HMS Somerset visit the County Ground
There were a number of special guests at the toss of our last NatWest T20 Blast match against Hampshire.
Some of the crew from HMS Somerset were on hand to oversee proceedings and to exchange crests with Somerset one-day skipper Alfonso Thomas.
The crew were our guests for the day as Chief Petty Officer Matt Richards explains: “We have a long affiliation with Somerset County Cricket Club and a lot of us are big cricket fans so it’s great that we have this relationship. We really enjoyed our time at the match and look forward to doing something similar again in the future.”
Somerset CCC Chief Executive Guy Lavender said: “It was a pleasure to welcome the crew of HMS Somerset to the match against Hampshire. We have a close relationship with them and the bell in the players pavilion was donated to us by crew members in 2009. It has marked the start or resumption of play here at the County Ground ever since. HMS Somerset, and indeed all of our armed forces, do a fantastic job and we are delighted to be able to support them in any way we can.”