WORK has begun on the restoration work at the Cooper Associates County Ground.

A large delivery of sand has arrived at the ground and will be used to level out areas of the outfield and improve drainage.

Somerset County Cricket Club confirmed the work will run until approximately Friday October 20, dependent on weather conditions.

A spokesperson from the club said: "The vital improvements are being carried out in order to level areas of the outfield and to aid drainage.

"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 will 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.