FIVE Somerset players have been named in a 30-strong training group ahead of England's first Test against the West Indies next month.

Dom Bess, Lewis Gregory, Jack Leach, Craig Overton and Jamie Overton will go into camp at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton, on Tuesday, June 23, ahead of the match which is due to start on Wednesday, July 8.

That means that Tom Banton is the only Somerset player selected for the England back-to-training group not to make this 30-man selection, but Taunton-born Jos Buttler is included.

Bess, Gregory, Leach and the Overton twins will live, prepare and train on-site at the Ageas Bowl from next week.

On Wednesday, July 1 the players will participate in a three-day practice match, after which the squad for the first Test will be selected.

The second and third Tests (July 16-20 and July 24-28) will both take place at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester.

National selector Ed Smith said: “Everyone involved with England is delighted that cricket is returning soon, and that the players are reporting for group training in preparation for the Test series against the West Indies.

“We’d also like to thank all the county coaches who have supported these players over the past few weeks."

Full England training group

Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), James Anderson (Lancashire), Jofra Archer (Sussex), Jonathan Bairstow (Yorkshire), Dominic Bess (Somerset), James Bracey (Gloucestershire), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Rory Burns (Surrey), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Zak Crawley (Kent), Sam Curran (Surrey), Joe Denly (Kent), Ben Foakes (Surrey), Lewis Gregory (Somerset), Keaton Jennings (Lancashire), Dan Lawrence (Essex), Jack Leach (Somerset), Saqib Mahmood (Lancashire), Craig Overton (Somerset), Jamie Overton (Somerset), Matthew Parkinson (Lancashire), Ollie Pope (Surrey), Ollie Robinson (Sussex), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Dom Sibley (Warwickshire), Ben Stokes (Durham), Olly Stone (Warwickshire), Amar Virdi (Surrey), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire), Mark Wood (Durham).

The red-ball coaching team for the three-match Test series has also been confirmed.

Graham Thorpe will support head coach Chris Silverwood in his role as Assistant Coach and specialise on batting.

Three coaches from the county game have been seconded - Lancashire head coach Glen Chapple as bowling coach; Gloucestershire head coach Richard Dawson will work with the spin bowlers; and Kent head coach Matthew Walker will work on batting.

Chris Read (wicketkeeping consultant) and Carl Hopkinson (ECB national lead fielding coach) make up the coaching group.

England men’s assistant coach Paul Collingwood will take charge of England’s ODI team later in the summer, when it is hoped that Ireland will visit for a three-match series.