A Bristol company has designed a revolutionary cricket helmet and have signed a deal with one of the world's biggest sportswear firms.
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.
Gloucestershire have been beaten in their latest T20 match at Warwickshire.
They could only manage of total of 145 for 7 in their 20 overs. Captain Michael Klinger top-scored with 68.
In reply, the hosts hit 149 for 3, and won by 7 wickets.
Gloucestershire have beaten Worcestershire in the County Championship at Cheltenham.
Needing a total of 194 to win, skipper Michael Klinger hit 92 as the home side won by 6 wickets.
The victory lifts them above their opponents in the Division Two table.
Gloucestershire are back in T20 action tomorrow. They host Glamorgan in the final day of the Cheltenham Festival.
Meanwhile, Somerset take on Warwickshire at Taunton.
Both games start at 2.30pm.
On the eve of England's first Ashes test match against Australia at Trent Bridge, 2005 Ashes hero Marcus Trescothick believes England will come out on top in this series.
"I just think we're stronger, we're more balanced as a team and we're more settled. There has been a lot of trouble within their (Australia) camp in the last two or three weeks."
Trescothick also told ITV News West Country that Somerset team mate and fellow opening batsman, Nick Compton, is "very unlucky" to have been dropped by England for the first Test and that he "would have stuck with him."
England's selectors have dropped opener Nick Compton from a 13-man squad to face Australia in next week's first Investec Test at Trent Bridge.
Joe Root will move up from number five to open alongside captain Alastair Cook instead of Somerset's Compton.
naturally disappointed am not in the squad but I'm right behind the boys and wish them luck for the series I'll be ready if my chance comes
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.”