WIN: Tickets to an evening with former Somerset cricket captain Brian Rose

PUBLISHED: 14:55 10 May 2019 | UPDATED: 17:20 10 May 2019

Somerset captain Brian Rose (right) and man of the match Viv Richards (left) hold the Gillette Cup aloft. Picture: S&G

Somerset captain Brian Rose (right) and man of the match Viv Richards (left) hold the Gillette Cup aloft. Picture: S&G

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Cricketing royalty will gather at Weston’s Grand Pier later this month, and Mercury readers could join in the action.

An evening with Brian Rose and former players will be held on May 24 at 7.30pm.

The event marks the 40th anniversary of Somerset County Cricket Club's Gillette Cup Final victory over Northamptonshire, the first trophy win in their history.

Brian, Somerset's captain that season, will be reunited on stage with a number of other former players, including Sir Ian Botham, one of the greatest all-rounders in cricketing history, Vic Marks and Andy Caddick, while current Somerset star Peter Trego will compere the evening.

Despite having won nothing during the previous 104 years, Somerset scooped five trophies during Brian's six-year tenure as captain.

The night opens with a fish and chip supper before Brian and his fellow speakers take to the stage to present a fascinating insight into the golden age of Somerset Cricket Club.

Brian was educated at Weston Grammar School for Boys and trained as a teacher before a successful career at Somerset as a left-handed opening batsman.

He played nine Test matches and two ODIs, where he scored 358 runs, and 270 first-class matches he scored 13,236 runs, with a career best of 205.

Brian is now back at Somerset as the club's president and released a book called Rosey: My Life in Somerset Cricket telling the story of those years, including the first trophy triumph.

Tickets, priced £20-200, are available at or on 01934 646155.

The Mercury has teamed up with Concierge UK to offer two readers a pair of tickets each to enjoy the event.

To enter the competition, simply answer the question below before the deadline of 10am on May 16.

Usual Archant competition rules apply, and the editor's decision is final.

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