was rocked by the news that club legend Colin ‘Bert’ Ball had passed away on April 28.

Somerset have become the latest county to furlough players and staff due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Today (April 29) marks the one-year anniversary of my role as an apprentice sports reporter for the North Somerset Times and sister paper Weston Mercury.

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The latest from the world of cricket in light of the on-going Coronavirus pandemic.

A cricket club in North Somerset, that is part of the ‘This Girl Can‘ campaign, aims to keep girls and women in sport healthy while also having fun.

The coronavirus pandemic has changed many aspects of life and one of the most fundamental parts of cricket has now come under the microscope – the shining of the ball.

Iraq Thomas has said it is “good to be back” at Congresbury Cricket Club after his return from Bristol West Indian Phoenix.

An image of Ben Stokes just after he hit the winning runs in the third Specsavers Test between England and Australia at Headingley has won the Wisden–MCC Photograph of the Year competition for 2019.

Jos Buttler’s status as an England World Cup winner has already assured his place in the history books but the shirt he wore at the decisive moment last summer could soon secure a more immediate legacy: helping save lives threatened by coronavirus.

There will be no professional cricket played in England and Wales until May 28, the ECB has announced.

Somerset County Cricket Club have taken the informed decision to cancel their planned pre-season tour to Abu Dhabi over coronavirus.

Barrow Gurney are hoping England’s World Cup success last summer will inspire more people to play cricket this year.

Somerset have announced the return of fan favourite Corey Anderson for the 2020 Vitality Blast.

Cleeve Cricket Club hope to build on their successes of 2019 and will start nets at Downs School in Wraxall on Thursday February 27.

Somerset have agreed personal terms with South African international Vernon Philander for the 2020 season.

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