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Somerset cricketers in T20 local derby

This summer's T20 Blast cricket competition is underway this evening for Somerset against south west neighbours Gloucestershire.

Captain Marcus Trescothick and his team are determined to make a positive start to the competition in which they've finished runners-up in three of the last five years.

It's also the last trophy the Cidermen won in 2005.

Nick Compton and Dave Nosworthy, the Director of Cricket, say they're out to win but their local rivals are tough competition.

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Cricket season opener for Somerset this weekend

The Somerset team prepare for the new season Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

The new cricket season begins this weekend. Somerset play their first division County Championship opener in Taunton on Sunday morning against Yorkshire. It's a competition Somerset have never won. We'll assess their chances on ITV News West Country at six this evening.

Cricket: Somerset v Gloucestershire

The County Ground, Taunton from 1:45pm.

Somerset and Gloucestershire return to YB40 action this afternoon.

The old rivals go head-to-head at the County Ground in Taunton from 1:45pm.

Somerset currently top Group C with 11 points from 8 games, just ahead on run rate of second placed Gloucestershire who have the same number of points but played one less.

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Trego says he has a lot to offer

“Signing this new contract means that I will be playing for Somerset into my mid 30s which is a huge personal achievement. Not many players have a career that length so I am very fortunate to get this opportunity with the Club that I love playing for.

These are very exciting times for Somerset and I feel that I have got a lot to offer with regards to us getting that first County Championship under our belts. It’s great to be given the security of knowing that I am a wanted man at the County Ground.”

– Peter Trego
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