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Pavey preparing for Commonwealth Games

Jo is hoping to compete just 6 months after having her second child Credit: ITV News West Country

Devon's Jo Pavey is aiming to compete in this year's Commonwealth Games just six months after having her second child.

Jo hasn't competed since 2012 Credit: ITV News West Country

The forty year old runner hasn't competed since 2012. But she is confident she can make an impact at this years Games and plans to run in local races to prepare for the qualifiers.

Devon's Jo Pavey aiming for Commonwealth Games

Jo Pavey at the 2012 London Olympics. Credit: PA

Devon's Jo Pavey is aiming to compete in this year's Commonwealth Games just six months after having her second child.

The 40-year-old runner hasn't competed since 2012. But she is confident she can make an impact at this year's Games and plans to run in local races to prepare for the qualifiers.

Somerset trainer has high hopes for Grand National

Trainer Philip Hobbs in his stables in Somerset. Credit: Press Association

It's the Grand National this weekend, and a trainer from Somerset is hoping to make his mark on the world famous steeplechase.

Philip Hobbs from Minehead has never won the race but, coming off the back of a successful Cheltenham Festival, he has high hopes for his two horses running in the National at Aintree.

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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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