We are very grateful to Mr. Ian Keitch, who brought these items of memorabilia into the Museum today. The items belonged to his father, Geoff Keitch, a Somerset CCC member, who had recently died. Thank you Ian for the booklet, programme, ticket and scorecard.
They will certainly complement the article on the website, The Forgotten Final, by Richard Walsh.
We are very grateful to Mr Roy New (Museum member and former Secretary to Berkshire County Cricket Club) for finding and donating this plaque, commemorating the Life Time Membership of SCCC awarded to Mr C.J. Ondaatje, to the Museum (September 2023)
We are very grateful to Richard Twort (author) for the donation of this book – an extensive book that documents the history of Uphill Castle Cricket Club. Extracts from the book will be published shortly on the Club History section of the Museum’s website.
Article contributed by Richard Walsh and Anthony Gibson.
On Monday 26th June 2023, a ceremony took place at the Somerset Cricket Museum during which a cricket bat used by the legendary Lionel Palairet in 1902 was presented to them by Anthony Gibson, the BBC Somerset commentator, author and a trustee of the museum.
We are very grateful to Mrs Patricia Minson for the donation of many items of cricket memorabilia from her late husband’s collection – including an SCCC Members Blazer (circa 1985-1990), an autographed picture of Viv Richards, a home made SCCC pennant (taken to all away games) and a cricket cap with badges from all 18 counties.
We are grateful to Sophie Luff and the Somerset Cricket Foundation for the Women’s Division 2 T20 Champions Cup from 2019, the season in which Sophie was the highest scorer in both divisions with 316 runs.
We are very grateful to an anonymous donor for giving these Annuals (amongst other things) to the Museum. These and the Playfair Annuals ran concurrently until the same publisher owned both and decided to merge them in 1963, Playfair taking on the format of the News Chronicle annual.
Former England and Somerset cricketer Jan Godman (pictured here with Museum Volunteer Patrick Draycott) recently called into the Somerset Cricket Museum at the Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton to donate a Cup and Photograph to add to the Women’s and Girls Cricket collection
We are very grateful to Mr Garry Merrifield from Bristol and Mr Lloyd Shattock for their kind donations of bats to the Museum. Garry has sent us a bat (in memory of his Auntie Pat who took him to Taunton to watch cricket matches), autographed by the 1984 West Indies Touring Team including some Somerset CCC favourites and Lloyd has given us an SS Jumbo bat, once owned / used by Viv Richards.
We have recently acquired two framed commemorative prints donated by Somerset County Cricket Club, A list of Somerset Stragglers members who presented a silver bowl to the Revd. E.P. Spurway in 1912 and a list of SCCC Supporters who donated to the 1991 Centenary Appeal.
We are very grateful to Mr. Harry Everrett for the donation of a small bat autographed by the Somerset Stragglers team following their match v Ramblers July 2022, continuing their long history. The bat pictured below has been added to the Stragglers collection.
We are very grateful to Brigid Riddell for two donations from her fathers cricket collection. An autographed salver commemorating the SCCC wins in the Gillette Cup and John Player League in 1979 and tankard presented to her father for his role as President of the Somerset Wyverns between 1984 and 1986.