'We should have won' say skipper Burns as Cidermen go down in Bristol
'We should have won' say skipper Burns as Cidermen go down in Bristol

There was no hiding the feeling of disappointment that there was in the Somerset camp after they lost their opening championship match of the season at Bristol by just eight runs.

Johnson century rescues the Cidermen at Bristol
Johnson century rescues the Cidermen at Bristol

Somerset live to fight another day after a career best innings from Richard Johnson who blasted his way to an unbeaten 106 to keep the Cidermen's hopes alive in their opening county championship of the season at Bristol on Friday

Somerset name their strongest available team for championship opener at Bristol
Somerset name their strongest available team for championship opener at Bristol

Somerset have named their strongest available team for the championship opener against old rivals Gloucestershire

New Riverside entrance at County Ground completes improvements scheme
New Riverside entrance at County Ground completes improvements scheme

Anyone who has visited the County Ground over the last few days will have noticed a digger busily shifting a pile of rubble on the Coal Orchard side of the ground

Johnson relishing the prospect of bowling with Caddick and McLean in 2003
Johnson relishing the prospect of bowling with Caddick and McLean in 2003

Somerset fast bowler Richard Johnson is looking forward to next season and being involved with one of the best pace attacks in the country

'The match was awesome tonight' says Shine as Somerset take the points in Cardiff
'The match was awesome tonight' says Shine as Somerset take the points in Cardiff

Somerset took their first step towards the next stage of the new Twenty20 Cup competition when they beat Glamorgan in Cardiff this evening to earn themselves two valuable points

Bowler, Burns and Blackwell tighten Somerset's grip on match against Glamorgan
Bowler, Burns and Blackwell tighten Somerset's grip on match against Glamorgan

Somerset tightened their grip on the county championship match against Glamorgan at Taunton and by the end of the second day's play they had a first innings lead of 194 with four wickets remaining

McLean and Trescothick put Somerset into a strong position against Glamorgan
McLean and Trescothick put Somerset into a strong position against Glamorgan

Marcus Trescothick was in majestic mood at the County Ground in Taunton today scoring an impressive 70 runs to put Somerset in a strong position at the end of the first day of their championship match against Glamorgan

Andy Caddick missing from Somerset team to face Glamorgan
Andy Caddick missing from Somerset team to face Glamorgan

Somerset go into their championship match against Glamorgan at the County Ground in Taunton this morning knowing that if they are to keep up their challenge for promotion back to the top flight they need to gain maximum points

Sabres confident of beating the Saltires as C and G tickets for Surrey match go on sale
Sabres confident of beating the Saltires as C and G tickets for Surrey match go on sale

Somerset will be hoping to emulate their Cheltenham and Gloucestershire performance against Scotland tomorrow when they take on the Scottish Saltires at Grange Cricket Club in Division Two of the National Cricket League

Cidermen have to settle for a draw at Derby after being frustrated by the weather
Cidermen have to settle for a draw at Derby after being frustrated by the weather

Somerset had to settle for a draw from their championship match against Derbyshire today, after the weather interrupted on several occasions during the last days play

Anderson answers early season critics whilst Cidermen are thwarted by the weather
Anderson answers early season critics whilst Cidermen are thwarted by the weather

Mike Burns and his Somerset team were thwarted by the rain at Derby on Friday as they attempted to win their second successive championship match of the season, and will hope for better weather when they resume at eleven o'clock tomorrow morning

'It was a quality knock byJamie Cox' says Shine as Cidermen finish in a strong position
'It was a quality knock byJamie Cox' says Shine as Cidermen finish in a strong position

Somerset ended the second day of their championship match at Derby in a strong position after a painstaking century by Jamie Cox helped them to a first innings lead of 207

Caddick returns to head Cidermen's 'Big Three' against Derbyshire
Caddick returns to head Cidermen's 'Big Three' against Derbyshire

There was an air of confidence about the Somerset team as they had their final practice session at the County Ground on Tuesday morning before their journey north to Derbyshire later in the day ready for the championship match that gets underway

James Bryant scores his maiden half century to help see the Cidermen to victory
James Bryant scores his maiden half century to help see the Cidermen to victory

There was no containing the delight and pleasure that there was on the faces of the Somerset players after they completed a six-wicket victory over Durham early this afternoon

'We are going to have to fight very hard for the win' says Shine
'We are going to have to fight very hard for the win' says Shine

Somerset were once again indebted to their pacemen at Taunton today where they bowled out the remaining Durham batsmen cheaply to dismiss the visitors for 180 and will start the final day requiring 120 runs for victory with 8 wickets remaining

'Tomorrow we will go all out for a win' says paceman Francis
'Tomorrow we will go all out for a win' says paceman Francis

The second day of Somerset's championship match against Durham at the County Ground in Taunton ended with the game evenly balanced after the visitors finished 167 runs ahead with five second innings wickets remaining

'We lost some of the momentum at the end' says Kevin Shine
'We lost some of the momentum at the end' says Kevin Shine

Somerset enjoyed some success on the opening day of their championship match against Durham at Taunton thanks to a fine bowling display by Richard Johnson, and a welcome return to form by Marcus Trescothick

'Banger' back in the nets at Taunton preparing for Durham
'Banger' back in the nets at Taunton preparing for Durham

Marcus Trescothick was back batting at the County Ground at 9.30 this morning only a few hours after Somerset had been defeated by Gloucestershire in their opening championship match of the season

Simon Francis takes a hat trick but the students hold on for a draw
Simon Francis takes a hat trick but the students hold on for a draw

The Somerset pace attack gave just a hint of what lies in store for their supporters when they reduced Loughborough UCCE to 90 for 6 at the County Ground before the students recovered to 132 for 7 to hang on for a draw in their three day match that