Chris Gayle will be returning to Somerset Cricket this summer for the Natwest T20 Blast season.
The West Indian superstar, who played for the club last year, has signed a new six match contract, taking to the ground once more on June 1.
During his 2015 County season the left hander made a huge impression, scoring an amazing 328 runs in his three appearances.
This included 22 fours and an incredible 29 sixes.
In 2015 he scored:
The matches he will play are:
- Wednesday June 1 - Sussex v Somerset
- Friday June 10 - Somerset v Surrey
- Wednesday June 15 - Somerset v Glamorgan
- Friday June 17 - Gloucestershire v Somerset
- Sunday June 19 - Somerset v Hampshire
Somerset County Cricket Club have announced Marcus Trescothick is stepping down as captain for the 2016 season.
Marcus has captained Somerset since 2010 and the decision to step down has been mutually agreed with the Club following discussions over the winter months.
Australian Test batsman Chris Rogers will take over the reins in the County Championship, whilst Jim Allenby, who skippered the Club in the Royal London One-Day Cup in 2015, will lead the team in all white ball cricket this coming season.
The Director of Cricket at Somerset County Cricket Club has told ITV News that signing West Indies player Chris Gayle is a big part of the club's ambitions to win every single game they play this year.
Matthew Maynard says they can't wait to welcome him:
Somerset County Cricket Club have signed Pakistan international Sohail Tanvir for the 2015 NatWest T20 Blast.
The 30 year old left-arm medium-fast bowler is known for his unique action and has over 100 caps for his country.
Somerset and England wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter will see a number of specialists over the next few weeks as he continues to battle back from a serious eye injury he sustained last season.
The coach is planning on the assumption that Mr Kieswetter won't be playing for the summer, but will be delighted to have him back if the results from the specialist prove positive.
Somerset County Cricket Club have signed Jim Allenby from Glamorgan on a permanent contract.
The 32 year old was born in Western Australia, but is England qualified. Last season he scored 969 runs and took 54 wickets in the LV= County Championship. He has played for Glamorgan since 2009.
Somerset County Cricket Club’s players swapped their cricket whites for chef whites and their helmets for hobs this week when they took part in a special charity event.
“Wicket To Waiter” saw members of the 1st team squad go from crease to kitchen as they helped to prepare, cook and serve a three course dinner at Brazz in Taunton which raised more than £2,500 for Brainwave and The Somerset Wildlife Trust.