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The cidermen made 167 for 7 in their 20 overs at the County Ground. Gloucestershire were 168 for 3 in reply. They won by seven wickets, mainly thanks to a century from captain Michael Klinger.
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Chris Gayle will be returning to Somerset Cricket this summer for the Natwest T20 Blast season.
The West Indian superstar, who played for the club last year, has signed a new six match contract, taking to the ground once more on June 1.
During his 2015 County season the left hander made a huge impression, scoring an amazing 328 runs in his three appearances.
This included 22 fours and an incredible 29 sixes.
I really enjoyed my time at Somerset last year. It's a great Club and the supporters were absolutely incredible. I'm looking forward to seeing the fans again and to scoring some more runs.
Hopefully I can help the Club make it through to the later stages of the NatWest T20 Blast.
In 2015 he scored:
The matches he will play are:
- Wednesday June 1 - Sussex v Somerset
- Friday June 10 - Somerset v Surrey
- Wednesday June 15 - Somerset v Glamorgan
- Friday June 17 - Gloucestershire v Somerset
- Sunday June 19 - Somerset v Hampshire
We are absolutely delighted to have secured the services of Chris Gayle once again. He is a genuinely world class player and was absolutely phenomenal for us last year.
He is probably the biggest name in the sport at the moment and his performances in the Big Bash recently have only underlined his status as one of the most explosive players that cricket has ever seen.
Taunton was absolutely rocking when he was out in the middle last year and Somerset fans can look forward to more of the same in 2016.
Somerset County Cricket Club have announced Marcus Trescothick is stepping down as captain for the 2016 season.
I have loved being Captain of Somerset. It has been a tremendous privilege and honour to lead this great Club over many years but now is the right time for change.
I will be giving Chris and Jim my unconditional support, as well as focusing on scoring as many runs as I can in the season ahead. I would like to thank all of the players, coaches and Members for their support during my tenure as the Club Captain.
Marcus has captained Somerset since 2010 and the decision to step down has been mutually agreed with the Club following discussions over the winter months.
Marcus has been an outstanding Captain having served the Club with passion, loyalty and commitment.
He steps down from the captaincy with the same good grace and eloquence with which he inherited it.
On behalf of everyone at Somerset County Cricket Club we salute his great achievements and look forward to his continued contribution both on and off the field
Australian Test batsman Chris Rogers will take over the reins in the County Championship, whilst Jim Allenby, who skippered the Club in the Royal London One-Day Cup in 2015, will lead the team in all white ball cricket this coming season.
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Somerset County Cricket Club will be saying goodbye to three players at the end of the season - fast bowler Adam Dibble, left arm spinner George Dockrell and wicket-keeper James Regan.
It is always tough to release young players but ultimately we do have to make the types of judgments that are in their long term interests as well as the Club’s.
In the case of Adam, George and James, that task is made all the more difficult because they are outstanding young men and I am sure all of them will have a promising future in whatever direction life takes them.
In cricket, Somerset went into their final County Championship match at home against Warwickshire knowing that they needed seven points to guarantee their place in the First Division next season.
Today they have done just that - and in style. At one point the visitors lost five wickets for no runs.
What a way to avoid relegation!