THE vast majority of Somerset's first team squad have entered 'The Hundred' draft ahead of Sunday's player auction.

The new 100-ball tournament begins next summer and is made up of eight city-based teams.

Welsh Fire, whose men's games will be played in Cardiff, is the nearest of these to Taunton, while the women's side will have matches in Taunton and Bristol.

Somerset starlet Tom Banton has already been snapped up by Welsh Fire as a 'local icon' in the £100,000 price bracket and plenty of his teammates are hoping to join him in the tournament.

Tom Abell, Kasey Aldridge, George Bartlett, Dom Bess, Jack Brooks, Eddie Byrom, Josh Davey, Steve Davies, Ben Green, Lewis Gregory, James Hildreth, Tom Lammonby, Jack Leach, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, Ollie Sale, Roelof van der Merwe and Max Waller will all have their names in the draft, which is live on Sky Sports and the BBC Sport website from 6pm on Sunday.

They are each set in the 'no reserve price' category, along with the majority of domestic players who have put themselves forward.

The only players in the Somerset first team squad not to sign up for the draft are Lewis Goldsworthy and Nathan Gilchrist.

Recently departed Somerset players Tim Groenewald, Peter Trego and Paul van Meekeren are also involved, as is Tom Banton's younger brother, Jacques, who plays for Worcestershire.

Babar Azam, the leading run scorer in the 2019 Vitality Blast while playing for Somerset, is in the £75,000 bracket of overseas players.

The full list can be seen here.

'The Hundred' has divided opinion since its inception, particularly in the Westcountry.

Any Somerset players who are selected to play in 'The Hundred' will be unavailable for next season's domestic 50-over tournament, of which Somerset are the holders, as the two competitions are to run alongside one another.