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Former players dinner a great success.

The County Room in the Colin Atkinson Pavilion was the place to be on Friday evening when Somerset CCC hosted our Former Players Annual Reunion Dinner.

Among the guests were 30 players whose cricketing careers stretched from the early 1950s through to 2010 and what a wonderful cricketing occasion it turned out to be for all who were present.

Before proceedings got underway guests stood in silence in memory of Chris Greetham who played in 205 matches for Somerset between 1957 and 1966.

The theme for the evening was the Glory Years and among the former players who attended were 10 who had appeared for the county during that era.

Nick Pringle, Colin Dredge, Roland Lefebvre, Keith Parsons, Andy Caddick, David Gurr, Roy Kerslake, Ken Palmer, Hallam Moseley, Keith Jennings, John Roberts, Gerry Stickley (former first class umpire and SCCC scorer), John Harris, Graham Tripp, Lewis Pickles, Nick Evans, Vic Marks, Terry Barwell, Bob Clapp, David Doughty, Fred Rumsey and Phil Slocombe.

Also in attendance were three players who had appeared for Somerset in their first ever one-day final at Lord’s when they were beaten by Kent in the Gillette Cup in 1967- Ken Palmer, Fred Rumsey and Terry Barwell

During the course of the evening, master of ceremonies Keith Parsons talked to Vic Marks about what it had been like to play for Somerset during the Glory Years.

The former England and Somerset all rounder recounted a number of matches and anecdotes that provided an insight into what it was like during that era which were enjoyed by all.

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