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Somerset v Yorkshire, Taunton, 1st day

Rose's Somerset returns begs questions

May 28, 2013: Somerset chairman Andy Nash has penned a diary of the 2012 season but chose to omit details of former director of cricket Brian Rose's departure from the club last September

Ivo Tennant at Taunton

Sussex v Somerset, Hove, 4th day

Somerset rise to challenge for Rose farewell

Sep 7, 2012: Somerset surged to a five-wicket victory over Sussex that gives them the opportunity to steal the runners-up position in Division One at the last

David Hopps at Hove

County news

Rose to stand down at Somerset

Sep 4, 2012: Brian Rose, Somerset's director of cricket, has agreed by mutual consent to leave the county at the end of the season. It brings to an end eight years at Taunton, a period in which he has revived the county's fortunes.

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Somerset v Nottinghamshire, Taunton, 1st day

Rose resigned to Lions losses

Aug 7, 2012: Somerset's Brian Rose said it was "frustrating" to lose star batsman Nick Compton to England Lions for a key Champions clash

Alex Winter at Taunton

The original South Africans in England

Apr 20, 2012: During the apartheid years, playing on the county circuit was the only taste of big cricket many South Africans got. Circumstances have changed but plenty still make the annual trip north

Firdose Moonda

Somerset v Nottinghamshire, Taunton, 2nd day

Lack of drainage frustrates Somerset

Aug 18, 2011: Somerset are at a serious disadvantage by comparison to the category A grounds in England on account of not having been given a grant by the ECB for a new drainage system at Taunton, according to their director of cricket, Brian Rose

Jeremy James at Taunton


I do declare

May 23, 2009: Few incidents have been as cynical as Somerset's declaration after one over of their Benson & Hedges Cup one-dayer against Worcestershire

Martin Williamson

Pushing the laws to the limit

Jun 19, 2008: Incidents that got the lawmakers thinking

Martin Williamson, Andrew Miller and Andrew McGlashan

Fall-out to Ashes defeat

ECB name review team

Jan 18, 2007: The ECB have confirmed the seven-man review committee which will undertake an assessment of English cricket following the Ashes whitewash

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Brian Rose

1980: On September 8, 1979, BRIAN CHARLES ROSE became the first Somerset captain to accept a major trophy

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