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Tourist Match Preview: India A v West Indies A

IMPORTANT: UPDATED HOURS OF PLAY

Please note; the hours of play have been updated as follows:

Gates Opening: 10:00 (Tuesday), 9:30 (Wednesday-Friday)

Start of Play: 10:30

Lunch: 12:30

Tea: 15:10

Close: 17:30

This is to accommodate the screening of the England v Croatia World Cup match on Wednesday evening and we can only apologise for any inconvenience this late notice may cause.

THE MATCH

A four-day tour match between India A and West Indies A gets underway at the Cooper Associates County Ground tomorrow (Tuesday).

Make sure you are here to see the stars of the future in action!

Somerset have had strong links to the West Indies since the 1970s when, as part of the Somerset Glory Years team, both Viv Richards and Joel Garner played their way into supporters hearts forever.

In more recent years the likes of Kieron Pollard and Chris Gayle have lit up the Cooper Associates County Ground with their considerable talents.

India’s finest have also plied their trade in Taunton. In 1980 the great batsman Sunil Gavaskar became Somerset’s overseas player whilst in more recent years Piyush Chawla wrote his name in to Somerset folklore during his short stay after become one of the very few players to appear on both our batting and bowling honours boards.

Both India and the West Indies have played matches at Taunton regularly and the last time that the West Indies A team played at the Cooper Associates County Ground Somerset’s opponents featured a number of players who went on to make names for themselves on the biggest stage.

The three-day match that began on July 24th 2002 and although it ended in a draw, those present witnessed the first steps on the road to super-stardom for the likes of Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Daren Powell, Sulieman Benn and Lendl Simmons to name but a few.

To see the scorecard from that match click here

Make sure that you don’t miss out on seeing the superstars of the future and book your tickets now!

Tickets cost just £5 in advance for adults and £3 for students. Entry is free for under 18s.

Tickets can be purchased by clicking here

WHAT TIME DO GATES OPEN?

Gates will open at 10am each day with play due to get underway 10:30am.

PARKING

There will be parking available for Members on a first come-first served basis from 10am. Parking will be charged at £5 per day.

HOW CAN I KEEP UP TO DATE?

You can keep up to date using our dedicated Match Centre via this website and on our Twitter page.

In addition to this a report on the day’s play along with quotes will be posted after the close.

IS THIS MATCH INCLUDED IN MY MEMBERSHIP?

This match is included in “Club” plus “Club & T20” Membership. This match is NOT included in “T20” Membership

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

If you are coming to the match all the information that you need can be found in our comprehensive match-day information page. This covers everything from planning your journey to where you eat when you get here.

ENGLAND v CROATIA: WORLD CUP SEMI-FINAL

Somerset County Cricket Club are delighted to be able to announce that we will be screening England’s World Cup semi-final against Croatia on the outdoor big screen on Wednesday after the close of play.

Sit on the outfield and soak up the atmosphere as England look to make it to the World Cup final for the first time since 1966.

Entry to this screening on Wednesday is free plus food and drink will be available to buy on the night.

You can also bring a picnic if you wish but alcohol may not be brought on to the ground.

The match starts at 7pm and the screening will begin after the close of play on day two.

Those attending football screening in the evening are advised to bring their own chairs and blankets.

Football could be coming home and you could be at the Cooper Associates County Ground to witness it!

Please note that bag searches will be in operation on the night and glass will not be permitted on the outfield.

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