Inside Edge

With schools across the country now officially closed and people being urged to stay at home, we are aware that you might need a little assistance in helping to pass the time.

Somerset County Cricket Club are here to help!

We have launched Inside Edge to help keep children informed, entertained and engaged, and to help take the strain off parents.

Inside Edge will see us post a number of special features and activities across our digital platforms over the course of the next few weeks.

Writing Assignment 1

We begin Inside Edge with a special junior writing assignment.

All your children have to do is write an essay about their favourite Somerset player.


Here are the criteria:

  • The essay must be about a current Somerset CCC player.
  • It must be a maximum of 500 words long.
  • You will need to research your player thoroughly because we want to know: when and where they were born plus whether they are a batter, a bowler or an all rounder.
  • The essay must also include five important or interesting facts about your player.


There are three age categories: 6 and under, 7 to 10, 11 and older.

Great prize up for grabs

You can work on this assignment whenever you like, but if you entered your essay before 5pm on Wednesday April 8th, you were eligible to win an amazing prize.

The winner in each of the three age groups will get the chance to meet the player that they wrote about at the Cooper Associates County Ground later in the year.

The winning entries can be viewed by clicking here


Today we’re giving you the chance to have a go at designing your very own playing shirt. It can be for the Vitality Blast, Royal London Cup or the County Championship.

You can also have as many goes as you like!


The deadline for the competition has now passed, but you can still email us your designs to or post them on our social media platforms and tag Somerset County Cricket Club.

Good luck and get designing!


Today’s fun activity is a junior spot the difference puzzle.

All you have to do is download the pictures and see if you can spot 10 differences.

This activity is just for fun, but please feel free to post your answers on our social media platforms.


Good luck!


Today, with the help of Chance to Shine, we are bringing you a junior maths assignment.

There are ten questions to answer, so get your thinking caps on!

1 – Craig Overton came into bat to for the last three balls of a Vitality Blast match. He smashed a six and two fours. How many runs did he score?

2 – Tom Abell has scored 82 runs. How many more runs does he needs to score to reach a century?

3 – Steve Davies and Eddie Byrom opened the innings for Somerset. Steve made 28 and Eddie scored 36 before one of them was out. How many runs did they score between them?

4 – Sophie Luff scored 23, 15, 39 and 42 in her last four games. How many runs did she score in the four games?

5 – The top score in the last game England played was a score of 76. The lowest score was 7. How many more runs did the highest scorer get than the lowest scorer?

6 – In a Royal London Cup match between Somerset and Gloucestershire, Somerset scored 245 and Gloucestershire scored 212. How many runs did Somerset win by?

7 – In his last five matches Somerset bowler Jack Leach took 5, 3, 4, 6 and 4 wickets. How many wickets did he take altogether?

8 – Somerset’s opponents have scored 218 runs. Somerset are currently on 167. How many more runs do Somerset need to win the match?

9 – Somerset’s top three batsmen scored 113 between them. The total score for the team was 189. How many runs did the rest of the team score between them?

10 – James Hildreth scored 76 of his runs through boundaries. He scored 112 runs in total. How many of his runs were not scored from boundaries?


We’ve removed the ball from this picture of Tom Abell fielding. Can you guess which area on the grid it was taken from?

If you would like to submit your guess, head over to our Facebook page and write your answer in the comment section.


The answer can be found here


We’ve designed a special Somerset wordsearch for supporters to try. Can you find all the words? Let us know how you get on via our social media channels.


Good luck!