Winscombe Cricket Club go to County Ground

Gemaal Hussain (centre) with children from Winscombe Cricket Club

Gemaal Hussain (centre) with children from Winscombe Cricket Club - Credit: Archant

WINSCOMBE Cricket Club juniors were treated to a day at the County Ground in Taunton, courtesy of Thatchers.

The Sanford-based cider company took a group of young cricket players to the ground as part of their community programme.

The children met county player Gemaal Hussain and Jack Leach, had a training session with the coaches and stayed to watch the game against Nottinghamshire.

Winscombe Cricket Club’s Peter Searle, said: “We are very grateful to Thatchers, our main sponsor, for arranging such a great day out for our youth section.

“More than 20 of our boys and girls received coaching from Somerset coaches in the school of excellence which was really special for them.

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“In all it was a fantastic experience for our youngsters.”

Managing Director of Thatchers Cider Martin Thatcher said: “An important part of our association with Somerset County Cricket Club has been the opportunity to involve our local community.

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“I’m delighted that this visit to the County Ground was such a success.”

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