Pre-Match Information

Plan Your Journey

Getting to the Cooper Associates County Ground

The Cooper Associates County Ground is located in the centre of Taunton with fantastic links to road and rail networks.

By Road… At Junction 25, take the A358 Exit to Taunton/ Yeovil. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit (south) or 3rd exit (north) onto the A358 heading to Taunton/ A38/ Minehead, continuing straight onto Toneway/ A358. At the next roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Priory Avenue and the Cooper Associates County Ground will be on your left.

By Rail… Taunton Train Station is a ten minute walk from the Cooper Associates County Ground. As you leave the Station, turn left into Station Road, heading towards the Town Centre. Turn left onto Priory Bridge Road, and the Cooper Associates County Ground will be on your right. For more information, please see the tab below.

By Bus… Taunton Bus Station is a five minute walk from the Cooper Associates County Ground. As you leave the station, turn left onto Castle Green. Turn left at Fat Face and walk down to Debenhams before turning right into St James Street and the ground will appear on your left.

By Park & Ride… Taunton operate two park and ride services from either the Silk Mills (West – TA1 5AA) or Junction 25 (East – TA3 5LU) sites.  Please check their opening hours ahead of using the facilities by clicking here. For more information, please see the tab below.

Taunton Railway Station

Taunton Railway station is roughly 10 minutes walk from the Cooper Associates County Ground. To access the station, exit the Sir Vivian Richards Gates on the Priory Bridge exit and turn left. Pass over the river and continue until reaching a T-junction. Turn right onto Station Road, walk under the railway bridge and the station will be on the right.

The station offers direct trains southbound to both Devon and Cornwall. Northbound there is a direct train to both Bristol and Cardiff. To view a full timetable, please click here.

 

Parking

Unfortunately we are not able to offer public car parking during any home fixture at the Cooper Associates County Ground. Somerset CCC 1875 Club and Long Room Members will be able to reserve parking for match days, subject to availability by calling 01823 425301 or email: enquiries@somersetcountycc.co.uk.


We have a limited number of disabled car parking spaces at the Cooper Associates County Ground. For 2022 we have a ballot for booking these spaces. For more information on the ballot or to enter, please call 01823 425301.

Please note that parking within the Cooper Associates County Ground is extremely limited, and parking will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

The online portal provides blue badge holders with the quickest and most efficient opportunity of securing a parking space. This can be accessed by visiting www.members.somersetcountycc.co.uk

Car parking bookings will open at 10am two weeks before each matchday.

If you are successful in securing a space, you will need to complete the online payment in advance

The cost of booking is £7 per day for blue badge holders.

On arrival you will need to present your Membership card AND your pre-booked parking ticket to gain access to the Cooper Associates County Ground.

Parking will be in the St James Street car park and gates will open one hour before the scheduled start of play.

Refunds will only be granted if there is no play.


There are a number of public car parks situated in Taunton. We would recommend the car park on Cannon Street to park on matchdays.

For a full list of car parks, please click here.

Please note that the Firepool car park will not be available.

Park and Ride

Information about Taunton’s park and ride schemes can be found here -> Somerset | Taunton’s park & ride (firstbus.co.uk)

 

Taxis

Taxis to the Taunton train station from the Cooper Associates County Ground would cost less than £5 and would take around 5 minutes.

Useful Contact Information

The following is a list of useful contact numbers and websites you may need when planning your journey:

Somerset CCC:

www.somersetcountycc.co.uk | 01823 425301

Taunton Train Station:

www.nationalrail.co.uk |0345 700 0125

Taunton Bus Station:

www.firstgroup.com/somerset |0345 602 0121

Taunton Park & Ride:

0300 123 2224

A1 Ace Taxi’s, Taunton:

http://www.a1acetaxis.co.uk/ | 01823 33221

Show Your Colours

Somerset County Sports
Somerset County Sports will be open throughout the match and is located near the Somerset Cricket Museum. You can visit their website here to check out a wide range of cricket equipment and replica kit.

Match Day Information

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Looking for something to Eat?

Match Day Carvery

Throughout all of Somerset’s home LV= Insurance County Championship , Royal London Cup and weekend Vitality Blast fixtures, you can pre-book a meal at our hugely popular match day carvery.

We aim to provide great quality and value, as well as flexibility.

Booking in advance is recommended and this can be done by calling 01823 425301 or via our brand new online portal

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Stragglers Coffee House

The Stragglers Coffee House is situated in our Somerset Pavilion and will be open throughout the course of the day.

Whilst pre-booking is not required, you can enjoy a comprehensive bar snacks menu. The action on the field will also be available to watch live on our big screen TV’s!

For further information, visit the Stragglers Website.

Outdoor Concessions

If you would prefer a quick snack you can eat at your seat, we will have a variety of food and drink concessions situated around the concourse.

For further information, please see our Ground Map. Don’t forget, if you have any special dietary requirements, please speak to a member of our Catering Team who will be able to provide further information and advice.

Upgrade to Hospitality?

Why not make your day extra special by upgrading to one of our Hospitality packages?

Dependent on the format you are attending, we have various packages to suit your needs. Please click here for further information.

Weather

Weather Forecast

In the event of a variable weather forecast, please prepare by dressing accordingly and familiarising yourself with the best ways of keeping up-to-date on the day.

If the cricket match is affected by the weather, head to our Match Centre or Twitter page to view all the latest updates and the prospects of play. Please note that whilst we will do our best to help spectators who are travelling to the match, it will be the Umpires decision as to the state of play and not the Club.

If it has been deemed that a match has to be completely abandoned, please see the Club’s refund and exchange policy.

Delivery / Printing of Tickets

Print at Home Tickets

If you have chosen to print your tickets at home, you should have received a Confirmation email with a PDF attachment.

You will need to open and print this PDF to bring along with you on the match day. The order confirmation will not be sufficient.

Please note, you can ONLY open and print your PDF tickets once.

If you experience any difficulties, please contact the main office on 01823 425301.

Posted Tickets

If you chose the mail option at checkout, your tickets will be posted to you, second class, on the next working day.

If you do not receive your tickets, please contact the main office on 01823 425301.

Collection

If you purchase your tickets three working days in advance of the match date, they will be available for you to collect on the match day.

These will be held on the Jack White (St James Street) Gate from gate opening and you will need to provide your name and postcode.

Safeguarding & Accessibility

Stewarding

A team of Stewards will be on hand throughout the match day to assist you if required.

Our own team of Stewards will be wearing either a blue (supervisor) or orange bib and are happy to help with your enquiries whilst also ensuring the environment remains safe and secure.

If you need help during the match day and do not wish to draw attention to yourselves or a potential issue, please text SCCC Steward followed by your message to 66777. This service is anonymous and help will be dispatched to your area.

First Aid Points

The Cooper Associates County Ground will always have trained first aiders on site to help deal with basic first aid emergencies. We have a designated first aid room and Defibrillator on site.

On County Championship and 50L matches certain members of our in house team our trained and can be contacted via Reception or a nearby Steward.

On T20 matches, an external crew of First Aiders are available.

Please note; all incidents which require treatment will be recorded and securely held on file. We thank you for your co-operation in this matter.

Accessibility

The Cooper Associates County Ground is fully accessible with disabled seating areas and facilities as well as lifts to additional floors in buildings.

For further information, please visit our accessibility page. If you require further advise, please do contact our office on 01823 425301.