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Stumped for cash: How can county cricket survive?

Create: 02/15/2017 - 00:00

If you watched last season’s Cheltenham Festival or one of Somerset’s 50-over games then you might think that county cricket is in good shape. But while there might be good crowds and plentiful sponsors at times, the domestic game has many problems to solve. XtraTime discussed finance and the future with our two local county chief executives,  Will Brown of Gloucestershire and Somerset's Guy Lavender...

 

XtraTime's Stars of the Future 2017: Cricket and Fin Trenouth

Create: 02/10/2017 - 00:00
Google 'Fin Trenouth' and notwithstanding a name straight out of Poldark, you rapidly learn that the description of rising star is perhaps an understatement for this Bristol cricketing youngster. Last season, the 18-year-old enjoyed a day that most players can only dream about when he struck an unbeaten 332 while batting for Somerset under-17s against Hampshire, the highest score for any county player in that age group in any ECB match. All the more remarkable was that his record-breaking score came from just 307 balls.
 

AUDIO: Western Storm skipper Heather Knight looks ahead to Kia Women's Super League season

Create: 07/29/2016 - 11:47
England Women's captain Heather Knight is relishing the start of the inaugural Kia Women's Super League season, which begins on Sunday, July 31.
Knight, who succeeded Charlotte Edwards as skipper of the national side, will lead Western Storm – comprising Gloucestershire, Somerset and Exeter University – in the competition and they begin their campaign with a clash against Lancashire Thunder at the Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton.

AUDIO: Marcus Trescothick still has desire to succeed, says Somerset director of cricket Matthew Maynard

Create: 07/19/2016 - 17:42
Marcus Trescothick is showing no signs of slowing up after passing 1,000 first-class runs for the 2016 season in mid-July with a double ton against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.
The 40-year-old former England opener plundered 218 on the hottest day of the year and in doing so equaled Harold Gimblett's all-time record of 49 first-class centuries for Somerset.

Life in the fast lane with England and Somerset Women's pace ace Anya Shrubsole

Create: 10/02/2015 - 12:33
Having made her England debut at just 16, Bath born and bred cricketer Anya Shrubsole – now 23 – has since established herself as one of the main strike bowlers in the England Women's team. XtraTime's Andrew Kerslake caught up with the Somerset seamer at the end of the Test series against Australia, and after a long summer of cricket for country, county and club.
 

How difficult for you was it losing the Ashes to Australia over the summer, following back-to-back series wins in 2013 and 2014?

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