100 teams began the road to Taunton, fighting for a place in one of the Somerset Cricket Foundation KO Cup finals in partnership with Somerset County Sports. Now only 6 teams remain, having successfully dodged the summer’s wet weather, and they will be battling it out for glory on the hallowed turf of The Coopers Associates County Ground on Sunday 3rd September.
Minor Cup, 10:00
Chard CC 2nd XI v Chilcompton Sports CC
Chard CC 2nd XI play in the Somerset Cricket League Div 3, whilst Chilcompton Sports play in B&D Div 4, both teams find themselves in the danger zone of the league table, so both will be looking for glory in the Minor Cup final. The final will be unknown territory for both teams, neither of which have played at the County Ground, or against each other before.
Chard’s route to the final included victories over South Petherton, Yeovil and Long Sutton before booking their place in the final.
Chilcompton Sports confirmed their finalists position by defeating Blagdon, Timsbury, Purnell and Bedminster.
Major Cup, 13:00
Bath CC v Bridgwater CC 2nd XI
A seemingly mismatch of teams, Bath CC are riding high in WEPL Premier One, whilst Bridgwater 2nds have had a tough season and are languishing at the foot of the WEPL Premier Two Bristol & Somerset division.
Bath’s route to the final has been smooth, with comprehensive victories over Frome, Midsomer Norton, Bath and finally Clevedon.
Bridgwater 2nds cruised to the semi-finals before an exciting run chase saw them win off the last ball of the innings against 2021 & 2022 finalists Ilminster.
Both Clubs know each other well, and each will be hoping to bring home the trophy which Bath last won in 2018. This is the first time a 2nd XI has competed in the Major Cup final!
Intermediate Cup, 16:00
Uphill Castle CC v Castle Cary CC
These are two teams that know each other well, and only 5 points separate them in the SCL Division 1 with two league games left to play.
Uphill Castle have experienced a real resurgence this season, playing all rounds of the cup at home until the semi-final. They beat off Old Bristolians Westbury, Lympsham & Belvedere, Burnham-on-Sea and Winscombe, keeping alive those local rivalries, before an 8 wicket victory over Cranmore booked their first final at the Coopers Associates County Ground.
Castle Cary have batted second in each of their games, and look comfortable chasing, having beaten Kilmington & Stourton, Long Sutton, Ilminster and Bridgwater 3rds.
This could be a very well matched final.
match day arrangements
The ground will be open from 8.30am, with Straggler open serving food and drink all day!
Parking is available in the St James Street Car Park on a first come, first serve basis.
To attend, please book your free ticket here