Friday, 18 October 2019

Tag Archives: Somerset

Somerset and Essex poised for English County title decider

LONDON: A cricketing summer that just keeps giving culminates in Taunton this week as Somerset host Essex in a winner-takes-all clash to decide the destiny of the English County Championship. Four-day county cricket in England has long struggled to capture the imagination, especially with the rise in popularity of the ...

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Hampshire’s Kyle Abbott takes 17 wickets to send records tumbling

BIRMINGHAM: Former South Africa Test player Kyle Abbott took 17 wickets in Hampshire’s County Championship win over title-chasing Somerset – the best figures in first-class cricket for 63 years. The paceman’s match return of 17-86 is the best ever for Hamphire and the best overall since England spinner Jim Laker ...

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Babar Azam ends memorable run for Somerset

LONDON: Pakistan cricket star Babar Azam bid adieu after a memorable run at the Somerset club as the club ended their run at the Vitality Blast 2019. “It was some amazing days with the Somerset family and fans. I am grateful to you all for the love that I have ...

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Babar Azam scores century as Somerset beat Hampshire

SOUTHAMPTON: Pakistan’s Babar Azam slammed his second Twenty20 century to set up Somerset’s victory against Hampshire in the T20 Blast in England. Babar, the No.1 batsman on the MRF Tyres ICC T20I Rankings, carried his bat for a career-high 102* in 55 balls in Southampton on Friday, 9 August. The milestone ...

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Babar Azam to play for Somerset in County Championship

MANCHESTER: Pakistan batsman Babar Azam will be available to play for Somerset in their County Championship match against Warwickshire at Edgbaston on 18 August. The 24-year-old is currently playing for Somerset in the T20 Blast, but has now also agreed to face the Bears. Babar, who scored 474 runs for ...

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Babar Azam joins Somerset for T20 Blast stint

LONDON: Somerset have agreed a deal to bring in Pakistan batsman Babar Azam for the Vitality Blast later this summer, subject to receiving a No-Objection Certificate. Babar, currently ranked the No. 1 T20 batsman by the ICC, will join in July and be available for the entire group stage as well as ...

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Albie Morkel announces retirement

CAPE TOWN: Former South Africa international all-rounder Albie Morkel has decided to retire from all forms of cricket, ending a two-decade career that earned him a reputation as a clean striker of the ball and a bowler full of guile. The 37-year-old, the older brother of fast bowler Morne Morkel, ...

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Azhar Ali scores century on Somerset debut

LONDON: Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali marked his Somerset debut with a century as the visitors established a commanding positon in their First Division County Championship match away to Worcestershire on Tuesday. The 33-year-old Azhar, a veteran of 65 Tests, made 125 off 188 balls, including 13 fours and two sixes, ...

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Azhar Ali signs for Somerset

LONDON: Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali has joined Somerset for the remainder of their first-class English County Championship fixtures this season, the southwest club said. The 33-year-old replaces Australia opener Matt Renshaw, who made three hundreds at 51.30 in the opening rounds of the Championship before breaking a finger against Surrey ...

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Broad backs Anderson to fire in Ashes

LONDON: Stuart Broad is “very confident” longstanding new-ball partner James Anderson will play a “big part” in England’s upcoming Ashes defence in Australia. Anderson recently turned 35 and there are concerns a five-Test series ‘Down Under’, which starts in November, could be a tour too far for England’s all-time leading ...

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