George Dobell

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Marcus Trescothick salutes the crowd after Somerset secured Division One status

County news

Somerset prepare legal action in case of relegation

With Middlesex appealing the two-point penalty imposed as a result of their slow overrate in the abandoned game at The Oval a few weeks previously, it remains possible they could jump back above Somerset in the table

Ben Stokes walks out to begin the second day

England news

Stokes loses New Balance contract

Ben Stokes, the England allrounder who is currently under police investigation for his part in a late-night brawl in Bristol last month, has been dropped by his kit manufacturer, New Balance

An arrow fired onto the outfield at The Oval caused a major security alert

County news

Middlesex appeal will be heard, says ECB

Middlesex's campaign against relegation remains active with an ECB discipline commission set to re-examine their overrate fine after a crossbow bolt forced an abandonment at the Oval

Jonny Bairstow raised his second hundred of the series

England v West Indies, 5th ODI, Ageas Bowl

Bairstow hundred sets up stroll to 4-0

Jonny Bairstow made his second century of the Royal London series to help England to a resounding victory over West Indies

Marcus Trescothick salutes the crowd after Somerset secured Division One status

Somerset v Middlesex, Specsavers Championship Division One, Taunton, 4th day

Leach redemption secures Somerset survival

Jack Leach began the season with a remodelled action and doubts about his effectiveness. He finished it with 50 Championship wickets as he bowled Somerset to safety

Matthew Maynard looks on as wickets tumble at Taunton

County news

Maynard set to leave Somerset

ESPNcricinfo understands that Maynard, the former England and Glamorgan batsman, will leave the club immediately after the final game of the season