SOMERSET completed an emphatic victory over West Country rivals Gloucestershire on Wednesday afternoon, winning the four-day warm-up match by an innings and 24 runs.

The first two days - played at the Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton - were more evenly contested, but once the action moved to Bristol it was Somerset who took control.

Gloucestershire had won the toss and opted to bat first, making 273 all out, with Gareth Roderick scoring 106 and 20-year-old seamer Nathan Gilchrist claiming 4-32 for Somerset.

Somerset then racked up the runs, with Eddie Byrom (70), Tom Abell (65), James Hildreth (48), George Bartlett (80) and Steve Davies (50, retired not out) firing them to 427-9 declared.

Gloucestershire had slid to 38-4 by the end of the third day, and ultimately they succumbed for 130 all out, handing Somerset the win just after lunch on Wednesday.

Josh Davey took 3-14 and Craig Overton 2-18, before Roelof van der Merwe (2-5) finished things off.

Somerset now look ahead to their opening competitive fixture of the shortened 2020 season, a Bob Willis Trophy at home to Glamorgan, which begins on Saturday (August 1) and runs through to Tuesday (August 4).

They will be without Tom Banton, Dom Bess, Lewis Gregory and Jack Leach for that match, due to England commitments.

Banton and Gregory are preparing for the One-Day International series against Ireland, with matches taking place tomorrow (July 30), Saturday (August 1) and Tuesday (August 4).

It has now been confirmed that spin bowlers Bess and Leach will stay within the England set-up for the first Test against Pakistan.

Bess, having helped England win the series against the West Indies, retains his place in a 14-man squad, while Leach is one of four reserves who will also be on site at Old Trafford, Manchester.

England squad: Joe Root (Yorkshire, captain), James Anderson (Lancashire), Jofra Archer (Sussex), Dominic Bess (Somerset), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Rory Burns (Surrey), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Zak Crawley (Kent), Sam Curran (Surrey), Ollie Pope (Surrey), Dom Sibley (Warwickshire), Ben Stokes (Durham), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire), Mark Wood (Durham).

Reserves: James Bracey (Gloucestershire), Ben Foakes (Surrey), Dan Lawrence (Essex), Jack Leach (Somerset).

The three Tests against Pakistan will take place between August and 25, and Somerset head coach Jason Kerr told the County Gazette: "I think it’s unlikely we will see [Bess and Leach] for some time.

“[England selection] is great for them, a shame for us, but [fellow spinner] Roelof van der Merwe has been in outstanding form, so maybe there’s an opportunity there for him.”

Babar Azam - who starred for Somerset in last year’s T20 Blast - has been named as Pakistan’s vice-captain for the series.