Milverton, Somerset

Recreation Ground matters in June

This year sees the 100th Anniversary of the grand opening of the Milverton Recreation Ground on Whit-Tuesday afternoon 1923. The Taunton and Western Courier Newspaper covered the event, reporting that ‘through the efforts of Colonel Blunt and a large Committee of the townspeople of Milverton, they are now the proud possessors of a large and valuable public recreation ground.

Colonel Blunt presided over the event as the MP for the division, Mr Hope-Simpson, was delayed in London. Having opened the event, Colonel Blunt went on to explain that the cost of the ground was £400, of which £345 had been raised by public subscriptions’. A framed list of subscribers can be found hanging on the wall in the Pavilion Bar. The Trustees intend to produce a full copy of the newspaper article to be displayed next to the list of subscribers. Thanks to Maggie Dinning for finding the article.

Work on the Toilet block renovation continues, with the roof, internal and external decorations now complete.

Cricket fixtures

This Cricket Season there are two teams playing their home matches at the Recreational Ground. Ian Pincombe Captains the Milverton side who are playing non-league matches on selected Wednesdays and Sundays.

Oliver Buckingham Captains the Huish team who play in the West Somerset Cricket League and host their home matches on Saturdays. Huish took the decision to make Milverton Recreational Ground their home last season. All players are local and are playing a huge part in the maintenance of our delightful grounds. If anyone, male or female over 14 years is interested in joining either of teams, please email or message on
07595 483090

Home matches

Saturday 27 May  
Huish v Crowcombe
2pm start – bar open from 1pm
Saturday 3 June            
Huish v Ashbrittle
2pm start – bar open from 1pm
Saturday 17 June              
Huish v Timberscombe
2pm start – bar open from 1pm

Opening times


  • Saturday 27 May from 3pm
  • Wednesday 31 May from 4pm


  • Saturday 3 June from 1pm
  • Wednesday 7 June from 4pm
  • Friday 9 June from 4pm
  • Friday 16 June from 4pm
  • Saturday 17 June from 1pm
  • Wednesday 21 June from 1pm
  • Friday 23 June from 4pm
  • Friday 30 June from 3pm

Enquires email at or call on 07595 483090 or 07540 613874