Somerset County Cricket Club Ltd, The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1JT. It was used by local soldiers and firemen alike, but the groundsman was careful to maintain the cricket surface throughout the war, in preparation for use again at its conclusion. For Car Park A: Go straight across at the next roundabout, keeping the Shell Petrol Station on the left. Taunton is approximately 48 miles from Bristol and 34 miles from Exeter. Road signposting to the ground is very poor. Complaints must be made in writing. Drinking or the use of foul language is prohibited within this section of the Ground and those who break this will be warned and if required, ejected from the area. You can see our cookies and learn how to manage them. The track was known as the Priory Greyhound Stadium with racing was on Tuesday and Friday evenings at 7.30pm. The exhibits and displays in the museum primarily cover the cricket club's history including Test match players such as Ian Botham and Marcus Trescothick. Somerset County Cricket Club, 2017 | Site by, Somerset County Cricket Club Ltd, The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1JT. This SCCC website uses cookies (including tracking technologies) to improve user experience and provide appropriate information. On the ground floor, it houses a bar and restaurant. The new pavilion includes a dedicated media centre, the Stragglers Bar, an increase in seating by around 500 and also extends the boundary - allowing for international cricket to be played once again at the County Ground. Please enter your email address, Your message: We are working with police in all our host cites and the national security services to ensure the security provided at the tournament is of the highest order, while existing security staff at all CWC19 host venues are receiving additional training in the build-up to the tournament. [29], In October 2008, as part of Marcus Trescothick's benefit season, the ground was converted into a baseball field, and a team of cricketers led by Trescothick, known as 'Marcus Trescothick's Bangers' took on the Great Britain national baseball team. Address: Somerset County Cricket Club Ltd, The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1JT. [20] The Sir Ian Botham Stand is at the northern end of the ground, and provides covered member's seating. [17], It hosted three matches at the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Scheduled at County Ground in Taunton, this is the second ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match at the venue. The Cooper Associates County Ground sits amidst a backdrop of the Quantock and Blackdown hills and each of the rooms afford superb views over-looking the cricket pitch and Taunton’s churches. The County Ground, known for sponsorship reasons as Cooper Associates County Ground,[2] and nicknamed Ciderabad,[3][4] is a cricket ground in Taunton, Somerset. The buses which service these Park and Ride sites will terminate at Taunton Bus Station which is 0.4 miles from the County Ground Taunton. Taunton town centre boasts award-winning public open spaces, these come alive with festivals, street theatre and the hugely popular Taunton Flower Show. People tend to check in during these times: "It was closed when I visited in the evening in winter time", "Lovely place, immaculate and spacious. The entrance is 400 yards along on the left. Taunton Gateway Park & Ride (TA3 5LU) – 850 spaces Located directly off the M5 and operates a Monday-Friday service. [13] During the Second World War, the ground, like many others in the country, was lent to the military. To find out more about the accessible facilities and services at the County Ground Taunton, check out the CWC19 Access Guide here. The County Ground, known for sponsorship reasons as Cooper Associates County Ground, and nicknamed Ciderabad, is a cricket ground in Taunton, Somerset. The aim of the study was to identify how the development of a new stadium could guarantee the future long-term well-being of Somerset CCC through the construction of modern international standard cricket facilities. The non-members' areas, covering the rest of the ground consists of the front of main scoreboard stand, the Family Stand, St James Street Stand, Old Pavilion, Gimblett's Hill and the Somerset Stand.[19]. Local Business DROP OFF & PICK UP/ TAXI, PRIVATE HIRE, UBER. The entrance is 400 yards along on the left. Go straight on at the traffic lights and the entrance can be found 100 yards along on the right. Taunton is approximately 48 miles from Bristol and 34 miles from Exeter. Please use the tick box to confirm you’d like to receive emails from Somerset County Cricket Club. The ground saw (men's) international cricket in 2017, with a Twenty20 International (T20I) tie between England and South Africa. You can also follow SCCC on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and Snapchat. Although Edward Western promised that Somerset could play fixtures on the ground, he acknowledged that the cricket pitch belonged to Taunton Cricket Club. (Postcode TA1 1QD), For Car Park B: Bear left at the next roundabout, keeping the Shell Petrol Station on the right. [5], In the winter of 1880, Somerset County Cricket Club, prompted by an