Happy Somerset Day!
Everyone at Somerset County Cricket Club would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy Somerset Day!
Somerset Day is all about celebrating what is great about our superb county and in early 2015, 8,000 people voted in an online poll to choose King Alfred to be the theme for an annual 11th of May Somerset Day celebration.
On 11th May 878, Alfred the Great, King of Wessex, gathered ‘all the people of Somerset’ to march against and defeat the invading Danish army. By the time of his death he had become the dominant ruler in England and is the only English monarch to be accorded the title “the Great”.
The Inaugural Somerset Day Celebration was held on Monday 11th May 2015 at the Museum of Somerset in Taunton, attended by His Grace the Duke of Somerset, Patron, and many Mayors and dignitaries from across the historic County of Somerset.
The county as a whole is extremely important to Somerset County Cricket Club and that is reflected in the design of our new NatWest T20 Blast shirt. The new shirt is inspired by the colours of the Flag of Somerset as Head of Commercial Operations Jez Curwin explains: “This year’s shirt is a real departure from anything that we’ve ever done before. As a Club we are proud to represent the people of Somerset and what better way to do that than for the players to wear the County colours when stepping out on to the field.”
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