SOMERSET CCC has announced that their head of the talent pathway Steve Snell will leave the club at the end of November.

Snell will take on a new role at Gloucestershire CCC as their performance director.

Originally Snell joined Somerset as a wicketkeeper back in 2011 and in 2014 he was appointed as the Second XI coach and also the academy director.

Speaking on his time at the club, Steve said it has truly been an enjoyable seven years.

“It’s been an absolute pleasure to work with everyone at the Club during that time; I’m really excited to be taking on a new challenge, but I will miss Somerset and all the people associated with the Club.

"I take a lot of pride in the journey that we’ve all been on together and I would like to think that the work we have been doing has made a positive difference to Somerset Cricket and has had a significant impact on the players we have worked with within the professional and recreational game," Snell said.

During his time at the Cooper Associates County Ground, Steve has overseen the continued progression of the Somerset Pathway.

Somerset director of cricket, Andy Hurry said the club is grateful for the work Steve has done in his time there.

“Steve should be extremely proud of everything that he has achieved during his time with Somerset.

"Under his leadership, our Pathway system has continued to develop and to be the envy of the domestic game, and the number of players who have made the successful transition from the Pathway to the First XI speaks for itself," Hurry said.

Steve is no stranger to Bristol and will be returning to the County for which he had a successful First Class career.