article in the Somerset County Gazette describing cricket in Taunton as being "in a sorry plight",[6] were considering building their own ground. Somerset played their first match of first-class cricket on the ground over 8–10 August 1882, beating Hampshire County Cricket Club by five wickets. The confirmation does not match your new password, Download The Official Cricket World Cup App. Please confirm below you’d like to receive emails from us: I confirm I wish to receive Club News, Events and Ticketing by email from Somerset County Cricket Club. I understand my personal data will be shared with Somerset County Cricket Club in order for them to answer my enquiry. Three ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 fixtures will be held at the County Ground Taunton, home of Somerset County Cricket Club. The official ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup walking routes are from Taunton Bus Station and Taunton Train Station, both routes will be supported with signage and World Cup Cricketeers will help to guide you to the ground. For Car Park A: Go straight across at the next roundabout, keeping the Shell Petrol Station on the left. This will include live weather updates and comprehensive pre-match coverage. (Postcode TA1 1JT). The Old Pavilion and adjacent St James Street Stand were demolished shortly after the conclusion of the 2014 season, to make way for the new Somerset Pavilion, which was completed in time for the 2016 season. During every Somerset County Cricket Club home fixture. Website: https://www.visitsomerset.co.uk/tauntonFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/visittauntonuk/Twitter: https://twitter.com/visit_tauntonInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/visit_taunton/. Foursquare © 2020  Lovingly made in NYC, CHI, SEA & LA. Taunton is approximately 48 miles from Bristol and 34 miles from Exeter. Elton John then performed at the County Ground again on 3 June 2012,[28] a day before he then played at the Diamond Jubilee Concert in London. The station is currently undergoing construction and we recommended that you check www.nationalrail.co.uk or www.gwr.com for the latest information on schedules and planned disruption. [15] The museum also hosts a collection of I Zingari memorabilia, a club to whom current chairman Charles Clive Ponsonby-Fane has strong family links. Between the Old Pavilion and the Somerset Stand is Gimblett's Hill, an area that backs onto the churchyard of St. James Church. Both provide the community with a busy year long programme of performances and classes open to all the family. The station is expected to be under some construction during the event and we recommended that you check www.nationalrail.co.uk or www.gwr.com for the latest information on schedules and planned disruption. There is no official on venue parking available for the Cricket World Cup. The confirmation does not match your new password. On-site we also have bicycle racks situated near the Priory Bridge Road and St James Street Gates. Your App for international cricket. County Ground Taunton is in the South West of England in County Somerset. If you have accessible requirements and require assistance, please make this known with your rail operator so they can ensure that you have a safe and comfortable journey. This can be used on your phone/tablet or printed for use before and during your match day. Directions: Exit Junction 25 on M5 motorway. The ground is only 0.4 miles from Taunton Station which has regular connections to Bristol, Exeter, Cardiff and London, making Taunton easily accessible by train. CrossCountry Trains provide services to Birmingham, Newcastle, Penzance and many other destinations. Directions: Exit Junction 25 on M5 motorway. I will not receive any further information unless I have opted in separately. [9] Four first-class matches were played at the ground in 1882; after a five-wicket victory over Hampshire County Cricket Club in the first match, Somerset failed to win any of the remaining games, culminating in an innings and 19 run loss against the touring Australians. It is the home of Somerset County Cricket Club, who have played there since 1882. Taunton offers a thriving dynamic cultural life and is home to our amazing County Ground. For details on local bus services please see: https://www.firstgroup.com/somerset. How do I keep up to date with Club information, special offers and ticket updates? Plan ahead so you can make the most out of your day at the County Ground Taunton during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019. Full details on membership, the benefits and categories can be found by clicking here. [8] In 1896, ten years after taking out the lease on the ground, the freehold was purchased by the club for £2,000. Plus use our free tools to find new customers. Yes, the Ondaatje Stand is our non-alcohol, family stand which is policed by our match day Stewards. The event featured a lead guest appearance by musician will.i.am. [21] In order for the club to remain financially viable, the development is to be conducted in phases (see below) in order to allow cricket and other club business to proceed with minimal interruption.

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