Match-day Guide: Western Storm v Southern Vipers


Everything you need to know about the upcoming Kia Super League match between Western Storm and Southern Vipers.

Match Date:

Friday August 12th 2016

Scheduled Hours of Play:

First Innings: 5pm – 6:15pm

Interval: 6:15pm – 6:30pm

Second Innings: 6:30pm – 7:45pm

Opening Times:

Gates open at 4pm.

Weather Forecast:

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


Ticket Prices:

This match is free for Members of Somerset CCC

Adult: £5

Junior (Under 19): £1

Family (2 adults & 2 juniors): £10

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 1pm.

Ticket Collection:

Please note all ticket collections are from the St James Street Gate (marked “18” on our Ground Map) from 1pm.

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) and the Priory Bridge Road Gate (marked “17” on our Ground Map) from 1pm.

The Brian Rose Gates will not be open for this fixture.

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 do consent if a bag check is required.


Seating is unreserved in all stands. Please note;  the Somerset Pavilion Elevated Stand and Sir Ian Botham Stand will not be available for this match.


Spectators are not permitted to bring alcohol into the Cooper Associates County Ground for this match.

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. You can visit their website here to check out a wide range of cricket equipment and replica kit.

Western Storm replica shirts are available from Somerset County Sports


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.

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 National Rail Enquires.


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 are available from Reception in the Andrew Caddick Pavilion at a cost of just 50p.

Food & Drink:

The County Room (“L”) in the Colin Atkinson Pavilion (“8”) will be serving bar snacks.


Concession Units

The food outlet under the scoreboard (“J”) on the Priory Bridge Road side of the Ground  will be open available during the match.

Stragglers Coffee House

The Stragglers Coffee House will be open to both Members and non members only on match days.  The Stragglers Coffee House will not be open to the general public on match-days.

Stragglers 4


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.