Andy Hurry, Somerset County Cricket Club's Director of High Performance is to leave the club to take up a new post as the Head of the England Development Programme. He will leave the County Ground in October.
Andy Hurry has made an immense contribution to the Club over 13 years and his commitment and passion for the Club are unparalleled in my view.
“I am extremely sorry to see him depart but delighted that his skills and attributes have been recognised by Team England. He will be sorely missed by all of the staff at the Club and he departs with our very best wishes for the future.”
In football, Swindon Town are travelling to Newport for their first round tie in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.
They come to tonight's game off the back of a 5 - 2 win over Sheffield United on Saturday. The winners will be away to Plymouth in the next round.
Somerset wicketkeeper Alex Barrow is one of four players who have signed new contracts to remain with the county.
Barrow, who is 22 years old came through the Academy and was first awarded a contract in 2010. This season he got his chance when Craig Kieswetter was injured and as well as proving to be a more than a useful replacement wicket-keeper, he has also scored vital runs for the first team.
“I am delighted to sign a new contract with Somerset and although it has been a tough season for the Club we have got exciting times ahead. I love playing for Somerset and I am very proud to do so.”
Josh Davey, James Regan and Max Waller have also signed new contracts while Lewis Gregory has signed an extension to his existing contract.
A major piece of Somerset's cricketing history is being demolished. The pavilion and the St James Stand at the County Ground in Taunton are nearing the end of their lives and are being replaced at a cost of £3.8 million. The new buildings will bring the club up to a standard at which they can host one-day internationals.
A marriage proposal awaited a runner at the finish line of the Bristol Half Marathon today.
Shaun Burchell proposed to Catherine Everard on the finish line after she completed the 13.1 miles in 2 hours, 5 minutes.
She said 'Yes' !
Thousands have been running in the sun today for the 26th Bristol Half Marathon.
The race was won by Ben Siwa from Uganda.
Fifteen thousand runners are pounding the streets of Bristol in the annual Bristol Half Marathon, which is now in its 26th year.
The first wave of runners set off from the Harbourside at 9.30 this morning, and the second wave at 10am.
The first male and female runner to cross the line will each receive £1,000.
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