CRICKET Dent to push-on after new Gloucestershire deal

Chris Dent 1Gloucestershire CCC captain Chris Dent has signed a three-year extension that will see him stay with his home city side until the end of the 2023 season.

Dent, 29, skippered Gloucestershire to promotion last summer, his second term as county captain.


CRICKET Somerset title chase going to the wire

Ecb LogoSomerset's bid for their first ever county championship crown is set to go to the wire and a final mouth-watering match of the season at home to table-topping Essex at Taunton, starting on Monday September 23.

Somerset's five wicket win - and 21 points haul - against Warwickshire at Edgbaston yesterday narrowed the gap on leaders Essex to just two points with three fixtures remaining.


MINOR COUNTIES Cornwall depleted against champions

Defending champions Berkshire will face a severely-depleted Cornwall side at St Austell as the leaders attempt to make it five straight wins this season in the Minor Counties Championship Western Division.

The match clashes with the regional final of the ECB Vitality Club T20 Blast which means that six players from Penzance, who normally form the nucleus of Cornwall’s side, are unavailable.


MINOR COUNTIES stepping stone for Wales

Wales celebrated their first Minor Counties Championship win in three years last week but coach Darren Thomas insists winning is not everything.

A two-day victory over Wiltshire at the South Wilts club in Salisbury lifted Wales off the bottom of the Western Division of the Championship but former Glamorgan and Essex all-rounder Thomas does not want to be judged on results alone.


MINOR COUNTIES Wiltshire one win away from final

Berkshire welcome back former Hampshire batsman Richard Morris for their Minor Counties Trophy semi-final against Wiltshire at Finchampstead today (1100 start).

Middlesex wicketkeeper/batsman Jack Davies also returns to the squad along with Hampshire all-rounder Tom Scriven, who is product of Berkshire’s youth system.


MINOR COUNTIES round four, day one round-up

Ecb LogoCheshire enjoyed their best day of their Minor Counties Championship season as they routed Devon for 85 and then built a lead of 104 at Alderley Edge.

Seamer Ben Aitchison, well supported by Ben Gibbon and Rick Moore, soon had Devon in disarray at 28 for six after they had won the toss.


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