Royal London Women’s One-Day International: Match-Day Guide

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Everything you need to know about our upcoming Royal London Women’s One-Day International between England and Pakistan.

Match Date:

Monday June 27th 2016

Scheduled Hours of Play:

First Innings: 10:30am – 2pm

Interval: 2pm – 2:45pm

Second Innings: 2:45pm – 6:15pm

Opening Times:

Gates open at 9:30am.

Weather Forecast:

For the latest weather forecast from the Met Office please click here

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Ticket Prices:

This match is free to Members of Somerset County Cricket Club

Adult: £10 in advance. £15 on match day

Junior (Under 19): £1

Purchasing tickets:

In Advance: Tickets can be purchased via our website here clicking here, by calling 0845 337 1875 or in person in Reception of the Andrew Caddick Pavilion (marked “D” on our Ground Map).

On Match Day: For those paying cash, turnstiles will be open at The St James Street Gate (marked “18” on our Ground Map) and the Priory Bridge Road Gate (marked “17” on our Ground Map) from 10am.

Ticket Collection: Please note all ticket collections are from the Brian Rose Gate (marked “19” on our Ground Map) from 10am.

Ground Entry:

Members and ticket holders may enter the Cooper Associates County Ground via the St James Street Gate (marked “18” on our Ground Map), the Priory Bridge Road Gate (marked “17” on our Ground Map) and the Brian Rose Gate (marked “19” on our Ground Map) from 10am.

Our stewards will do their best to ensure that your entry to the Cooper Associates County Ground is as easy as possible. If you have any questions on the day, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Please note that bag search protocols will be in operation for this fixture.  Please do consent if a bag check is required.

Seating:

For this match Blocks 2 to 5 of the Somerset Stand are reserved for children attending our annual Schools Day.

All other seating is unreserved in all stands except the Colin Atkinson Pavilion, the Sir Ian Botham Stand, the Marcus Trescothick Stand and the Upper Tier of the new Somerset Pavilion. These stands are reserved for Somerset County Cricket Club Members.

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Alcohol:

Spectators are not permitted to bring any alcohol in to the Cooper Associates County Ground this match.  Spectators are also asked not to bring any glass to this match.

Access to the outfield during the lunch interval:

During the interval all the schools that are attending our annual Schools Day will be taking part in a parade on the outfield and therefore spectators will not be granted access to the field of play.

Club Shop:

Somerset County Sports (marked “F” on our Ground Map) will be open throughout the match and is located near the Somerset Cricket Museum.

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Travelling to the Cooper Associates County Ground:

The Cooper Associates County Ground is located in the centre of Taunton with fantastic links to road and rail networks.

By Road: At Junction 25, take the A358 Exit to Taunton/ Yeovil. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit (south) or 3rd exit (north) onto the A358 heading to Taunton/ A38/ Minehead, continuing straight onto Toneway/ A358. At the next roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Priory Avenue and the Cooper Associates County Ground will be on your left. If you wish to plan your route our postcode is TA1 1JT.

Traffic signal refurbishment works are currently being carried out on Fore Street and East Street in Taunton which may cause some delays.  For more information on current road closures within Taunton Deane please click here

By Rail: Taunton Train Station is a ten minute walk from the Cooper Associates County Ground. As you leave the Station, turn left into Station Road, heading towards the Town Centre. Turn left onto Priory Bridge Road, and the Cooper Associates County Ground will be on your right. Please click here for Nation Rail Enquires

Parking:

Parking at the Cooper Associates County Ground is very limited. Disabled and Long Room Members will be able to reserve parking for match days, subject to availability. For Car Parks in and around the Cooper Associates County Ground, please download the Taunton Car Parking Guide.

Information for Cyclists:

Somerset County Cricket Club is cyclist friendly with several cycle paths close to the Cooper Associates County Ground. On-site we also have bicycle racks situated near the Priory Bridge Road and St James Street Gates.

Scorecards/Programmes:

Scorecards for this match will be available at a cost of £1 whilst a series programme will also be available and this is priced at £2.

Food & Drink:

The County Room (“L”) in the Colin Atkinson Pavilion (“8”) hosts the Members Bar (with local beers)

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The County Room also hosts the popular match-day carvery and restaurant which includes:

- Choice of starters served to your table from the kitchen

- Carvery, with a good selection of locally sourced meats and fresh seasonal vegetables

- Choice of cold meats with chilled salad bar

- A choice of desserts

- Coffee and mints

- Cheese

- Drinks served to your table

We aim to provide great quality and value, as well as flexibility.

Match day carvery prices are as follows:

One Course – £11.95

Two Courses – £16.95

Three Courses – £19.95

Booking in advance is recommended and this can be done by calling 0845 337 1875.

Stragglers Coffee House

The Stragglers Coffee House will be open to both Members and non members on match days.

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Concession Units

There will be a number of concession units available during the match including Outside Edge Refreshemnts (“J”) and the Fish & Chip Bar (“K”).

Somerset Cricket Museum

The Somerset Cricket Museum (marked as “G” on our Ground Map) will be open throughout the match. Entry is free for Members but a small donation is appreciated in order to help fund the upkeep of the museum.

FAQ’s

I am disabled, is the Ground Accessible to me?

Yes, our ground is fully accessible for all and we have designated seating areas, parking and facilities. For more information, please click here.

Where can I drink?

There are bars situated in various positions within the ground. They will be serving alcohol and soft drinks throughout the day at the Club’s discretion.

Where can I smoke?

Smoking is only allowed in the designated smoking areas. This policy also applies to the use of electronic smoking devices.

Where can I use my phone?

All mobile devices should be set to silent within the ground and should not be used for making or receiving calls when play is in progress.

Where is the nearest cashpoint?

The nearest cashpoint is in the Morrisons Store on Priory Bridge Road.

Can I bring my Dog into the Ground?

Well behaved dogs which are kept on leads may be brought into the public stands at the Cooper Associates County Ground. Owners must accept full responsibility for looking after their dog(s) and dog fouling is prohibited. Only Guide/ Working Dogs are permitted into buildings or kiosks where food is served.