Burns Night a big success


There was a large crowd in the County Room at the Cooper Associates County Ground on Saturday to enjoy our special Burns Night.

The evening also acted as the launch event for James Hildreth’s Testimonial Year.

Current and former Somerset players were in attendance and James took part in a comprehensive Q&A session with former teammate Keith Parsons.

A number of top quality raffle prizes were up for grabs including signed James Hildreth shirts and the Testimonial Year tie was available to buy.

In addition there was also live entertainment for bagpiper Logan Leckie whilst actor Barry Palmer acted as Master of Ceremonies and addressed the haggis.

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After the event James said: “I would like to thank everyone who came to the event on Saturday and to everyone who was involved in the organisation and running of it.  It was great to see so many people turn out and celebrate Burns Night.  It was certainly something different!  I would also like to thank everyone for their generosity when it came to the raffle on the evening.

“I know I keep saying it but it really is an honour to have been granted a Testimonial Year and I’m really looking forward to the other events that we’ve got coming up throughout the year.  We will have more details about these events for you at the next Members Lunch on February 9th.  I look forward to seeing you there.”

James will be the guest speaker at this months Members’ Lunch which will be held on Thursday February 9th.

To book a place at the lunch simply contact us on 0845 337 1875 to reserve your space.  Alternatively email Brian Lee

Spaces are limited so make sure you book now to avoid disappointment!

No pre-ordering of food or pre-payment is required. Simply pay for what you order on the day!

Make sure you don’t miss out on the chance to meet up with fellow supporters and discuss all things Somerset in the lovely surroundings of the new Stragglers Coffee House.

All Members attending this lunch will be issued with a parking permit on the day to allow them to park at the Cooper Associates County Ground for free for the duration of the lunch.

Members are asked to bring their 2016 Membership card.

We will be holding a Members’ Lunch on the second Thursday of every month.