Nick Compton is about to follow in the footsteps of his famous grandfather, Denis Compton. He will make his international debut tomorrow.
Alex Gidman is to step down from his role as captain of Gloucestershire County Cricket Club. He says he will continue to play for the team.
Somerset suffered yet more heartache on T20 Finals Day after they fell to a six-wicket defeat against Hampshire in their semi-final.
Somerset County Cricket Club has been paying tribute to its former Captain, Brian Langford, who has died at the age of 77. You can read some of the memories and find out more about his career here.
The former Somerset cricket captain Brian Langford has died aged 77.
– Somerset Chief Executive Guy Lavender
Brian's contribution to Somerset County Cricket Club was enormous. He was a remarkable player, an outstanding leader and a charming individual. He will be sorely missed by all of Somerset's members and supporters and we would like to extend our sincere condolences to Brian's wife Maureen and all of his family at this immensely sad time.
The former captain died earlier this week, aged 77. He holds the record for the most first class appearances for Somerset.
– Former Somerset teammate Peter Robinson
Langy was a very good off spin bowler and for a number of seasons was almost the county's lone bowler. At the time he was in his prime there were a number of good off spinners on the county scene, but he had played in another era he could well have played for England.
Brian Langford died earlier this week, aged 77. He captained the Somerset county team between 1969 and 1971. Having made his first appearance for the club in 1953, he finally left Somerset in 1974 after playing in 504 matches.
– Peter Trego
“Signing this new contract means that I will be playing for Somerset into my mid 30s which is a huge personal achievement. Not many players have a career that length so I am very fortunate to get this opportunity with the Club that I love playing for.
These are very exciting times for Somerset and I feel that I have got a lot to offer with regards to us getting that first County Championship under our belts. It’s great to be given the security of knowing that I am a wanted man at the County Ground.”
– The Chairman of the Cricket Committee
We are delighted that Pete has signed a new contract with us. Since returning to his home county in 2006 he has been a major force in helping Somerset to become one of the most competitive sides in cricket.”
Somerset County Cricket club have announced that Pete Trego has signed a new three year contract with the Club.
The all-rounder enjoyed a hugely successful season in 2012 during which he captured 50 wickets in the County Championship as well as coring 600 runs in the same competition.
He was crowned as the FTI Most Valuable Player for the 2012 season.
Somerset CCC have announced that Abdur Rehman will be coming back to play for the county.
The Pakistan Test bowler enjoyed massive success during his brief stay in 2012, taking 27 wickets in four championship games.
Chairman of the Cricket Committee, Vic Marks said: “We are delighted that we have secured the services of Abdur Rehman for the latter half of the 2013 season.”
“At the moment he is contracted to play the final few weeks of the season which will include five championship games and one day cricket as well. Subject to his international commitments we will try to extend his contract through into the T20 period to make him available for that as well.”
Somerset cricketer Nick Compton has scored his first Test match half century for England against India in Kolkata.
He was somewhat overshadowed by captain Alastair Cook's record 23rd century and was eventually trapped leg-before wicket for 57, as England assumed control of the third Test.
England reached 216-1 in reply to India's 316 all out at the close of day two.
And Compton's county, Somerset, has announced a club record profit of £400,000 for the year ending September 2012.
That's a slight increase on the previous year and reflects income generated by last year's Champions League campaign as well as an Elton John concert this year.
Last season, Somerset once again finished as County Championship runners-up and reached the twenty-twenty semi-finals.