Number One Test Team Coming To Taunton

New Zealand’s first match back on English soil after the 2019 Cricket World Cup final will be at the Cooper Associates County Ground starting on May 25th.

The England and Wales Cricket Board  has today confirmed that England Men will start their home international summer with a LV= Insurance Test Series against the number one ranked side in the world.

England Men will also play a three-match Vitality IT20 Series against Sri Lanka at Sophia Gardens (23 June and 24 June) and The Ageas Bowl (26 June). These matches will precede the already-announced three-match Royal London Series against Sri Lanka.

However, before the International action gets underway, the Tourists will begin their fixtures with a four-day match against Somerset at the Cooper Associates County Ground.

This match will be included in the following Membership categories:

  • Club Membership
  • Club & One-Day Membership

It is not included in One-Day Membership or Associate Membership.

Individual tickets for this fixture will be available to purchase in March.


If you buy your Membership before 23:59 on Monday February 1st, you will still qualify for the discounted Membership rates!


In recognition of the impact COVID-19 will have had on household finances, please note the following key headlines in relation to 2021 Membership:

  • Fees are frozen at 2020 levels.
  • For Members who donated their fee in 2020, they can claim a further £20 reduction on the ‘early bird’ price of their Membership fee (£50 on the full price) if purchasing before February 1st 2021. For example, Club Membership becomes £165 and Club & One Day Membership from £259, respectively.
  • The Early Bird Discount Deadline window will end at 23:59 on Monday February 1st, 2021.
  • Those signing up for Membership by 31st January can pay on 1st March by sending a post-dated cheque to the Club.


2021 England Men’s home schedule

England Men’s LV= Insurance Test Series against New Zealand

Tour match: Somerset v New Zealand, The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton – 25-28 May

1st LV= Insurance Test, Lord’s – 2-6 June

2nd LV Insurance Test, Edgbaston – 10-14 June

England Men’s Series against Sri Lanka

Tour matches:

Kent v SL 50-over warm-up The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Canterbury – 18 June

Sussex v SL T20 warm-up 1st Central County Ground, Hove – 20 June

Vitality IT20 Series

1st Vitality IT20, Sophia Gardens – Wednesday 23 June

2nd Vitality IT20, Sophia Gardens – Thursday 24 June

3rd Vitality IT20, The Ageas Bowl – Saturday 26 June

Royal London Series v Sri Lanka

1st Royal London ODI, Emirates Riverside, Tuesday 29 June

2nd Royal London ODI, Kia Oval, Thursday 1 July

3rd Royal London ODI, Bristol County Ground, Sunday 4 July


England Men’s Series against Pakistan

Royal London Series

1st Royal London ODI, Sophia Gardens, Thursday 8 July

2nd Royal London ODI, Lord’s Saturday 10 July

3rd Royal London ODI, Edgbaston, Tuesday 13 July

Vitality IT20 Series

1st Vitality IT20, Trent Bridge, Friday 16 July

2nd Vitality IT20, Emerald Headingley, Sunday 18 July

3rd Vitality IT20, Emirates Old Trafford, Tuesday 20 July


England Men’s LV= Insurance Test Series against India

1st LV= Insurance Test, Trent Bridge, 4-8 August

2nd LV= Insurance Test, Lord’s, 12-16 August

3rd LV= Insurance Test, Emerald Headingley, 25-29 August

4th LV= Insurance Test, Kia Oval, 2-6 September

5th LV= Insurance Test, Emirates Old Trafford, 10-14 September

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