Nick Compton is about to follow in the footsteps of his famous grandfather, Denis Compton. He will make his international debut tomorrow.
Somerset suffered yet more heartache on T20 Finals Day after they fell to a six-wicket defeat against Hampshire in their semi-final.
Mark Boucher has announced his retirement from international cricket following an injury sustained during yesterday's match in 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.
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.
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
Somerset have been drawn at home to Essex in cricket's T20 quarter-finals.
Andy Hurry's men won the group after their seven wicket win at Worcestershire today. Nick Compton top-scored with 42.
The quarter-final tie will be played on the 24th or 25th July.
Gloucestershire will take on Somerset tonight in the Twenty20 cricket. Last night Somerset beat Warwickshire by 63 runs.
Somerset cricketer Nick Compton is hoping to become the first cricketer for 24 years to score a thousand runs before the end of May.The 28-year-old goes into today's County Championship match at Worcestershire needing 59 runs by close of play tomorrow to reach his goal.
The feat has only been achieved by eight players: Donald Bradman (twice), Bill Edrich, WG Grace, Tom Hayward, Wally Hammond, Charlie Hallows, Glenn Turner and Graeme Hick, who was the last to reach the milestone in 1988.
Cricket now, and Chris Gayle has turned his back on a deal with Somerset. He says it is because of his commitment to West Indies cricket.
The Jamaican has not played for his country for more than a year following a dispute with the West Indies Cricket Board but he is now hoping to join the side's tour of England this month.
An 18 year old Craig Overton from North Devon has made his first class debut for Somerset today, beating his twin brother Jamie to selection for the team.
He was picked to play in the County Championship match against Lancashire, which started today in Taunton.