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SCCC to produce dedicated commentary for T20 Live Streaming

Somerset County Cricket Club are delighted to announce that live streaming for Vitality Blast fixtures will feature a dedicated commentary team.

As part of our live streaming partnership with Trade Nation, the move will allow production to be taken to the next level, with audio and vision in perfect harmony.

Stay tuned for much more on our exciting broadcast offerings in conjunction with Trade Nation throughout the Vitality Blast.

T20 matches at the Cooper Associates County Ground are incredibly special and that is because our Members and supporters create the best atmosphere at any ground in the country. We would love for you to be here with us, but at a time when cricket is being played behind closed stadium doors, it is our duty to provide you with the best matchday experience possible, accessible from the comfort of your own home.

An integral element of our new stream will be our exciting new commentary team which will consist of Award winning BBC Radio Somerset presenter Charlie Taylor and SCCC Academy Director, Steve Snell.

Charlie Taylor

Charlie was born in Somerset and has lived here for his entire life.

He has followed Somerset since he was a boy.

Charlie started covering Somerset CCC for the BBC in 2014, and has won a gold BBC Local Radio award and a silver British Sports Journalism Award for his coverage of cricket in the county.

He is the current ECB Broadcaster of the Year and ECB Young Journalist of the Year, the first person to hold both titles simultaneously.

Regarding his involvement in this project, Charlie said: “It is a real pleasure to join the Somerset CCC team providing coverage of the home Vitality Blast matches this year. The Club is second-to-none for what they offer their fans, and to be part of that is a privilege. Commentators are in an important position this year, as fans are unable to watch their team in the flesh. I’ll be working hard to make sure our online stream is the next best thing to being there.”

Steve Snell

As well as representing both Somerset and Gloucestershire with distinction, Steve Snell also has considerable broadcasting experience.

The former wicket-keeper has worked with BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, BBC Bristol, BBC Somerset and BBC Gloucestershire. He also has considerable experience in print journalism having had regular columns in All Out Cricket and the Bristol Evening Post.

Steve is looking forward to the opportunity of getting back behind the microphone.

“I enjoyed my time in the commentary box when my playing career came to end,” he said. “When the Club asked if I wanted to be part of this exciting and revolutionary streaming project, I jumped at the chance to exchange my slinger and mitt for a mic and headphones.

“Somerset are at the forefront of supporter digital engagement in the world of cricket and by proactively partnering with Tradenation- our new streaming partner, I have the upmost confidence that our digital coverage will go from strength to strength.”

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