Ted Crowe Room

[ See below: This year's fixtures at Taunton ]

Visiting the Ted Crowe Room at Somerset CCC in Taunton

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The Ted Crowe Room, a corporate box at the County Cricket Ground at TauntonThe Old Blundellian Cricket Club is extraordinarily fortunate to have its own permanent corporate box at the County Cricket Ground at Taunton. This is called the Ted Crowe Room and is located on the top floor of the Ondaatje Pavilion. The Room is a magnificent place from which to watch cricket, and it also houses an extensive collection of cricket books and memorabilia.

Membership of the Ted Crowe Room remains open to all members of the Old Blundellian Club and, by invitation, to others. OB’s wishing to become members for the 2018 season should complete and return the Membership Application Form with the appropriate remittance. Then, when they propose to visit the Ted Crowe Room to watch cricket, they must “book in” with the Room Coordinator, David Dibb, in advance - one week in advance if food is required. Contact David preferably by email on tedcroweroom@gmail.com, or by phone on 07747 727576.

The Room is normally open on all days during the Summer when Somerset CCC is playing a home game. There are nearly 50 days’ cricket at Taunton but there will be a few popular dates when we are oversubscribed, so booking will always be on a first-come-first-served basis. At the time of booking, please advise if you wish to have lunch/tea (see below). Please note that if you book in and then fail to turn up, you will be invoiced for the catering charges that the OBCC will incur.

Catering Charges

The daily catering charge for 2018 in the Ted Crowe Room is again £25.00 per head. This includes morning coffee and afternoon tea (a cup of tea and a slice of cake). Other drinks are to be purchased from the Room Steward.

Ground admission

When visiting the County Ground at Taunton to watch cricket, Room Members are reminded that they must either be members of Somerset CCC or pay the daily ground admission charge at the gate. To obtain membership, telephone the Club Office on 0845 337 1875 or apply on-line at www.somersetcountycc.co.uk.

With the benefit of the new pavilion Somerset do not require the Box for any T20 games so they will all be available to members to book in the normal way.

We try and keep the etiquette in the Ted Crowe Room as relaxed as possible but members are asked to observe the following points.

  • On arrival in the Room, please identify yourself and any guests to the Room Steward;
  • There is a Guest Fee of £5 per head payable by the host.
  • Please note that most County Championship matches now start on a Friday.
  • Catering charges will again be £25.00 per head per day. In 2018, most of the County Championship matches start on a Sunday, and the “lunch days” will usually be the Monday and Tuesday (Days 2 and 3). If you visit the Room on those days and do not book lunch, the Committee asks that you do not bring your own lunch and eat it in the Room or on the balcony. If you do not book lunch, please do not then help yourself to the food! If you book lunch and then do not attend, you will be invoiced for the cost.
  • On days when there is no Room catering, a small charge will be made for coffee/tea.
  • If you bring children with you, please ensure that they behave appropriately and are supervised where necessary.
  • The lift in the ground floor vestibule up to the Room is operated by a key system. The Room Steward holds a key. Please give notice in advance if you need to use the lift and we will be pleased to assist.
  • The dress code in the Room is smart casual at County Championship and London Life 50 overs matches. The dress code is relaxed for T20 games.
  • Visitors to the ground may, upon payment of a daily charge to the gateman, use the general car park by the St James’s Street gate. This is on a first-come-first-served basis and is full quite early on match days.

Somerset CCC 2018 Fixtures at Taunton

Mon 19th Mar 1 Somerset Gloucestershire CACG T20 Friendly x 2
Tue 20th Mar 1 Somerset Gloucestershire CACG 50 Over Friendly
Thu 22nd Mar 2 Somerset Worcestershire CACG 2 Day Friendly
Fri 6th April 4 Somerset Ireland CACG 4 day Friendly
Fri 13th April 3 Somerset Oxford MCCU Taunton Vale UNI
Fri 20th April 4 Somerset Worcestershire CACG CC 1
Fri 27th April 4 Somerset Yorkshire CACG CC 1
Fri 11th May 4 Somerset Hampshire CACG CC 1
Sun 20th May 1 Somerset Glamorgan CACG 50L
Tue 22nd May 1 Somerset Sussex CACG 50L
Sun 27th May 1 Somerset Middlesex CACG 50L
Fri 1st June 1 Somerset Gloucestershire CACG 50L
Sat 9th June 4 Somerset Nottinghamshire CACG CC 1
Thu 14th June 1 TBC TBC TBC 1 x F 50L QF x 2
Sun 17th June 1 TBC TBC TBC 50L SF
Mon 18th June 1 TBC TBC TBC F TBC 50L SF
Wed 20th June 1 England Women South Africa Women CACG WIT20
Wed 20th June 1 South Africa Women New Zealand Women CACG WIT20
Sat 23rd June 1 England Women New Zealand Women CACG WIT20
Sat 23rd June 1 England Women South Africa Women CACG WIT20
Fri 6th July 1 Somerset Gloucestershire CACG T20
Sun 8th July 1 Somerset Kent CACG T20
Tue 10th July 4 India A West Indies A CACG TOM 4
Sun 22nd July 1 Western Storm Yorkshire Diamonds CACG WSL
Sun 29th July 1 Somerset Middlesex CACG T20
Sun 29th July 1 Western Storm Loughborough Lightning CACG WSL
Wed 1st Aug 1 Somerset Hampshire CACG T20
Fri 3rd Aug 1 Somerset Essex CACG T20
Thu 9th Aug 1 Western Storm Lancashire Thunder CACG WSL
Fri 10th Aug 1 Somerset Surrey CACG T20
Sun 12th Aug 1 Somerset Glamorgan CACG T20
Sun 19th Aug 4 Somerset Essex CACG CC 1
Thu 23rd Aug 1 TBC TBC TBC F TBC T20 QF
Fri 24th Aug 1 TBC TBC TBC F TBC T20 QF
Sat 25th Aug 1 TBC TBC TBC F TBC T20 QF
Sun 26th Aug 1 TBC TBC TBC T20 QF
Tue 4th Sept 4 Somerset Lancashire CACG CC 1
Tue 18th Sept 4 Somerset Surrey CACG CC 1


CACG The Cooper Associates County Ground
LV=CC LV= County Championship
50L Royal London One Day Cup (50 overs)
T20 NatWest T20 Blast
TOM 3 Tourist Match, 3 Days
WODI Women’s One Day International
F Floodlit
QF Quarter Final
SF Semi Final