Somerset fail again on Finals Day

Somerset suffered yet more heartache on T20 Finals Day after they fell to a six-wicket defeat against Hampshire in their semi-final.

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Peter Trego signs 3-year contract with Somerset CCC

Peter Trego has signed a new contract with Somerset. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Archive

Somerset County Cricket club have announced that Pete Trego has signed a new three year contract with the Club.

The all-rounder enjoyed a hugely successful season in 2012 during which he captured 50 wickets in the County Championship as well as coring 600 runs in the same competition.

He was crowned as the FTI Most Valuable Player for the 2012 season.

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Abdur Rehman signs for Somerset

Pakistan test bowler Abdur Rehman will be coming back to play for Somerset. Credit: Hassan Ammar / AP

Somerset CCC have announced that Abdur Rehman will be coming back to play for the county.

The Pakistan Test bowler enjoyed massive success during his brief stay in 2012, taking 27 wickets in four championship games.

Chairman of the Cricket Committee, Vic Marks said: “We are delighted that we have secured the services of Abdur Rehman for the latter half of the 2013 season.”

“At the moment he is contracted to play the final few weeks of the season which will include five championship games and one day cricket as well. Subject to his international commitments we will try to extend his contract through into the T20 period to make him available for that as well.”

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Somerset's Compton hits half century for England

Nick Compton, Somerset and England. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Somerset cricketer Nick Compton has scored his first Test match half century for England against India in Kolkata.

He was somewhat overshadowed by captain Alastair Cook's record 23rd century and was eventually trapped leg-before wicket for 57, as England assumed control of the third Test.

England reached 216-1 in reply to India's 316 all out at the close of day two.

And Compton's county, Somerset, has announced a club record profit of £400,000 for the year ending September 2012.

That's a slight increase on the previous year and reflects income generated by last year's Champions League campaign as well as an Elton John concert this year.

Last season, Somerset once again finished as County Championship runners-up and reached the twenty-twenty semi-finals.

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Another Finals Day defeat for Somerset

Somerset's Twenty20 dreams are over for another year after losing in the semi-final to Hampshire.

Somerset could only manage a disappointing 125 for 6 - Craig Kieswetter top scoring with 63.

In reply, Hampshire reached their target with six balls remaining - winning the contest by six wickets. They will play Yorkshire in tonight's final.

Hampshire reached their target with six balls remaining.

Kieswetter named in England squad

Somerset's Craig Kieswetter has been named in the England squad to face South Africa. Credit: David Davies/PA Archive

Somerset's Craig Kieswetter has been named in the England one-day series squad to face South Africa.

The 24-year-old has also been called up to the World Twenty20 squad along with Somerset team-mate Jos Buttler.

England play five one-day internationals against South Africa, beginning on August 24th, ahead of their defence of the World Twenty20 crown in Sri Lanka.

Cricket: Somerset in action in T20 Quarter Finals

In cricket this evening, Somerset host Essex in the quarter-finals of the 20-20 Cup in Taunton, looking to reach Finals Day for the fourth successive year. Somerset are looking to lift the trophy for the first time since 2005, having been runners-up three times in a row

Marcus Trescothick will captain Somerset at Taunton. He returned to action at the weekend after three months off due to an ankle injury Credit: Gareth Copley/PA Wire.
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