The home of Somerset will stage three fixtures at next year's ICC Cricket World Cup.
COUNTY GROUND TAUNTON
Three ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 fixtures will be held at the County Ground Taunton, home of Somerset County Cricket Club.
Overlooked by the towers of three churches, the County Ground Taunton is one renowned for its character and history.
It has been in use since 1882, and staged one game in the 1983 World Cup and two in 1999, including India’s clash with Sri Lanka, where they racked up a huge 373/6.
In 2017, the County Ground Taunton was host to the ICC Women’s World Cup, with seven fixtures taking place at the ground.
HOW TO GET THERE
It’s never too early to start thinking about your travel!
Plan ahead so you can make the most out of your day at the County Ground Taunton during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.
The County Ground Taunton is located near to Taunton town centre and just half a mile from Taunton Station, where there are regional and national rail services which link Taunton with Bristol, London, Birmingham and destinations further afield. For further information about rail services to and from Taunton please visit: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
During the tournament there will be an official walking route which will connect Taunton Station to the County Ground Taunton; this walking route will be staffed by World Cup Cricketeers and supported through the use of additional signage.
A Park and Ride service will be in operation for each of the match days with the location and the frequency of the bus services to be confirmed in early 2019. There is no parking available directly at the venue, while details of blue badge parking will be announced in early 2019.
County Ground Taunton
St James Street
THINGS TO DO IN TAUNTON
There’s more to life than work, and Taunton Deane is not only one of the most attractive places to locate to, it offers a unique environment and great quality of life too.
With a population of under 60,000 and located between two areas of outstanding natural beauty, The Blackdown and The Quantock Hills, Taunton is genuinely the best of all worlds, you can choose from rural, suburban or urban environments, and benefit from short, easy commutes.
Taunton offers a thriving dynamic cultural life and is home to our amazing County Ground.
The area is well supplied with golf courses and tennis clubs, indoor swimming pools and leisure centres. There is a comprehensive, high-achieving rugby, football, hockey and cycling clubs, if horse racing is more your thing, Taunton Racecourse can provide a thrilling afternoon out.
The Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre and The Brewhouse Theatre offer wonderful performance venues with outstanding facilities. Both provide the community with a busy year long programme of performances and classes open to all the family.
Taunton town centre boasts award-winning public open spaces, these come alive with festivals, street theatre and the hugely popular Taunton Flower Show. Markets and family events regularly occupy the spaces, making the most of the town centre.
Two areas of outstanding natural beauty covering 46,900 hectares
156 parks and recreational gardens
Home to Somerset County Cricket Club with 110,000 visits annually on match days
The Old Stone Cider Press was a gift to Taunton and its people in the Golden Jubilee year in 1971.
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 has a full, dedicated security team working on plans for a safe and secure tournament for all participants and spectators.
We are working with police in all our host cites and the national security services to ensure the security provided at the tournament is of the highest order, while existing security staff at all CWC19 host venues are receiving additional training in the build-up to the tournament.
There will be enhanced security plans at all our host venues with visible security measures taking place, as well as other non-visible measures happening throughout the tournament, inside and outside the stadium.
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