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All-rounder awarded benefit season by Somerset

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Pete Trego has been awarded a benefit season by Somerset CCC Credit: ITV West

Somerset cricketer Pete Trego has been awarded a benefit season in 2015 by the county club.

The 33 year old all-rounder made his debut fourteen years ago and has played in 467 senior games scoring 17 centuries and taking 544 wickets.

Rovers Boss tells fans to blame the board not the players

Bristol Rovers Director Chris Jelf has called on fans to take out their frustrations on the board, not the players, following the side's poor start to the season. In a statement on the club's website he also says children will be allowed in free again this weekend

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Bristol Rovers' logo Credit: Bristol Rovers

We understand that you are all hugely frustrated, and as a Board of Directors we must take responsibility for the current situation. It is very important therefore that any frustrations are aimed at the Board, and not at the players.

I know that you will continue to give the players and manager 100% positive vocal support at the Memorial Stadium for Saturday’s game.

We all know that goals win games, and we have made several attempts in the last ten days to strengthen our squad and bring a new striker to the club. I can assure you that the board will continue to support Darrell in his search for a new target man and we hope to see a new addition to the squad very soon.

– Chris Jelf, Bristol Rovers

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Dunford asks fans to continue to show their support

In a statement after his resignation from Bristol Rovers Geoff Dunford asks fans to continue to support their team.

"My participation over the last two years has dwindled to mostly giving financial support and I hope the board can find someone young and energetic to replace me. In Chris Jelf and Edward Ware the club have two people who can lead us to better things. They are prepared to work hard with Nick to bring about a change in our fortunes. It will not happen overnight, but please show patience."

"To all Gasheads, please back your team in their hour of need. Positivity is so important."

– Geoff Dunford

You can read the full statement here

Dunford says family pressurised him to step down

"My family have been pressuring me to step down for a while. I did resign in February of this year, when the team was moving up the League 2 table, but I was persuaded to stay on by the Chairman and Toni Watola.

Relegation was a great disappointment to me after nearly 30 years of service to Bristol Rovers, and I am still not over the pain of it."

– Geoff Dunford, Statement

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Gold for Bath's Eilidh Child in the 400m hurdles

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Eilidh Child celebrates winning Gold in the Women's 400m Hurdles. Credit: PA

Bath's Eilidh Child has become the new European 400m hurdle champion in Zurich.

The 27-year-old, who trains at the University of Bath, finished with a time of just under 55 seconds.

The gold adds to the silver medal she won at the Commonwealth Games.

Disappointment for Jo Pavey at Euro Championships

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Jo Pavey finished 7th in the Women's 5000m Final. Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire

There has been disappointment for Bristol's Jo Pavey in the women's 5,000 metres final at the European Championships.

The 40-year-old was unable to add to her gold medal in the 10,000 metres, finishing a disappointing 7th.

The race was won by Sweden's Meraf Bahta.

Young sisters braced for waterskiing championships

The UK's top water skiers will compete at Weston-super-Mare this weekend in the British Waterski Racing Championships. Over 30 high-speed boats will be racing.

Sisters Hannah and Lauren Bird (in the above clip) from Weston Bay Watersports Club are amongst those competing. They have recently come back from France, where they represented Team GB in the European Championships. Lauren, competing in the under-14 category, won the gold title and Hannah, competing in the under-16 category, came second.

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