Cricket

Tom Abell insists that Somerset are getting close to their long-awaited maiden red-ball title.

Veteran Ryan ten Doeschate helped Essex bat out a draw to claim the inaugural Bob Willis Trophy and their third first-class title in four years.

Tom Lammonby struck his third century in as many matches as Somerset and Essex set up a barnstorming finale in the Bob Willis Trophy.

Essex opener Sir Alastair Cook unleashed his indefatigable class on Somerset as England’s greatest Test run-scorer unfurled a century in the Bob Willis Trophy final.

Eddie Byrom fired Somerset into a positive position in the Bob Willis Trophy final with an impressive 117 at Lord’s.

Ben Green praised Somerset batsman Eddie Byrom for the way he fought back to leave Essex and Somerset even after day one of the Bob Willis Trophy final, writes Alex Smith of the ECB reporters network.

Eddie Byrom collected his first half-century of the season as Somerset were forced to recover from early setbacks in their Bob Willis Trophy final against Essex.

Somerset captain Tom Abell believes his side have proven they can hold their nerve in the tightest of situations as they attempt to get their hands on elusive first-class honours in the Bob Willis Trophy final this week.

Jason Kerr will challenge his Somerset team to prove themselves the best red-ball team in the country this week.

Ian Cockbain played the starring role as Gloucestershire eliminated arch rivals Somerset from the Vitality Blast with a thrilling two-wicket Central Group win at the Bristol County Ground.

Somerset kept alive their hopes of reaching the Vitality Blast quarter-finals with a seven-wicket Central Group win over Northamptonshire at Taunton.

Babar Azam scored a career-best 114 not out from only 62 balls as Somerset to ease to a comfortable 66-run victory over Glamorgan and give then an outside chance of qualifying for the Vitality Blast T20 quarter-finals.

Benny Howell announced his return to Gloucestershire’s team after more than a year on the injured list by blasting an unbeaten 49 off 18 balls in an 11-run Vitality Blast win over Somerset at Taunton.

Weston fell just short as Lympsham Allsorts retained the Proper Job Weston & District Midweek League’s Monty Stephenson Memorial Cup on Sunday at The Lympsham Sports Club.

Weston ended their season on a high with a crushing 83-run victory over Wellington at home on Saturday.

Somerset will face Essex in the five-day final of the Bob Willis Trophy after the Cidermen wrapped up victory on the fourth and final day at New Road, Worcestershire.

Tom Lammonby scored a superb century and carried his bat to tip the scales in Somerset’s favour on the third day of their Bob Willis Trophy encounter with Worcestershire at Blackfinch New Road.

Somerset fought back strongly with the ball and took a major step towards a Lord’s final after a dramatic Worcestershire collapse on the second day of the Bob Willis Trophy encounter at New Road.

Somerset skipper Tom Abell continued his fine form in the Bob Willis Trophy by top-scoring on the opening day of a see-saw crucial Central Group clash with Worcestershire.

Birmingham Bears overcame Somerset and the weather to claim a four-run Vitality Blast Central Group victory under the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern system at Taunton.

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