International T20 (2017)

England v South Africa, IT20, Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton, Friday 23rd June 2017, 5pm

The Cooper Associates County Ground will host its first Men’s International T20 Match this Summer!

If you have purchased tickets and are attending this match, we will be releasing important information in the build up to the match which we ask you to read carefully.

Ticket Informationt
Tickets Dispatched
Getting to the Cooper Associates County Ground
Entry to the Cooper Associates County Ground
The Match
International T20 Refund Policy
Somerset CCC Members
Ground Map
Terms & Conditions

Ticket Updates:

The match is now SOLD OUT.


Tickets Dispatched:

All ground tickets have now been dispatched. If you have not received your tickets by W/C 5th June, please contact the Main Office on 0845 337 1875. If there is a problem with your order, please do let us know ASAP.

Hospitality tickets will be posted by recorded delivery on Wednesday June 14th.


Getting to the Cooper Associates County Ground:

As Taunton is a small town, we are asking all spectators to plan their journeys to and from the Cooper Associates County Ground carefully. Please see some useful information below to help with this. Alternatively, why not download and print our match day guides: Public Notice and Car Park Facilities Flyer.

By Foot…
Walking to and from the Cooper Associates County Ground will be the quickest and easiest option if you are local to Taunton. Road Closures are also in place to ensure your safety.

By Bicycle…
If you are cycling to the Cooper Associates County Ground, there will be two stations you can park your bicycles: St James Street Car Park (in the ground) and the Viridor Car Park.

By Car…
For those who will be driving to Taunton please be aware of the road closures which are listed below. Taunton is a small town and it is highly likely that there will be a reasonable level of traffic congestion on the day, particularly in the Town Centre.

Road Closures…
To ensure all spectators are able to enter and exit the ground safely a traffic and transport plan has been agreed with Somerset Highways which will see a small number of road closures. These closures will be implemented from 14:00 until approximately 21:30. The following roads will be affected:

  • St James Street from North Street to Priory Avenue
  • Priory Avenue from St Augustine Street to St James Street
  • St Augustine Street from Priory Avenue to Priory Bridge Road
  • Canon Street from Canon Street Car Park to St James Street/Priory Avenue
  • North Street from Bridge Street to the Burma Memorial
  • Priory Bridge Road from Winchester Road to Dellers Wharf

Please note the red road closures will be active from 14:30 through to 17:30. The yellow road closures will be from 19:30 through to 21:30 approx.

Park and Ride – RECOMMENDED…
To try and minimise congestion in the Town Centre, we are recommending our spectators to make use of the two Park and Ride facilities. At just £2.40, the buses will drop you in the Town Centre which is a short five minute walk from the Ground:

  • Taunton Gateway (East) – TA3 5LU
  • Taunton Silk Mills (West) – TA1 5AA

On completion of the match, the buses will collect from the Town Centre from 20:45, with a service every 10 minutes through until 21:45.

Car Parking…
There is no parking at the Ground. All normal car parks in the town will remain open, apart from the Coal Orchard Car Park which is closed from midnight on 23rd June.

Please note car parking will be limited due to the time our match is starting and residents finishing work. Please download this useful flyer which lists the various car parks and their postcodes.

Public Transport…
The Cooper Associates County Ground is a short walk from both the mainline train station and bus station. When booking your transport, please bear in mind the match timings.

Taxis…
Taunton is served by a number of Taxi Companies, however we would recommend pre-booking these if required. To view a list of companies, please click here.

Look out for our Volunteers!
On arriving in Taunton, you will see our Volunteers who are there to help you reach the Cooper Associates County Ground. If you have any questions or queries whilst on route, please do not hesitate to ask – they will be wearing bright yellow tops!


Entry to the Cooper Associates County Ground: Specific Gate Entry Scheme in Operation

On receiving your tickets, you will see from both the ticket(s) and information wallet that you will need to enter the Ground on the match day via a specific gate. You must adhere to these instructions as we have put these plans in place for your safety and to try and prevent circulation issues as space is limited. Entry at a different gate to the one stated will be refused.

