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Somerset sign Pakistan international Sohail Tanvir

Sohail Tanvir is known for his unique bowling style Credit: Tony Marshall/EMPICS Sport

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.

Sohail Tanvir is a quality top order bowler and a dangerous lower order batsman. There is no doubt that he will be an extremely useful addition to the squad for the NatWest T20 Blast this year.

– Matt Maynard, Director of Somerset County Cricket

Somerset wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter to see specialists over serious eye injury

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.

When he came back at the tail end of last season Craig knew that his eye wasn’t quite as good as it was prior to the injury. Then when he played in the Ram Slam T20 over in South Africa it became evident to Craig that the eye hadn’t improved from where it was at the end of the season so that’s obviously a concern for him. He will see an eye specialist in Belgium next week, as well as seeing a specialist in the USA. That will hopefully give some indication as to what will happen going forward.

– Matt Maynard Somerset CCC’s Director of Cricket
Craig Kieswetter may miss the 2015 season because of an eye injury Credit: Somerset County Cricket Club

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.

Craig has to think quite selfishly at this stage about what’s best for him. He loves playing cricket for Somerset and I am sure that he would love to continue doing so but first and foremost he knows that his eye has got to be right.

“Obviously we all wish him the very best with the upcoming appointments with the specialists and hopefully we’ll have some good news for both Craig and Somerset County Cricket Club.”

– Matt Maynard Somerset CCC’s Director of Cricket

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Somerset rugby players swap the crease for the kitchen

From left to right: Steve Kirby, Gemaal Hussain, Adam Dibble and Peter Trego. Credit: Somerset County Gazette

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.