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Dedicated supporter travels from Scotland to attend shirt launch!

A special launch event was held at the Cooper Associates County Ground last night to reveal the designs of our 2018 playing shirts.

Club Captain Tom Abell, Vitality Blast Captain Lewis Gregory, Marcus Trescothick, Director of Cricket Andy Hurry and Chairman Charles Clark were joined by the Mayor of Taunton, Cllr Hazel Prior-Sankey, all of our Official Partners, members of the press and competition winners.

However, there was one person in particular who went above and beyond to attend the event.

Somerset supporter Ian Jubb was one of our 10 competition winners who were invited to attend the evening but his journey to the Taunton was a long one because he lives in Scotland!

“It was quite an eventful journey,” he said when he arrived. “I was due to arrive in Taunton just before 6pm but because of the snow up in Edinburgh it took a bit longer than that and I didn’t get here until after 8! I flew from Edinburgh to Bristol and then I got the train from Bristol to Taunton.”

After arriving at the Ground, Ian was welcomed by Marcus, Tom and Lewis and spent the evening chatting to the players.

“I’ve always wanted to meet some of the players because I support Somerset from afar,” he said. “It was pretty awesome! In many ways it’s always been a bit of an ambition of mine to meet some of the guys and it was really great to meet some of them tonight. They were astounded by the journey I made but it was well worth it and I’m really glad that I made the effort.

“Although I live in Edinburgh now, I’m originally from Exeter in Devon. I’ve been in Scotland for three and a half years now and got married up there, so consequently I’m a bit devoid of cricket at home. I still follow Somerset and always look out for their results. I also try and get down to Taunton for a few games every year.

“I’ve always been a Somerset supporter and I think my first game was back in 1986 or 1987. It’s a nicely run club and there’s a good family atmosphere around it. I really hope they do well this season.”

Club Captain Tom Abell said: “It was great to meet Ian. None of us could believe that he made such an incredible journey. It was a pleasure to spend some time with him and that kind of dedication is something really special.”

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