Somerset break records as all 7 NatWest T20 Blast Matches sell out!
Somerset County Cricket Club is both proud and delighted to announce that our home NatWest T20 Blast match against the Kent Spitfires on Thursday July 7th has now sold out, making history both locally and nationally in the T20 competition.
Since the competition’s inception in 2003, T20 cricket has been incredibly popular with supporters at the Cooper Associates County Ground but this is the first year that the Club has reached a sell out for each game. With an increased capacity of 7,669 for 2016, over 54,000 spectators will have come through the gates to support the team.
The demand for tickets has been phenomenal with most of the matches selling out over six weeks in advance and causing a knock on effect on Membership with Platinum Membership selling out for the first time ever too.
Jez Curwin, Head of Commercial Operations is delighted with his teams’ off-field performance this year. “As a Club we set ourselves challenging targets but we have surpassed all of these this year,” he said. I am immensely proud of how the Commercial Team has worked over the last couple of years to get us to this point. This is the result of three years’ work, sustainable planning and strategy meaning that cricket in Taunton is in great health moving forward.
“The draw of Chris Gayle clearly helps but we then have to put on a show and it’s a collective effort from all those involved with the Club to ensure that we provide as great a day as possible across all the formats.
“Finally I have to say a huge thank you to our fantastic Members and Supporters as this is their Club and they are the reason why we do it.”
If you have missed out on the NatWest T20 Blast action at the Cooper Associates County Ground this summer, there is one final opportunity for you to win tickets to watch Somerset v Kent Spitfires on Thursday! We have teamed up with our T20 Partners The Real Shave Company and all you need to do to win is tweet us (@SomersetCCC) and them (@RealShaveCo) a selfie using the hashtag #FaceOfSomerset.
Don’t forget that we also return to Royal London One-Day Cup action at the end of July when Glamorgan (Kids go Free), Middlesex and Sussex travel to Taunton. Tickets are available at £20 in advance (£25 on the day) and £5 for Under 19’s. To book, please click here or call 0845 337 1875 (Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm).