Quarter Final: Match-Day Guide


Everything you need to know about our upcoming Royal London One-Day Cup Quarter Final match against Worcestershire Rapids.

Match Date:

Wednesday August 17th 2016

Scheduled Hours of Play:

First Innings: 11am – 2:30pm

Interval: 2:30pm – 3:15pm

Second Innings: 3:15pm – 6:45pm

Opening Times:

Gates open at 9:30am.

Weather Forecast:

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


Match-Day Ticket Prices:

Both Members and Non-Members will need to purchase a ticket to gain entry to this match


Adult £15 (£17 for allocated seating in the Marcus Trescothick Stand in advance.  Available until 11:59pm on Tuesday August 16th)

Junior (Under 19): £3

Non Members:

Adult £25 (£22 in advance up until 11:59pm on Tuesday August 16th)

Junior (Under 19): £5

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 9:30am.

Ticket Collection:

Please note all ticket collections are from the Brian Rose Gate (marked “19” on our Ground Map) from 9:30am.

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 do consent if a bag check is required.


Allocated seating is in operation for the Somerset Stand, The Ondaatje Stands and the Upper Tier of the Somerset Pavilion.

The Colin Atkinson Pavilion, the Sir Ian Botham Stand and the Lower Tier of the new Somerset Pavilion are reserved for Somerset Members only.

The Marcus Trescothick Stand is reserved for Members who have opted to purchase an allocated seat.

Members will need to show their Membership card to gain access to Members Areas.



Spectators are not permitted to bring alcohol into the Cooper Associates County Ground for Royal London One-Day Cup matches.

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.


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.

There are two Park and Ride services provided in Taunton and the details of these can be found by clicking here


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 the kiosk outside the Andrew Caddick Pavilion, the Brian Rose Gate and Somerset County Sports at a cost of just £1.00.

Food & Drink:

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


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”).


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.

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Somerset Cricket Museum

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


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.