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Steve Kirby dismissed Phil Jaques just before lunch

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Injury forces Kirby retirement

Steve Kirby has announced his retirement due to an ongoing shoulder injury

Jon Culley at Trent Bridge

Nottinghamshire v Somerset, Trent Bridge, 2nd day

Hales puts his name in England frame

Alex Hales,a batsman who is beginning to warrant the attention of the England selectors, hauled Nottinghamshire back into the match

Somerset v Yorkshire, Taunton, 1st day

Bairstow ton leads battling Yorkshire

Jonny Bairstow's memorable start to the season continued with his second first-class century as Yorkshire were dismissed for 358 on the opening day of the County Championship match with Somerset at Taunton

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Sussex v Somerset, Hove, 2nd day

Somerset in control after Sussex collapse

Marcus Trescothick scored his second half-century of the match to put Somerset firmly in control against Sussex at Hove - while there was an injury scare for England wicketkeeper Matt Prior

Jeremy James at Taunton

Somerset v Worcestershire, Taunton, 2nd day

Kirby shows his worth for Somerset

Steve Kirby helped give Somerset a useful lead against Worcestershire with 4 for 64

Jon Culley in Liverpool

Lancashire v Somerset, Liverpool, 2nd day

Kirby shows teeth but Lancashire regroup

For the second day running, Lancashire recovered from a difficult first session to take the upper hand, this time repelling Steve Kirby's efforts to remind them forcibly of his local roots to establish a useful lead

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MCC v Nottinghamshire, Abu Dhabi, 1st day

Kirby takes five as wickets tumble in Abu Dhabi

The first day of the English domestic season may have been staged in the UAE desert of Abu Dhabi but wickets tumbled as though it was an early-spring green top back home

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Gemaal Hussain heads to Taunton

Somerset have strengthened their bowling attack for next season by signing seamer Gemaal Hussain from Gloucestershire on a three-year contract