Andy Caddick, now on the comeback trail following a back operation in the autumn, has once again confirmed his future with the Cidermen and has set himself a target of taking 1,000 wickets for the county (writes Richard Walsh).

The England man has been an important part of the set up at the County Ground since first playing for Somerset Second XI back in 1989.

Since then, he has played in almost 190 first class matches for the county and numerous one day matches, as well as making more than 60 Test match appearances and playing in 54 one day internationals.

Chief executive Peter Anderson told me: "Andy Caddick's short term ambition is to play for England once again, but his medium term ambition is to play for Somerset County Cricket Club so that his record shows that he has taken 1,000 wickets for the club.

The Somerset boss continued: "Andy is important to Somerset as a role model for the up and coming fast bowlers that we have in the system and also for the help that he will give them when he takes the field alongside them."

Caddick told me: "As always I am grateful to Somerset County Cricket Club for their help in my rehabilitation and as always I am committed to the Somerset cause.

He continued: "If I can give the club three more years after my England career is over I shall be very pleased."

Meanwhile, only a handful of copies remain of Eddie Lawrence's excellent book which contains the career details of every player and a photographic record of all but a few of Somerset's first class cricketers.

It is available from the Somerset Cricket Museum (01823 275893) priced £30.

Keith Parsons' 2004 Benefit Tie is also available from the club office or the Cricket Shop in return for a £10 donation.

Both would make an ideal Christmas present for a Somerset fan.

The AGM of Somerset CCC will take place in the Colin Atkinson Pavilion on Monday, December 15, starting at 7.30pm.