County Cricket at Glastonbury and Street

We are very grateful to former Somerset Scorer, Colin Crees for his painstaking research in producing and publishing a 50 page booklet of County Cricket at Glastonbury and Street.

A wonderful record of matches played there between 1952 and 1978.

As Colin says in his conclusion , all proceeds from the sale of the booklets (£5) will go to the Somerset Cricket Museum. Do let me know if you would like a copy.

Thank you Colin.

Recent Additions – Umpires shirts from Sue Redfern

The Somerset Cricket Museum is very grateful to Somerset County Cricket Club scorer, Polly Rhodes, for passing on these two international umpires shirts from Sue Redfern.

After a long playing and umpiring career, in September 2023 Sue became the first female umpire to stand in a first-class match in England and Wales. She umpired in the match between Glamorgan and Derbyshire at Sophia Gardens.

Two wonderful items to join our Women’s Cricket collection.

New loaned item – miniature autographed bat

We are very grateful to Mr John Wall for the loan of this autographed miniature bat from the 1964-65 tour to South Africa. Of particular interest to Somerset fans are signatures of Jim Parkes and Tom Cartwright both of whom played for us in the latter parts of their careers

Recent Additions – Taunton Nomads CC

This collection of trophies that came into the Somerset Cricket Museum are associated with the (former) Taunton Nomads CC and Mr Ken Knight mostly from the late 1960s.

If anyone has any knowledge of the Nomads CC please let the Museum know via the Contact page.

The trophies, some of which are pictured below, range from Winners and Runners Up of the TNCC Single Wicket Competition, the TECL (Taunton Evening Cricket League?) winners in 1969 and 1970 plus the HGS (Huish Grammar School?) 1939 junior cricket team championship winners.

Recent Additions – Various Memorabilia

Several pieces of cricket memorabilia found their way into the museum this week for which we are very grateful.

  • an Umpires badge brought in by the son of Mr Rex Sims from Sidmouth CC
  • an autographed programme from the 1980 Blackthorn Challenge – Viv Richards v Mike Procter, signed by Joel Garner and Hugh Gore
  • some old Cricket rule books

Recent Addition – Memorabilia from the 1967 Gillette Cup Final v Kent

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.

New Additions – SCCC Members Blazer and other items

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.

Who’s Who Books

We are very grateful to Mr.Tony Elston for the donation of two books which will be placed in the upstairs Museum bookshelf for avid researchers to wend their way through.

Women’s and Girls Cricket Memorabilia

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

Two cricket bats donated to the Museum

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.

New donations 18th April 2022

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.