SOMERSET County Cricket Club has announced plans to hold an event which will celebrate the efforts of the National Health Service during the coronavirus pandemic.

The announcement says: "Working with Love Musgrove and other local NHS charities, the club plans to collate fundraising efforts with an event at the Cooper Associates County Ground when safe to do so."

As part of the event, Somerset's players will wear the limited edition shirts which were designed by junior competition winner Tom, whose concept was chosen by club captain Tom Abell as the winning entry.

Five hundred limited edition shirts have been sold through the club shop, raising £4,500, and the player shirts are to be signed and auctioned off in order to boost the fundraising total.

Somerset chief executive Gordon Hollins said: “We are delighted to announce initial plans for an event at the ground to pay tribute to our local key workers.

"While we don’t know exactly when this may be able to take place, the ideas are certainly coming together and is a natural continuation from the release of our limited edition playing shirt.

"I know the Somerset players will be delighted to wear the shirt in some capacity and we hope to have more details on this over the coming weeks."

The limited edition shirts are expected to be delivered to buyers in early July, and more information about Somerset CCC's 'NHS Day' is to be released in due course.