Former Australia international allrounder Ian Harvey will join Gloucestershire Cricket as assistant head coach.
Ian Harvey won 6 one-day trophies at the club between 1999 and 2003 and says he is looking forward to trying to bring the glory days back to the Bristol County Ground.
It’s a really exciting time. Over the next few seasons we’ve got the opportunity to start pushing for trophies and for promotion.
We are past rebuilding now, we have a lot of senior players here who’ve played a lot of cricket and it’s up to us as coaches to get the best out of these lads.
If we do then trophies and promotion aren’t out of the question.
Ian will work alongside Richard Dawson who was appointed head coach at the end of January. The pair played alongside each other at Yorkshire and worked together at Gloucestershire in 2013.
It’s very exciting for the club to have Ian Harvey as assistant coach. We interviewed some very strong candidates and Ian stood out.
He already knows about the club having been a major part of its most successful period in the late nineties and early 2000s when they dominated the one-day competitions. His passion for the club is clear to see and he wants to recreate the successful environment he experienced here as a player.
The start of the Commonwealth Games is now less than three months away and today nine University of Bath National Training Centre swimmers were selected to represent England.
It will be a new experience for the majority of them but, as our sports correspondent Matthias Kurth reports, they're relishing the chance to shine in Glasgow.
The National Trust has raised concerns over the design of Bath Rugby's planned new stadium.
The charity says it's worried about the height and colour of the scheme.
A formal planning application hasn't yet been submitted, but the club say they want a facility that the city can be proud of.
Final preparations are taking place for the Festival of British Eventing, which starts on Friday.
It is back at Gatcombe Park in Gloucestershire, the home of Princess Anne, after being called off last year because of the bad weather.
It comes as equestrian sport is at a high after the Olympics and medallists Mary King and William Fox-Pitt are both competing.
Somerset begin their Twenty20 campaign on Friday evening at home to West Country rivals Gloucestershire.
The Cidermen have been runners-up in the competition eight times.
The match gets underway in Taunton at 5.30pm.
This is the hardest decision of my life especially having played for Somerset for so long. After consultation with the specialist, I realise I have no choice but to retire.
I have so many happy memories of my time at Somerset and would like to thank everybody from players, staff and members who have supported me during my playing career at the County.
Somerset will always be my County and from the other side of the boundary ropes I shall continue to support the lads in everyway I can.”
Somerset Cricketer Arul Suppiah has retired from the game with immediate effect, Somerset County Cricket announced on Thursday.
The Twenty20 bowling world record holder has been suffering from serious injuries in both knees that have led to a rapid deterioration in their condition in recent months.
The 29 year old Malaysian arrived at Millfield School on a cricket scholarship at the age of 13 and has played for Somerset ever since.
Members of the British swimming team have been making their final preparations at their training base, ahead of the World Championships.
Five of the University of Bath-based squad have qualified for next month's competition in Barcelona.
2012 Olympic silver medallist Michael Jamieson leads the way and he says he is focused on winning more medals:
With Louis [Carey], his experience and know-how is seen as important for what we believe will be a young squad.
With Cole [Skuse], he’s been an exemplary servant for this football club and we fully understand his reasons for moving on at this time in his career.
For Jon [Stead] the lure of playing back up north has been too strong and we wish him luck for whatever his future career holds.”