Somerset have announced changes to their pre-season schedule as a result of the recent poor weather conditions in the region.

The club were due to play their first friendly - a T20 double header against local rivals Gloucestershire - next Monday (March 19) but that has now been called off.

Instead, Somerset will travel to Bristol to take on the same opponents in a 50-over clash on Wednesday (March 21) before welcoming Worcestershire to the Cooper Associates County Ground - in a venue switch from Taunton Vale - for a two-day friendly the following day.

Somerset director of cricket Andy Hurry said: “Obviously it’s hugely disappointing to have to cancel the T20 matches, but the outfield is simply too wet to allow them to go ahead.

"However, after discussions with Gloucestershire we have been able to move the 50-over match to Bristol.

“The conditions at Taunton Vale are obviously similar, so we will be doing everything that we can to stage the Worcestershire match here at the Cooper Associates County Ground.

"We want to maximise the chances of this fixture taking place, so we have taken the decision to move it. We want to give ourselves the best possible chance of this fixture going ahead.”