Calling all keepers! Alex Barrow plans special event in aid of Trego’s benefit appeal

Somerset keeper-batsman Alex Barrow is planning a training session for wicketkeepers at the County Ground in aid of Pete Trego’s Benefit Year appeal.

Alex is looking for five keepers from clubs in the West of England Premier League to attend the training session with him at the Centre of Excellence at Taunton.

He asked for The Incider’s help in publicising the event: “For Peter Trego’s benefit year, I am going to run a training session for keepers one evening at the County Ground.

“Hopefully to teach a thing or two, but also to help raise a few pounds for Tregs.”

The five lucky keepers taking part will get to work with the Merlin machine and go through the drills and exercises that the Somerset players use daily.

Alex plans to issue a video soon to provide more insight as to what the evening will involve.

Taking part will cost £25 per person and money will go towards the benefit fund. Any keepers interested in taking part or finding out more should contact Alex directly on Twitter at @Bazrick18.

Sounds like a great way for keepers to develop their skills using the latest technology and skills at the County Ground – and support a fantastic cause at the same time!

Barrow tweet

  • Meanwhile Pete Trego’s official Benefit Year website has gone live with details of a number of exciting events throughout the whole of 2015. You can visit the website at

The first event is a dinner, with live band and comedian at the Grand Pier, Weston Super Mare, this Saturday 31 January. There will be a further dinner at the County Ground in Taunton, also with a comedian and live band, the following Saturday 7 February. Other events being planned include a golf day, a celebrity cricket match at the County Ground, a celebrity football at Weston-super-Mare Football Club and much, much more!