Yellow Gate: St James Street Gate

  • Gimblett’s Hill Stand
  • Somerset Pavilion Lower
  • Somerset Pavilion Elevated

Red Gate: Museum Gate (New for the IT20)

  • St James Stand
  • Ondaatje Alcohol Free Stand
  • Ondaatje Family Stand

Green Gate: Priory Bridge Road Gate

  • Priory Bridge Road Stand
  • Sir Ian Both Stand
  • Colin Atkinson Pavilion Lower
  • Accessible Areas 1 to 3

Blue Gate: Brian Rose Gate

  • Somerset Stand
  • Marcus Trescothick Stand

Maroon Gate: Priority Lane at Priory Bridge Road Gate

  • Hospitality  – County Room Packages and Box Packages

 

Bag Searches and Security

Due to recent events, every person entering the Ground will be subject to a wand search. For those bringing bags, these will also be checked too so we are therefore asking Spectators to only bring what is necessary.

Please note; we will also have a strong police presence and they are there for your safety.

We thank you in advance for your co-operation and patience with these checks.

Prohibited Items…

As this is an International fixture; the following items will be confiscated at the Gates. If you refuse to handover these items, your entry will also be refused:

Alcohol
Knives
Glass Bottles
Laptops
Flags

The Match:

Circulation…

Please be aware that space at the CACG is extremely limited and there are certain “pinch points” which makes circulating the Ground difficult given the numbers we are expecting. As a result, everything you need in terms of toilet facilities, food and drink are within your zone and we kindly request Spectators to stay within these areas. For further information, please download the ground map below.

I’m in, now what?

Once you have entered the Ground, if you are sat in the Yellow, Red or Green zones, we kindly request you make your way to your seats on arrival to clear the flow of people surrounding the gates. Once you have settled yourselves, please do head back down to the various kiosks and facilities.

If you are in the Blue Zone, why not make the most of Somerset Square first? Various Sponsor activations are in this area along with food, drink and toilet facilities.

Important Timings

Subject to no delays, the Match is scheduled to be played as follows:

Gates Open: 15:00
First Innings: 17:00 – 18:25
Second Innings: 18:45 – 20:10
Available Extra Time: 30 mins

Catering Facilities

Our in house Catering Team will be supported by carefully selected third party vendors on Friday. Food offerings around the Ground will include pies, pasties, burgers, chips, pizzas, pork baps and ice cream.

Various outlets will also be opening serving a range of drinks from Pimms, Prosecco and Wine to our usual Beers and Ciders along with a variety of Soft Drinks. Hawkers will also be servicing the Stands so you will not always need to leave your seats!

Toilets

As well as the Ground’s permanent toilet provision, additional Portaloo’s will be brought in to meet the demand. Please see the Ground Map for further details on their locations.

Sponsor Activations

Both the ECB and Somerset CCC sponsors will be at the Ground and in Somerset Square with competitions and offering free giveaways.

Somerset County Sports

The Club Shop will be open on the evening in various locations selling both Somerset and England memorabilia and replica shirts.

Look out for our Volunteers!

On arrival, at the Ground and on exiting, you will see our Volunteers who are there to help you with any enquiries. If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to ask – they will be wearing bright yellow tops!

Player Autograph Signings

We have been informed by the ECB that there will be no formal autograph signing session at the end of the match. The players are happy to be approached when convenient, for example as they warm up or at the end of the day.

 

International T20 Refund Policy:

If play is restricted or does not take place at the ground on the day for which the ticket is valid, you will be entitled to a refund of only the match ticket value subject to there being: 9.5 overs or less of the only or last match of the day because of adverse weather conditions and no result is obtained – a full refund.  In no other circumstances can money be refunded.  In respect of tickets purchased in advance for the day on which this ticket is valid, refunds will be made automatically by Somerset County Cricket Club to the original purchaser only, either by refunding his or her debit or credit card or by sending a cheque.

For refund queries telephone 0845 337 1875. Also visit www.ecb.co.uk/refundscheme. Please allow 30 days from the receipt of the claim for your refund to be processed.


Somerset CCC Members:

As this is not a Somerset match, Somerset Members cannot enter the Ground without a valid match day ticket. Membership card’s alone will not allow you entry.

Ground Map:

To view the Ground Map, please use the following link: SCCC ODI Ground Map 

 


Somerset CCC Terms & Conditions:

  • All tickets will be sold on a non-refundable, non-transferable basis.
  • All tickets will be for an allocated seat within the ground which you must use on the match day.
  • Junior tickets are classified as Under 16’s.
  • In order to receive emails, supporters need to ensure they are fully subscribed to our systems and that enquiries@somersetcountycc.co.uk is saved within their address book.
  • Somerset County Cricket Club cannot be held responsible for missed communications during this process. Tickets will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
  • Please note that tickets will be sent out a maximum of eight weeks prior to the match date.

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