SOMERSET County Cricket Club has announced that membership for the 2021 season will go on sale one week from today, with prices frozen at 2020 levels.

Membership sales will open at 10am next Tuesday, December 1, with the club hopeful of welcoming spectators back to the Cooper Associates County Ground after a year of behind-closed-doors cricket.

The club recognises that the Covid-19 pandemic has had an impact on household finances, and therefore prices will remain as they were in 2020.

There will also be an 'early bird' discount window, ending at 23:59 on Monday, February 1, 2021.

Members who donated their fee in 2020 can claim a further £20 reduction on that 'early bird' price - £50 on the full price - if they purchase membership before that deadline.

The club has also confirmed a 'Covid-19 Assurance Policy', which "aims to provide members with peace of mind in the event of local or national restrictions impacting on attendances".

The announcement adds: "If capacities are restricted due to such measures, ‘early bird’ members who submit their application before January 31 will be given priority access to the County Ground ahead of other members and ticket buyers".

Membership renewal packs are to be posted out to 2020 members in the week commencing November 30, and confirmed prices will be announced in due course.

Somerset chief executive Gordon Hollins is to host a virtual members' forum on December 8, from 7pm, to give an update on the club and answer supporters' questions.