ARUL Suppiah will be the special guest of honour when the Somerset Stragglers hold their pre-season dinner in the Gallery Restaurant at the County Stores in Taunton on Friday, February 22 at 7 for 7.30pm.

Since they were established in 1900 Stragglers have become one of the best known sides not just in the county but across the South-West of England.

This season the Stragglers have another full fixture list and will be hoping for better weather in 2013, having lost a number of games to the rain last season.

In addition to the Somerset CCC 2013 Beneficiary there will be entertainment from Malcolm the Magician.

The dinner is open to all looks set to be another enjoyable occasion. Tickets, including a meal, cost £17 and can be obtained from Mike Giles on 01823-272450 (daytime) or 01823-331882 (evenings).