Wednesday 21 March 2012 

Howzat! Somerset County Cricket Players Get Behind The Cheeselympics

Howzat! Somerset County Cricket Players Get Behind The Cheeselympics!
Howzat! Somerset County Cricket Players Get Behind The Cheeselympics!

Somerset County Cricket Club captain Marcus Trescothick and batsman James Hildreth have lent their support to this summer’s inaugural cheeselympics by explaining the games in a series of YouTube clips.

The Cheeselympics will form part of Somerset’s first ever Cider and Cheese Festival on Saturday 16th June at Quantock View, Nether Stowey, near Bridgwater. 

The clips plus full festival details are all available from

Ex Somerset County Cricket player, John Francis from Quantock View explains: “We’ve wanted to create a cider and cheese festival for some years now and thanks to a lot of hard work from the team here and at co-organisers Cricketer Farm our neighbours in Nether Stowey, it’s finally going to happen.  On the day we will have a full range of Somerset ciders on offer as well as some wonderful food to enjoy including beautiful handpicked cheeses from Cricketer Farm.”

Richard Villis, from Cricketer Farm continues; “As far as entertainment goes we have fantastic live music from locally renowned bands including Snappa and Almost the Hero and of course the Cheeselympic games.  To make sure that everyone understands the games we wanted to make some clips for YouTube to explain how it’s done, and we thought who better to demonstrate Somerset games like ‘cheese tossing’ and ‘apple smashing’ than Somerset Country Cricket players Maracus Trecothick and James Hildreth. The clips explain exactly what to do so that on 16th June we can let the games begin!"