SOMERSET County Cricket Club will begin renovation work to the outfield at the Cooper Associates County Ground this week.

Starting on Tuesday September 26, the renovation work is expected to last until Friday October 20, dependent on weather conditions.

The improvements are being carried out in order to level areas of the outfield and to aid drainage.

A spokesperson from the club has said: "The work will have a number of implications on wider ground operations during this time.

"We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause."

The works mean that:

  • The right hand side of St James Street car park will be closed to the public due to the storage of materials and machinery.
  • The left hand side of St James Street Car Park will remain open for public parking.
  • The area within the Priory Bridge Road car park will become a temporary storage area for the spoil which will be removed from the outfield.
  • Those visiting Somerset County Sports will need to do so via the Museum Entrance.