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 2019 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 2019 Fixtures at Taunton

Date Days Home Away Ground Comp *
March Tues 26th 3 Somerset Cardiff MCCU CACG UNI  
Sat 30th 3 Somerset Middlesex TVSC Friendly
April Fri 5th 4 Somerset Kent CACG CC 1
Thu 11th 4 Nottinghamshire Somerset Trent Bridge CC 1
Fri 19th 1 Somerset Kent Spitfires CACG 50L
Sun 21st 1 Glamorgan Somerset Cardiff 50L
Wed 24th 1 Sussex Sharks Somerset Hove 50L
Fri 26th 1 Somerset Essex Eagles CACG 50L F
Sun 28th 1 Gloucestershire Somerset Bristol 50L  
May Wed 1st 1 Middlesex Somerset Radlett 50L
Sun 5th 1 Somerset Hampshire CACG 50L
Tues 7th 1 Somerset Surrey CACG 50L F
Fri 10th 1 TBC TBC TBC 50L PO  
Sun 12th 1 TBC TBC TBC 50L SF
Tues 14th 4 Somerset Surrey CACG CC 1
Mon 20th 4 Somerset Warwickshire CACG CC 1
Sat 25th 1 TBC TBC Lord's 50L Final
June Mon 3rd 4 Surrey Somerset Guildford CC 1
Sat 8th 1 Afghanistan New Zealand CACG CWC F
Mon 10th 4 Kent Somerset Canterbury CC 1  
Wed 12th 1 Pakistan Australia CACG CWC
Mon 24th 4 Essex Somerset Chelmsford CC 1
Mon 17th 1 West Indies Bangladesh CACG CWC
Sun 30th 4 Somerset Hampshire CACG CC 1
July Sun 7th 4 Somerset Nottinghamshire CACG CC 1
Sat 13th 4 Yorkshire Somerset Headingley CC 1
Thu 18th 1 Glamorgan Somerset Cardiff T20 F
Thu 18th 4 England Women Australia Women CACG WTM  
Sat 20th 1 Kent Spitfires Somerset Canterbury T20 F
Fri 26th 1 Somerset Hampshire CACG T20 F
Sun 28th 1 Somerset Sussex Sharks CACG T20  
August Fri 2nd 1 Somerset Surrey CACG T20 F
Sun 4th 1 Middlesex Somerset Richmond T20  
Wed 7th 1 Essex Eagles Somerset Chelmsford T20 F
Fri 9th 1 Hampshire Somerset Ageas Bowl T20 F
Sat 10th 1 Western Storm Lancashire Thunder CACG KSL  
Sat 10th 1 Somerset Kent CACG T20 F
Fri 16th 1 Somerset Gloucestershire CACG T20 F
Sun 18th 4 Warwickshire Somerset Edgbaston CC 1  
Wed 21st 1 Western Storm Surrey Stars CACG KSL F
Fri 23rd 1 Gloucestershire Somerset Bristol T20 F
Sat 24th 1 Somerset Glamorgan CACG T20 F
Tues 27th 1 Surrey Somerset Kia Oval T20 F
Wed 28th 1 Western Storm Yorkshire Diamonds CACG KSL F
Fri 30th 1 Somerset Middlesex CACG T20 F
Sept. Wed 4th 1 TBC TBC TBC T20 QF F
Thu 5th 1 TBC TBC TBC T20 QF F
Fri 6th 1 TBC TBC TBC T20 QF F
Sat 7th 1 TBC TBC TBC T20 QF F
Tues 10th 4 Somerset Yorkshire CACG CC 1  
Mon 16th 4 Hampshire Somerset Ageas Bowl CC 1
Sat 21st 1 TBC TBC Edgbaston T20 Finals F
Mon 23rd 4 Somerset Essex CACG CC 1  

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Abbreviations
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