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Somerset's Chris Gayle confident of another big innings at the County Ground

Big-hitter Chris Gayle says the size of the County Ground works in his favour. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA

Somerset cricket fans will be hoping for another big innings from Chris Gayle tonight, when they take on Hampshire in the T20 Blast.

The West Indian batsman has already hit 243 runs in his first two matches, including 151 not out last Sunday against Kent. He says the size of the County Ground helps.

When you have a good wicket and these decent-sized boundaries the ball will tend to fly - over the rope and outside of the ground as well.

– Chris Gayle, Somerset CCC

Plymouth Albion announce new signings

Plymouth Albion's Brickfields home Credit: ITV News

Plymouth Albion has made its first two signings ahead of next season.

Marc Koteczky, played 16 matches for Albion last season and has signed a new deal. He'll play alongside fellow Australian Ethan Ford.

Ethan Ford, like Koteczky, can play wing, centre or full back and he has representative honours with Australian Schools, Australia under 20’s and the New South Wales country side.

I’m looking forward to joining up with the Plymouth Albion squad and experiencing rugby in England.

I’ve heard a lot of good things about the club and the City.

I know Marc well from Randwick so it will be great to play alongside him again. I’m excited about the challenge that awaits

– Ethan Ford

I like Marc’s ability as a footballer and it’s a bonus that he can play across three positions.

For Ethan coming over from Australia it will be good for him that he has someone he knows in the squad.

It’s always good to have friendships within a team

– Graham Dawe, Head Coach
Plymouth Albion announce new signings Credit: Plymouth Albion


'Just unbelievable': Emotions run high for Cornwall rugby victors

Cornwall are champions for the first time in 19 years. Credit: ITV News

Ecstatic fans and emotional players celebrate Cornwall's County Championship victory. Team captain Kyle Marriott tells us how victory feels, and try scorer Matt Shepherd talks about how much he loves his teammates.

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WATCH: Man swims to victory for Chris Gayle ball

Disappointment for Somerset Cricket this weekend but one fan swam to victory, rescuing a ball that Chris Gayle hit into the River Tone - even getting it signed by the big-hitting batsman afterwards.

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The West Indies batsman hit an unbeaten 151 on Sunday but could not prevent a Somerset loss. Credit: Somerset County Cricket Club


Cornwall's players celebrate cup win at Twickenham

After three attempts Cornwall have finally got their hands on the Bill Beaumont Cup at Twickenham.

A hard fought 18-13 win over Lancashire secured the trophy for Graham Dawe's side.

It was third time lucky for Cornwall at Twickenham. Credit: ITV News West Country
Cornwall's players celebrate with the Bill Beaumont Cup at Twickenham. Credit: ITV News West Country
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