Somerset CCC Remembers


Today is Armistice Day.

Armistice Day is commemorated every year on November 11th to mark the armistice which was signed thus bringing an end to the of hostilities on the Western Front in World War I.  This took effect at “the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918.

The flag at the Cooper Associates County Ground will fly at half mast today and everyone at Somerset County Cricket Club would like to take this opportunity to remember the contribution of all the military and civilian servicemen and women who have been involved in conflicts both historically and at present.

During World War One the following 13 Somerset cricketers left these shores and sadly never returned.

During World War Two there were six Somerset cricketers who lost their lives.

In 2014, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One we created the following video as a tribute to those cricketers who lost their lives in the Great War.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.