In the final instalment of our three part special, we go through the remaining six counties and their membership packages and benefits for 2016. Please note that these are only guides. For more comprehensive information, follow the links given to the relevant county’s website.
Somerset, whose facilities have been boosted by the opening of the new Somerset pavilion incorporating the return of the famous Stragglers Bar, offer a range of membership packages.
Championship Adult Membership costs £154 until 3 February 2016, when the price rises to £184. This gives free entry to all LV= County Championship and group matches in the Royal London One Day Cup. Joint membership for two people from the same household costs £289.
Platinum Membership costs £224 and gives entry to all of the above plus NatWest T20 group games and tourist matches. Joint Platinum Membership costs £399 and family Membership for two adults and two juniors costs £439.
Juniors can get the same benefits as Platinum Members for just £25, by joining either the Wyverns (for ages 13 to 18 year olds) or the Stumpy Sloggers (for under 13s).
Platinum Members, Wyverns and Stumpy Sloggers can upgrade to Plus membership which provides an allocated seat in the Marcus Trescothick stand for all T20 Group games plus tourist games. For adults and juniors, this costs an extra £40.
Additional benefits of membership include:
- Access to the Members Only seating areas including the Somerset Pavilion and Sir Ian Botham Stand.
- Members Only bar in the Colin Atkinson Pavilion (County Room).
- Two free LV= County Championship guest passes.
- One free RL One-Day Cup group match guest pass.
- One free scorecard per LV= County Championship home match.
- 10% discount on all Somerset County Cricket Club branded clothing at Somerset County Sports.
Somerset’s memberships can be purchased at http://www.somersetcountycc.co.uk
The County Adult membership, allowing access to all Surrey’s home fixtures including entry to the pavilion at the Kia Oval as well as the Members’ Enclosures at Guildford, is priced at £194. For 16-21 year olds, it’s £65.
Covering all domestic cricket except the T20 Blast, the Championship package costs £144. Access to all white-ball cricket, somewhat misleadingly titled the T20 Membership, will cost the same. Both of these also include priority access for two tickets for Test Matches and two for One-Day Internationals at the Kia Oval, while County memberships include priority access for eight Test tickets and four ODI tickets.
Formerly the Hollioake Club Membership, the Pride of Lions membership gives under-16s access to all Surrey home fixtures at just £20, and includes a membership pack and exclusive junior member events.
Finally, the most popular is the Surrey and England membership. Prices begin at £225, and give members an allocated seat for internationals as well as the first option to buy international tickets for that seat, in addition to the standard County Adult benefits.
For more, please see https://www.kiaoval.com
Sussex’s executive membership comes at a cost of £714. For that you get entry into all matches over the season as well as up to two guest passes.
Their normal membership price is £250 for the season. Again that gives you the option of attending all Sussex home games as well as the other membership benefits such as entry into the pavilion, full voting rights and entry to selected race meetings in the area.
A slightly cheaper option is the Championship+ membership which will set you back £200 and allows you entry to the Championship and Royal London One Day Cup matches while a separate T20 membership can be purchased for £120.
Children can get a Junior Sharz membership for £15 for the year, which is a good priced incentive to get the future stars of the game into Hove.
Go to http://www.sussexcricket.co.uk to purchase memberships
Warwickshire Membership prices have not increased for 2016. With the early payment discount, Full Pavilion Membership for those aged 21-60 costs £200. This rises on 1 February to £225. It gives members:
- Access to all Domestic matches including LVCC, 50 Over Cup and NatWest T20 Blast
- Four free guest tickets to be used at LVCC and 50 Over Cup matches
- Priority booking for Major Match Tickets
- Access to Members Only areas for all Domestic games
- Discounts on Club merchandise
- A Programme of Members’ events and a Complimentary Yearbook
For those aged 61 and over, the cost of the same benefits is £180 (£205 from 1st February). For families (two adults and two children) the cost is £300 (£350), for under 21s (16-21), it is £50 (£75) and for under 16s, the Grizzly Club offers the same benefits for just £25 with no post-January price increase.
Warwickshire also offer a Disabled Membership for just £50, with free Carer Membership.
The exclusive 1882 Club costs £350 (rising to £400) and provides seating on the 1882 balcony plus access to the Jaguar Suite.
Memberships can be bought at http://www.edgbaston.com
There’s an array of membership packages for those wishing to attend New Road in 2016. The standard package costs from £184, allowing numerous perks including entry to all home LV County Championship and Royal London One-Day Cup games as well as a free Junior Membership.
For those looking to spend a little more, there’s the option of a Club Elite Membership for £400, including balcony seating, while Elite Cricket Membership gives fans entry to all games in all formats, including any potential knockout fixtures.
Those aged between 18 and 24 inclusively can enjoy membership for £99, and anyone 17 and under can get entry to all games played at New Road for just £25.
The Pears are also offering a T20 only package, allowing fans to attend all seven home games in the Blast for £80.
For more information, go to http://wccc.co.uk
Yorkshire’s memberships are straightforward and offer the following:
- Full membership – access to ALL home fixtures at Headingley or Scarborough
- One Day membership – access to all RLODC or Natwest T20 Blast fixtures at Headingley or Scarborough (excluding quarter finals)
- Balcony membership – reserved for those who are renewing their membership
- Natwest T20 Blast only package – 7 matches for £70
- If you are a YCCC member you will also receive access to a 5 day pass for any Test matches played at Headingley
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Please note: the early bird option is available only until December 18th.
Go to http://yorkshireccc.com for more information.