Preview: Women’s T20 Finals Day & Disabled CC derby
The Cooper Associates County Ground will be hosting three important fixtures on Sunday (May 14th).
WOMEN’S COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP T20 FINALS DAY
The home of Somerset County Cricket Club will be staging the Women’s County Championship T20 Finals Day during the afternoon.
The third placed playoff will begin at 2:45pm with the final set to begin at 6:15pm.
The semi-finals between Somerset and Devon plus Wales and Cornwall will take place at 10:30am at Taunton Vale Sports Club, with the winners meeting in the showpiece final that evening after the clash between the losing semi-finalists.
SOMERSET DISABLED CC V GLOUCESTERSHIRE DISABLED CC
The venue will also play host to the Somerset Disabled CC T20 fixture against local rivals Gloucestershire from 10:30am.
Entry to these fixtures is free of charge and you can claim your free tickets below.
10:30am – Semi-Final One: Somerset v Devon – Taunton Vale Sports Club
10:30am – Semi-Final Two: Cricket Wales v Cornwall – Taunton Vale Sports Club
10:30am – Somerset Disabled CC v Gloucestershire Disabled CC – Cooper Associates County Ground
2:45pm – Third Place Play Off – Cooper Associates County Ground
6:15pm – Final – Cooper Associates County Ground
Food and drink will be available from the Marcus Trescothick Pavilion Lower concession.
HOW CAN I KEEP UP TO DATE?
There will be a live stream of all three matches on the Somerset CCC YouTube Channel.
You can also keep up to date this summer by following the Somerset Women’s Twitter account
Somerset Women will be without Sophie Luff and Lauren Filer.
Somerset will name a starting XI from the following squad: Emily Edgcombe (c), Alice Bird, Tilly Bond, Evie Dixon, Jodie Filer, Lola Harris, Nicole Harvey, Lilly Hawkins, Jess Hazell, Niamh Holland, Daisy Jeanes, Emma Phillipson, Joleigh Roberts, Lorraine Szczepanski, Brooke Whittaker and Nat Wraith.
VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Ahead of the game, Somerset Pathway Coach & Women and Girls Lead, Kieran Peters said: “It’s been a surreal season so far because we haven’t played a match yet. We have to put that to one side because the opportunity to play at the Cooper Associates County Ground is extremely exciting. Everyone is looking forward to getting out there and playing some cricket on finals day.
“Hopefully, the weather will play ball and I’m sure that the team will put on a good display in the semi-final to give themselves the best chance of being in the final.
“The women’s game is definitely moving in the right direction. To have the final under lights at the Cooper Associates County Ground is something that everyone wants to be involved in. This is the sort of thing that will help to continue to grow the game.”
SOMERSET DISABLED CC
Steve Gass, Community Programmes Manager for Somerset Cricket Foundation added: “It will be an amazing experience for last year’s Super 9 Division Champions to experience playing in First Class facilities. In addition to playing at the Cooper Associates County Ground, the players will also experience the full razzmatazz of a T20 fixture with live music, live streaming, live commentary and updates on the scoreboard! It promises to be a fantastic occasion.”
Club Captain, Nick Dean said “This will be a special moment for our club and all those connected to it. To have the opportunity to play cricket in this environment will be very special.”