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Membership benefits for 2020 season.
Discussion started by nelliec , 08 October, 2019 19:03
Membership benefits for 2020 season.
nelliec 08 October, 2019 19:03
Next year if reports are true the CC will see the top 5 from this year play each other only once , and the 50 over competition will run alongside the 100. Both of these will input greatly on the quality of cricket at Taunton..
So for membership to remain at the same cost what ideas do members have to justify paying the same price.
One idea I’ve got would be to get an agreement with Gloucester allowing members of both clubs free entry to home and away games in the Cc and 50 over comp.
Any other ideas floating around?!?!

Re: Membership benefits for 2020 season.
Bagpuss 08 October, 2019 20:22
Also no KSL matches next year which have been included with membership. Although we *may* get a women's H*n*r*d match thrown in.

I think it unlikely Somerset and Gloucestershire would go for such a reciprocal arrangement for Som v Glos matches as these are likely to attract the biggest fate receipts in each format. Reciprocal arrangements between counties generally only allow free entry to matches where the home team is playing a county other than the one with the reciprocation.

Re: Membership benefits for 2020 season.
Grizzers 08 October, 2019 22:10
A bit of a tricky call for SCCC to make, given the current vacancies at the top of the management structure.

Grizzzly

Re: Membership benefits for 2020 season.
nelliec 08 October, 2019 22:24
Although having a ladies h*****d game might be an option for the club ,we don’t really want to go down that path at all.Before we know it half the cost will include trips to Wales

Re: Membership benefits for 2020 season.
Somerset LaLaLa 09 October, 2019 07:12
Does anyone know has membership been increasing or falling over recent years?

Re: Membership benefits for 2020 season.
nelliec 09 October, 2019 08:23
Went up dramatically for the 2018 season but strayed toughly the same last year,although the CC reverted from 9 teams to 8 teams I think

Re: Membership benefits for 2020 season.
Mike TA1 09 October, 2019 09:20
Bringing in a new type of membership, like a separate T20 or any other change in membership can effect membership totals.

Re: Membership benefits for 2020 season.
Loyal of Lhasa 09 October, 2019 20:41
Somerset members could be paid to attend Nevil Road...



LoL

Seventy-one Seasons a Somerset Supporter

Re: Membership benefits for 2020 season.
nelliec 20 October, 2019 20:58
Right then.Now the •••• 100 sides have been selected how do the county go about selling 50 over cricket to their loyal members.

Re: Membership benefits for 2020 season.
nelliec 20 October, 2019 21:05
So from last years winners we will have;
1. ?
2. ?
3. ?
4. Hildreth
5. ?
6. Bartlett
7. ?
8. ?
9. Jamie O
10.Davey
11. ?
Doesn’t look quite the same does it!!!

Re: Membership benefits for 2020 season.
Bagpuss 20 October, 2019 22:09
Considering the "cricket" alternative to watching a decimated Somerset defend their 50 over title is to trek across the Bridge to Cardiff, or do battle with the Bowl's park'n'ride, to watch a bastardised form of the game, something us members and supporters have been saying we would rather stick pins in our eyes than do, well it doesn't appear to be such a hard sell.

Perhaps we've been doing this wrong. Maybe all the supporters from the non Test counties should've been saying we were looking forward to spending our ££ supporting [insert team name] rather than our now rather unfashionable and definitely unsavoury li'l ole county side. Maybe that would've concentrated minds.

Re: Membership benefits for 2020 season.
Shepton Paul 2 21 October, 2019 07:56
I shall continue to watch and support whoever turns up and turns out for Somerset CCC.

Re: Membership benefits for 2020 season.
Bagpuss 21 October, 2019 08:46
As will I, SP. And many others. Which is good for Somerset as the !00 may have a lesser effect on their coffers than some other counties'. But bad, in that Somerset know this, so have fewer reasons to oppose the !00 than some other counties. A dichotomy (I think; LoL will know)

Re: Membership benefits for 2020 season.
Bobstan 21 October, 2019 21:19
LoL won't know a long word like dichotomy, Baggie.

Re: Membership benefits for 2020 season.
Loyal of Lhasa 21 October, 2019 21:41
Dichotomy? I'm a bifurcation man myself. (best when uttered by Tractor)

Re: Membership benefits for 2020 season.
Wickham 22 October, 2019 16:29
If LoL didn’t understand the word, surely he’d look it up in a dichotomy.

Re: Membership benefits for 2020 season.
Loyal of Lhasa 22 October, 2019 19:29
Since my dichotomy, a rather serious operation, I've been unable to communicate with Big Jim as I've had all my Welshness removed.



LoL

Seventy-one Seasons a Somerset Supporter

Re: Membership benefits for 2020 season.
Bobstan 22 October, 2019 19:55
That is clearly the most minor surgical procedure ever.

Re: Membership benefits for 2020 season.
Bagpuss 22 October, 2019 21:09
I think that's a Dai-chotomy

Re: Membership benefits for 2020 season.
Loyal of Lhasa 23 October, 2019 10:24
I KNOW it is - and that was the point...



LoL

Seventy-one Seasons a Somerset Supporter

Re: Membership benefits for 2020 season.
Clarence Parker 25 October, 2019 14:03
Premium Membership (presumably 1875 Club and Long Room) will be on sale from 4th November at the same prices as last year.

Re: Membership benefits for 2020 season.
nelliec 25 October, 2019 20:18
Which will probably mean that the other memberships will be kept the same despite the drop in first class cricket

Re: Membership benefits for 2020 season.
Grockle 26 October, 2019 17:13
The assumption must be that the lossof half our white ball side of choice for a month in the season will not alter the quality of the cricket played at Taunton.

Excellent. Though I doubt nembers are particularly convinced. I can't see how the county have any option but to blag it out despite losing 'premier' short form cricket and having restrictions put on their campaign to retain the 50 over trophy.

Look at it this way. You get cricket until the start of October!!



(Sm72)

Re: Membership benefits for 2020 season.
nelliec 28 October, 2019 15:03
So membership has been frozen for next year as probably expected due to The downgrading of the 50’s.No idea if any tour matches or woman’s games included

Re: Membership benefits for 2020 season.
nelliec 28 October, 2019 15:04
Any dates for fixture release??

Re: Membership benefits for 2020 season.
wsm fan 28 October, 2019 15:24
Will we get reduced entry to our local 100 side Welsh Fire fixtures as is included in the Glamorgan memberships?

I am also told the Surrey memberhsip includes FREE entry to the Oval 100 lot home matches.

I'm off to Ageas or Old Trafford anyway. More Somerset players in those 2 squads than our "local" Welsh Fire side.....

Re: Membership benefits for 2020 season.
Loyal of Lhasa 28 October, 2019 15:48
WSM: I have instructed the all-powerful Grockle to ban from this site anyone attending a Hundred match. You have been warned...



LoL

Seventy-one Seasons a Somerset Supporter

Re: Membership benefits for 2020 season.
cricketharris 28 October, 2019 17:09
Not that I am interested in going to watch, how is it that members of counties on whose grounds the city franchise games are played have free entry when members of other counties where city franchise games are not being played have to pay to enter the city franchise games? Surely not fair nor logical.

Re: Membership benefits for 2020 season.
Loyal of Lhasa 28 October, 2019 17:15
The plan is clearly unfair and I wonder whether it could be challenged in the courts. The plan is also rather stupid as it will alienate a great many people.



LoL

Seventy-one Seasons a Somerset Supporter

Re: Membership benefits for 2020 season.
nelliec 28 October, 2019 17:32
I still think concessions for Som & Gloucester supporters for free entry to each other s CC games would be a good compromise

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