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 is open to all members of the Old Blundellian Club and the Blundell's Community. To become a member for the season please 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 2023 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. For County Championship matches that start on a Sunday, 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.

Somerset CCC 2023 1st XI Fixtures at Taunton

Date Days Home Away Ground Comp
Wed Mar 22 3 Somerset Cardiff UCCE CACG UNI
Day 2 of this event, 23rd March, is also an Old Blundellian Cricket Club Complimentary Open Day *
Thu Apr 06 4 Somerset Warwickshire CACG CC1
Thu Apr 13 4 Nottinghamshire Somerset Trent Bridge CC1
Thu Apr 20 4 Somerset Lancashire CACG CC1
Thu May 04 4 Somerset Northamptonshire CACG CC1
Day 1 of this event, 4th May, is also an Old Blundellian Cricket Club Complimentary Open Day *
Thu May 11 4 Lancashire Somerset Emirates Old Trafford CC1
Thu May 18 4 Middlesex Somerset Lord’s CC1
Sun May 21 1 Western Storm Thunder CACG CEC
Wed May 24 1 Somerset Hampshire Hawks CACG T20 Sky F
Fri May 26 1 Sussex Sharks Somerset The 1st Central County Ground T20 F
Sun May 28 1 Western Storm SE Stars CACG CEC
Sun May 28 1 Somerset Glamorgan CACG T20
Tue May 30 1 Kent Spitfires Somerset The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence T20 F
Fri Jun 02 1 Somerset Middlesex CACG T20 F
Sun Jun 04 1 Somerset Essex Eagles CACG T20
Wed Jun 07 1 Hampshire Hawks Somerset Ageas Bowl T20 F
Fri Jun 09 1 Gloucestershire Somerset The Seat Unique Stadium, Bristol T20 F
Sun Jun 11 4 Essex Somerset The Cloud County Ground CC1
Fri Jun 16 1 Somerset Surrey CACG T20 F
Mon Jun 19 1 Essex Eagles Somerset The Cloud County Ground T20 F
Wed Jun 21 1 Glamorgan Somerset Sophia Gardens T20 F
Fri Jun 23 1 Somerset Gloucestershire CACG T20 Sky F
Sun Jun 25 4 Somerset Nottinghamshire CACG CC1
Fri Jun 30 1 Surrey Somerset Kia Oval T20 F
Sun Jul 02 1 Somerset Kent Spitfires CACG T20 F
Thu Jul 06 1 TBC TBC TBC T20 QF
Thu Jul 06 1 TBC TBC TBC T20 QF
Fri Jul 07 1 TBC TBC TBC T20 QF
Fri Jul 07 1 TBC TBC TBC T20 QF
Mon Jul 10 4 Somerset Hampshire CACG CC1
Sat Jul 15 1 TBC TBC Edgbaston T20 SF Sky
Sat Jul 15 1 TBC TBC Edgbaston T20 SF Sky
Sat Jul 15 1 TBC TBC Edgbaston T20 Final Sky F
Sat Jul 15 1 Western Storm Southern Vipers CACG RHFT
Tue Jul 18 1 England Women Australia Women CACG WODI Sky F
Wed Jul 19 4 Northamptonshire Somerset The County Ground Northampton CC1
Tue Jul 25 4 Somerset Surrey CACG CC1
Sun Jul 30 1 Devon CCC Somerset Bovey Tracey CC NC
Tue Aug 01 1 Cornwall CCC Somerset Truro CC NC
Fri Aug 04 1 Somerset Warwickshire CACG 50L F
Sun Aug 06 1 Somerset Worcestershire Rapids CACG 50L
Wed Aug 09 1 Northants Steelbacks Somerset The County Ground Northampton 50L
Fri Aug 11 1 Somerset Sussex Sharks CACG 50L
Sun Aug 13 1 Gloucestershire Somerset The Seat Unique Stadium, Bristol 50L
Thu Aug 17 1 Durham  Somerset Seat Unique Riverside 50L
Sun Aug 20 1 Somerset Glamorgan CACG 50L
Tue Aug 22 1 Derbyshire Somerset The Incora County Ground 50L
Fri Aug 25 1 TBC TBC TBC 50L QF
Fri Aug 25 1 TBC TBC TBC 50L QF
Tue Aug 29 1 TBC TBC TBC 50L SF
Tue Aug 29 1 TBC TBC TBC 50L SF
Sun Sep 03 4 Hampshire Somerset Ageas Bowl CC1
Sun Sep 10 1 Western Storm Northern Diamonds CACG RHFT
Wed Sep 13 1 Western Storm Central Sparks CACG RHFT
Sat Sep 16 1 TBC TBC Trent Bridge 50L Final Sky
Tue Sep 19 4 Somerset Kent CACG CC1
Tue Sep 26 4 Warwickshire Somerset Edgbaston CC1

F = Floodlight

* For the OBCC Complimentary Open Days on 23rd March and 4th May, please contact:

50L Royal London One Day Cup (50 overs)
CACG The Cooper Associates County Ground
CC1 County Championship
CEC Charlotte Edwards Cup (Women's T20 comp.)
LV=CC LV=County Championship
NC National Counties
RHFT Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy (Women's 50-over comp.)
QF Quarter Final
SF Semi Final
T20 NatWest T20 Blast
TOM 3 Tourist Match, 3 Days
UNI University Game
WODI Women’s One Day International