SOMERSET County Cricket Club along with the Somerset Cricket Foundation hosted the Annual Community Match at the Cooper Associates County Ground recently.

During the interval on the first three days of the fixture against Nottinghamshire there were demonstrations on the outfield from Super 1s cricketers, Somerset Disabled CC, Somerset’s Visually Impaired team, Somerset’s walking cricketers, the Community Disability Project and street cricketers.

The players were joined each day by a member of SCCC’s First Team coaching staff.


Following the Inclusion Match, Steve Gass, community programmes manager for Somerset Cricket Foundation said: “We are really grateful to the County Club for letting us showcase some of the community projects we run across the County. Having the participants of these programmes play on the outfield helps us connect their community to the County Club and it really strengthens those bonds with the Somerset Cricket brand.

“This is also a great way for us to raise the profile of the work we do. We run so many great programmes and the more exposure we receive, the more people will benefit from our hard work.”

Somerset Cricket Foundation run a number of disability cricket sessions across the county, where young people can receive coaching, get the chance to compete against their peers and enjoy the benefits of playing sport. 

Hubs can be found in: Bath, Bristol, Bridgwater, Street, Taunton, Weston-Super-Mare and Yeovil.  All sessions run weekly and are free to attend.

For more information on any of this outstanding initiatives please contact Somerset Cricket Foundation.