Gloucestershire Cricket Club will host England and India in an International T20 match next year.
The ECB has announced next summer’s International schedule for England’s men’s teams.
England facing world no. 1 Test side India at Gloucestershire's Brightside Ground in Bristol is set to be a highlight of the summer
We are absolutely delighted to be playing host to England and India in an International T20 in 2018. As two of the power houses of cricket it will be a real treat for followers of the game and we are expecting a record-breaking sell-out crowd for the match.
England v India, Sunday 8 July 2018, 2pm, The Brightside Ground (Bristol).
Marcus Trescothick has signed a contract extension with Somerset Cricket until the end of the 2018 season. The 41-year-old batsman has spent 25 seasons at the club.
He has scored more First Class centuries and more List A runs than any player in Somerset’s history.
Trescothick's career to date has provided a number of impressive statistics:
- 25 seasons with Somerset
- 25269 first class runs in his career to date
- 76 tests for England
The former international batsman says he is still looking ahead to more success with Somerset.
My hunger, desire and passion to play is as strong as it was when I started. The club itself, along with the members and supporters have stuck by me through thick and thin and it’s an honour to step out in to the middle and represent them.
The West Country is basking in cricketing success this evening after England's women lifted the World Cup at Lords.Read the full story ›
England Women's Cricket team are preparing ahead of tomorrow's World Cup Final clash against India at Lords.
England have won 6 straight matches in the tournament since losing to India in their opening game.
They beat South Africa in the semi-final in Bristol on Tuesday. Devon's Heather Knight will captain the side
The final is set to be a sell out with more than 26,000 people expected to attend.
Gloucestershire Cricket have announced the signing of Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera.
The 28-year-old will be joining Gloucestershire for the NatWest T20 Blast campaign this year.
A T20 World Cup winner who has over 100 appearances for Sri Lanka in One-Day Internationals and 56 International T20 appearances, Perera will bring experience to the Gloucestershire dressing room.
Perera hit the winning runs in the ICC World Twenty 20 Final in 2014 and has played in T20 tournaments all around the globe.
Recently playing for the Melbourne Renegades in the Australian Big Bash, Perera has also scored runs and taken wickets in the Caribbean Premier League and Indian Premier League.
The free-scoring 26-year-old will play in Somerset's Natwest T20 Blast campaign later this season.Read the full story ›
Former England cricketer Phil DeFreitas has been announced as the head coach of Swindon Cricket Club for the next 3 years.
As head coach, Phil will work with the existing team of English Cricket Board qualified coaches to help players of all ages and abilities.
The 50-year-old, nicknamed Daffy, played 44 test matches and 103 one day internationals during his professional career.
DeFreitas has the honour of being the 100th player in test cricket to take 100 wickets.
Veteran cricketer is now one of the oldest players left in the County game and he's started making moves towards life after retirement.Read the full story ›
Matthew Maynard almost took Somerset to their first county championship win in September.Read the full story ›
Somerset have won the toss and chosen to bat in one of the biggest matches in the club's history.
Victory against Nottinghamshire in the 4 day county championship match at Taunton could see the cider county win the league title for the first time in the club's history. Middlesex are playing Yorkshire at Lords with both of those sides also in contention to win the title.
Somerset need to win and then hope the other game finishes as a draw or Yorkshire win with less bonus points than Somerset achieve.