Somerset County Cricket Club have raised more than £5,000 for the Pakistan Flood Appeal through an online auction.

The money will be collected over the next week and sent to the Citizens Foundation (UK), who are directly helping those affected by the floods.

It has been raised by bids for various items of cricketing memorabilia, donated by Somerset players past and present from their own personal collections, along with other gifts from members and other sports.

The appeal was launched at Somerset’s LV= Insurance County Championship home game against Gloucestershire earlier this month and bidding closed on Sunday evening.

One item alone, a shirt signed by the entire England team from the third Test Match against South Africa and organised by Marcus Trescothick, raised more than £500.

Items were also successfully won from countries all over the world, including South Africa and the USA.

Ben Warren, head of digital at Somerset CCC, said: “As the club has forged such strong links with Pakistan cricket, particularly in recent years with the signing of several top players, we wanted to do something to help the Flood Appeal.

“The response has been overwhelming. I emailed each of our players to see if they had items they could donate and they were eager to get involved.

“Members also responded when the auction was announced, as did people from outside the club. The number of items grew well beyond what we had hoped for.

“It was a way of demonstrating the club’s commitment to the wider community. Bids came in from all over the world and we are delighted with the amount of money raised.”

Signed England shirts were donated by Somerset players Jack Leach and Craig Overton, along with ones worn in county matches by Tom Abell, Imam-ul-Haq, Will Smeed and Max Waller.

Somerset member Stuart Tudball gifted a large, framed print from an England versus Australia match at Lord’s in 1866, which fetched more than £200.

National Hunt racing trainer, Alex Dunn, donated a morning visit to her gallops, while other auction items included a scorecard signed by Chris Gayle from the T20 match against Kent at Taunton in 2015, in which he hit 151 not out, and a canvas print signed by Lord Ian Botham.

Warren said: “With two Pakistan players, Imam-ul-Haq and Sajid Khan, in our team this season, the unbelievable response to the auction is even more heart-warming.”

Imam expressed his personal gratitude over the club’s initiative.

He said: “It shows how cricket can come together as a family to address wider issues such as the disaster which has hit my country.

"I feel proud to be associated with a club like Somerset.”