Greg looking forward to Bath fixture

Somerset will take on local rivals Gloucestershire in the 2nd XI Trophy at Bath CC tomorrow (Wednesday).

Somerset County Cricket Club have a long-standing relationship with Bath and Second XI Coach, Greg Kennis is delighted that his side can continue the tradition of Somerset playing in the city.

“There is a long history of Somerset County Cricket Club playing fixtures in Bath and we are pleased to be able to maintain that link.

“It’s great to hear all the stories about the classic matches that have taken place in the city and the players are all aware that they are carrying on the legacy. The fact that this year’s match is against Gloucestershire obviously gives us even more incentive to win!

“The Bath Area Committee have put in a tremendous amount of work to help ensure that this fixture takes place and I would like to thank them on behalf of the Club for all their efforts.

“We are delighted with the way our Trophy campaign has begun and the players will be giving it everything to ensure that we maintain our 100% start to the competition.”

Entry to the match is free of charge.

The match will begin at 11am.

A special raffle and draw will be taking place on the day with some fantastic prizes up for grabs.

Food and drink will also be available to purchase on the day.

Fixtures involving Somerset CCC at Bath have been an important part of the Club’s history for over 100 years with the first ever Bath Cricket Festival taking place in 1897.  As part of that event Somerset CCC hosted The Gentlemen of Philadelphia at The Recreation Ground.  Despite 66 from Richard Palairet the match ended in a draw but the tone was set for what would become a cornerstone of Somerset County Cricket Club’s history.

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