County Ground is located within Taunton was established in 1882, but the first championship match was played here in 1891. 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. The County Ground is both home stadium for both the England Women’s Cricket team and the Somerset County Club. It will be hosting three matches in the tournament.
The only time in first-class cricket, anywhere in the world, that a bowler did not concede a single run in his allotted overs happened in Yeovil. Brian Langford completed his eight overs for no runs whilst playing for Somerset against Essex in the Player’s County League at Johnson Park in 1969. Taunton was the first town in England to be lit permanently by electric street lighting in 1881. This was 12 months before the Electric Lighting Act of 1882 that enforced the switch from oil lamps to electric across the UK.