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Gloucestershire host Somerset in first T20 clash

A West Country derby between Somerset and Gloucestershire marks the start of this summer's T20 Blast cricket competition.

It is taking place at the newly redeveloped County Ground in Bristol. Both teams are determined to make a positive start to the competition - Somerset finished runners-up in three of the last five years and lifted the trophy back in 2005. Gloucestershire reached the final in 2007.

We hear the hopes of Somerset's Nick Compton and Director of Cricket, Dave Nosworthy as well as those of Gloucestershire's Will Tavare.

Jos Buttler to leave Somerset CCC

Jos Buttler. Credit: PA

Jos Buttler will leave Somerset County Cricket Club at the end of this season.

The Club said it was very disappointed to make the announcement.

Chief Executive Guy Lavender said: “Both Jos and the Club have worked extremely hard over the last few months to find a solution, which satisfies Jos's understandable desire to have more time behind the stumps in order to advance his international career.

Guy Lavender went on to say: "I would like to make it clear that he has behaved impeccably during this difficult process."

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T20 CRICKET: Somerset thrashed by Glamorgan

Somerset's Marcus Trescothick ended his worrying run of four ducks in a row Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Cricket and Somerset's run of good form in this year's T20 cup has come to an end.

They were soundly beaten by Glamorgan in Cardiff by nine wickets with 28 balls to spare. Pete Trego top scored on 40. One bright note - Marcus Trescothick made 7, ending his spell of four ducks in a row.

Full scoreline:

Somerset 125/6 (20/20 overs)

Glamorgan 126/1 (15.2/20 overs)

Glamorgan won by 9 wickets (with 28 balls remaining)

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Somerset struggles in the County Championships

Cricket, and a season which promised so much for Somerset has got off to a rather stuttering start.

The club had set their sights on the County Championship title, but so far they're yet to win and are just three places off the bottom of the table.

Today is day three of Somerset's match with Yorkshire. Our Sports Correspondent Matthias Kurth sent us this report from the County Ground in Taunton.

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