Marcus Trescothick

Fans flocking to Strauss' Somerset debut

Andrew Strauss will open the batting for Somerset today in a guest appearance necessitated by his own poor form and the bizarre vagaries of the fixture schedule. Had the county declined Strauss's request to play in the tour match against India, he might well have gone three weeks without an innings before the first Test at Lord's next Thursday.

Kieswetter's century helps Somerset to maintain their perfect start

Craig Kieswetter hit his second Clydesdale Bank 40 century of the season as Somerset made it maximum points from their first four games with an eight-wicket win over Gloucestershire at Taunton yesterday. The Gladiators were bowled out for 213, Alex Gidman top-scoring with 66 and Kane Williamson making 47. Lewis Gregory returned a career-best four for 27.

Round-up: Chopra's dream run keeps a spring in Warwicks' step

April may barely have passed but already Varun Chopra is having a season to remember. Yesterday the Warwickshire opener recorded a career-best one-day century to add to the two double centuries that adorn his first-class efforts in the current campaign.

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