New cricket season starts

Gloucestershire and Somerset are looking forward to the start of the 2014 season this weekend.

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Somerset & Gloucestershire ready for new season

The first over of the new cricket season will be bowled on Sunday. In Taunton, Somerset begin their County Championhsip Division One campaign against Yorkshire and they have much to prove after battling against relegation last season.

And Gloucestershire host Hampshire in Division Two, hoping that a new-look County Ground can help usher in a new era of success.

Our sports correspondent Matthias Kurth reports:


Bracewell expects Gloucestershire to be competitive

Gloucestershire's Coaching Director, John Bracewell says he is confident that his squad will be competitive in all forms of cricket when the new season gets under way this weekend.

He told ITV News West Country's sports Correspondent Mattihas Kurth that the batting line up is particularly strong and that success in the Twenty20 is a financial priority.

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