TOM Lammonby has reflected on a “proud moment” after making his senior Somerset debut against Kent on Saturday night.

The 19-year-old all-rounder, who hails from Exeter, picked up 1-35 from his four overs on his bow, which came in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

“I had an inkling I might play as Lewis [Gregory] was with the Ashes camp, and I found out about an hour before the start,” Lammonby said.

“There was a bit of added pressure with it being on TV but once it started it just felt like any other game of cricket.

“Everything went so quickly and before I knew it I was at the top of my mark ready to run in.”

Lammonby’s first over, the 13th of the innings, went for just three and he picked up his first Somerset wicket in his next over as Sean Dickson was caught behind.

“I started well but conceded more than I would have liked at the death,” he said.

“It was nice to bowl through for my four overs and having the backing of Tom [Abell] to do that was great.

“It was a bigger crowd than I am used to and I was on the boundary for a time so picked up a bit of stick!

“But it was a great occasion, a proud moment for me and I really enjoyed it."

Lammonby, whose left-arm seam offers Somerset an alternative option in their attack, has also relished learning from new signing Babar Azam.

“It feels surreal to be playing with the best T20 player in the world,” he said.

“If you had told me two months ago I’d be lining up alongside him I wouldn’t have believed you.

“We are fortunate as our overseas and senior players are great to talk to off the field as well as being class players on it.

"We are a close squad and there is a family atmosphere around the club."

An example of that was the Royal London One-Day Cup final at Lord's, when Somerset ended their 14-year wait for silverware.

"It was my first time at Lord's and the whole squad went up," he said.

"It was an amazing day and it created a real buzz around the whole club.

"We celebrated that win and then the emphasis was on re-focusing on the other competitions.

"We could hardly have asked for a better start to this season and we now have to target more trophies."

Having seen the likes of George Bartlett and Tom Banton successfully transition into the first team this summer, Lammonby is hoping to follow suit.

"Seeing Tom and George play like they have does act as inspiration for me and the other second team players," he said.

"It is a credit to the coaches and the system we have here.

“I know I have to adapt to this level and push on but I am confident I can do that.

“T20, in particular, can be a brutal game so I can't let myself get too up or too down.

"The main thing for me is to make sure I keep enjoying my cricket and stay level headed.”