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Somerset County Cricket Club have opened a new shop at the Cooper Associates County Ground selling branded leisurewear and a range of other merchandise.

A special opening event was held on Friday evening with local dignitaries, with Somerset's Marcus Trescothick and James Hildreth on hand to cut the ribbon alongside Mayor of Taunton Deane Catherine Herbert.

The SCCC Shop will be open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

Any 2019 SCCC Members will receive 10% off their purchase.

Somerset County Sports (SCS) have reiterated that their store, also at the CACG, is remaining open.

SCS said: "Just a reminder to those that keep asking - we are not closing down.

"We will continue to be the only place to buy Somerset CCC official clothing and will continue to have a wide range of cricket equipment."

Check out our picture gallery from Friday's opening above.