Somerset to host West Indies

PUBLISHED: 16:36 08 January 2007 | UPDATED: 10:25 24 May 2010

Somerset County Cricket Club have just announced that there will international cricket at the County Ground again this summer when the 2007 World Cup favourites the West Indies

Somerset County Cricket Club have just announced that there will international cricket at the County Ground again this summer when the 2007 World Cup favourites the West Indies visit Taunton in May.After recording memorable one-day victories over Australia and Sri Lanka in the past two seasons, Somerset have the chance to test themselves against the West Indies in what will be the 18th meeting between the two sides.The Somerset team of 2007 will be looking to emulate the result that the county achieved in 2000, when they recorded a 269 victory over the tourists, their first since 1939, thanks to a career best of 193 not out from Keith Parsons and a hat trick from Jason Kerr to finish the match off in style.The three-day match against the West Indies gets underway at the County Ground on Saturday May 14th and in view of Somerset's recent results against international teams and the World Cup that will have only concluded a short while earlier, the club is expecting a sell out crowd on all three days.With the exception of Platinum and Life members all of those attending will need to purchase a ticket and in view of the large demand the advice is to purchase well in advance.Tickets are now available for purchase on the official Somerset website at www.somersetcountycc.com or by telephoning the ticket hotline on 0845 337 1875.A three-day pass is available, costing £30, which represents a saving of £21 on the daily rate, while the pass for Under 16's costs £10, a saving of £5. The daily rate for tickets is £17 for adults and £5 for Under 16's.In making this announcement chief executive Richard Gould said: "It is fantastic news that we will have the West Indies playing a three day game at the County Ground because there is always a carnival atmosphere when they are in town. Like our previous games against international sides we are expecting a sell out crowd so the advice to everyone is to buy tickets early to avoid disappointment.

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