2015 Fixtures: first up for Somerset is Durham at home

into 2015Matthew Maynard’s Somerset will start their 2015 LV= County Championship campaign with two home games and will also finish the season with a home game at Taunton too.

First up is the visit of Durham on 12th April, were Jim Allenby is likely to make his Somerset debut, and then there is a ten-day break before the visit of Middlesex to the County Ground on the 26th, and the likely return to Taunton of Nick Compton.

Somerset take to the road for the first time on 3rd May with the nearest away game in the Championship as they head north up the M5 for a couple of hours to newly promoted Worcestershire.

There will be another break in the domestic schedule with the visit of the touring New Zealanders from Friday 8th May before the team embark on their second away trip, this time at Trent Bridge where Nottinghamshire will be the hosts.

The NatWest Blast T20 campaign also starts with a home game when Sussex will be the visitors on Friday 22nd May and this is immediately followed by one of the plum fixtures in the calendar as reigning Champions Yorkshire start a four-day game at Taunton from Sunday 24th.

The first away T20 fixture is at Chelmsford against Essex on Friday 29th May which is the first of a double-header that weekend with Kent visiting Taunton two days later on the last day of that month. The south east side beat Somerset three times in one day games in 2014 so revenge will very much be the order of the day.

On Friday 12th June every Somerset supporter’s least favourite team, Surrey, come to town for a T20 fixture and this kick-starts a busy period for the cidermen with 12 games or day’s play in just 15. Maynard and Allenby head back to Cardiff the day after the Surrey game on Saturday 13th for a T20 fixture that may see Craig Meschede make an appearance against his Somerset team-mates for Glamorgan, for whom he is on loan for the entire 2015 season.

Friday 3rd July is likely to be a busy day in Taunton as Gloucestershire make the short trip down the M5 for a T20 fixture. This game is always a sell-out and that is likely to happen again in 2015, especially with the construction of the new pavilion still scheduled to be incomplete.

Somerset’s T20 campaign will end as it did in 2014 with a home fixture against Middlesex on 24th July. Let’s hope by this game the home team have already safely qualified for the quarter-final stages.

Two days later sees the start of the Royal London One Day Cup with a home game against Derbyshire. All eight fixtures in this tournament will be played consecutively and uninterrupted with further home games against Durham, Worcestershire and old foes Surrey while the team will play at Bristol on Sunday 2nd August, whilst also taking in the sights of Northampton and Scarborough before the group stages of the campaign comes to a close at Leicester on Tuesday 18t August.

The scheduled season will finish with five Championship games, three of them at home. An exciting trip to Leeds kick-starts a busy September and the season ends with a home date against Warwickshire starting Tuesday 22nd September.

Let’s hope these final games are intertwined around one day semi-finals and finals!

So start planning your season now! It will be here before you know it!

The full fixture list is below.

Fixtures 2015