Gloucestershire Captain to quit

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.

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Somerset lose to Derbyshire in County Championship

Derbyshire move a point above Somerset in the table with just two games left to play.

Somerset's attempts to avoid relegation from Division One of the County Championship suffered a blow as they lost to fellow strugglers Derbyshire.

The hosts set Derbyshire 244 to win and the visitors reached their target with two wickets to spare.

The result sees Derbyshire move a point above Somerset in the table with just two games left to play.


Somerset lose in T20 quarter-final

Surrey are the first team through to T20 finals day.

Somerset have failed to make it to T20 finals day for the first time in 5 years after losing tonight's quarter-final with Surrey at the Oval.

Somerset made 148 for 6 in their 20 overs. Craig Kieswetter top scored with 70 not out.

But Surrey comfortably reached their target, winning by 3 wickets with 6 balls to spare.

Somerset through to T20 quarter-finals

Somerset are through to the T20 quarter-finals.

Somerset are through to the quarter-finals of this year's T20 competition.

They needed to win tonight's match at Warwickshire to guarantee their place in the last 8.

Somerset managed 175 for 5 in their 20 overs - Craig Kieswetter top scored with 76.

In reply, the hosts could only manage 165 for 3, so Somerset won by 10 runs.

Cricket: Somerset lose at Worcestershire

Worcestershire won the match by 5 wickets.

Somerset were unable to build on last night's T20 win over West Country rivals Gloucestershire.

They travelled to Worcestershire today, and although they hit 188 for 4 in their 20 overs with Pete Trego and Craig Kieswetter impressive, the hosts responded with 191 for 5 to win the match by 5 wickets.

But despite the defeat, Somerset still have a chance of qualifying for the quarter-finals.


Gloucestershire beat Worcestershire at Cheltenham

Gloucestershire have beaten Worcestershire by 6 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.

Sunday's T20 fixtures.

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.

Former England Ashes winner and Somerset captain says England are the better team

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."

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