SOMERSET County Cricket Club has parted company with chief executive Andrew Cornish, it has been reported.

Cornish's departure – as reported by George Dobell of ESPNcricinfo – would leave Somerset searching for a fourth chief executive inside two years.

Cornish was named as successor to Lee Cooper in March 2018, Cooper resigning just nine months after taking on the role from Guy Lavender.

This would also see Somerset without a permanent chief executive or chairman, with Richard Brice taking over as acting chairman following the recent death of Charles Clark.

Moreover, at the end of last month, the club announced that chief operating officer Sally Donoghue was stepping down, in order to spend more time with family.

Former club cricketer and Liverpool Airport boss Cornish has overseen what would appear to be a successful season so far for Somerset, on the field at least.

The team have already won the Royal London One-Day Cup, and could yet add the T20 Blast and first ever County Championship title to that silverware.

However, the ESPN article states that "the club are concerned about a projected shortfall against their upbeat financial predictions".

Somerset CCC has declined to comment on the story.