It's probably fair to say that the game of cricket has taken on an almost religious significance in the life of rural Somerset. In the county's numerous picturesque villages the dull but immensely reassuring ‘thunk’ of leather on willow can be heard on the green every weekend, and it's as much a part of West Country life as cider and cream teas. Where better to come and see the age-old game being played than at the county cricket ground in Taunton? There are numerous choices of accommodation in the area, including smart Somerset hotels as well as comfortable B&Bs and guesthouses, many of them family-run.
Somerset Hotels for a Game at the County Cricket Ground
The county cricket clubs has a history that goes back to the 1870s, with its initial first-class match being held in either 1879, 1881 or 1882, depending on some complicated and rather knit-picking statistics surrounding the personal performances of WG Grace! The glory days of the club happened under the leadership of Brian Rose in the late 1970s, when the first silverware was won with the Gillette Cup title in 1979. It reached a low-point in the mid-1980s, when Joel Garner and Viv Richards were sacked and Ian Botham resigned. The club has had its fair share of ups and downs, like any other, and in recent years has perhaps found its best success in one-day formats. It's constitutes a fascinating slice of county history, and offers not just great matches but a range of other facilities which you can take advantage of when you stay at a local Somerset hotel or guesthouse.
Facilities at the County Cricket Ground from Somerset Hotels
The venue hire facilities at the Somerset county cricket ground in Taunton can be tailored to suit requirements. They include banquets, conferences, dinner parties and business breakfasts, and there is a choice of guestrooms. Projector screens and WiFi internet access are readily available, and the catering services include working lunches, dinners, light snacks and breakfasts. There are lots of other Somerset hotels and B&Bs in Taunton and the surrounding area, convenient for attending matches.