SOMERSET paceman Jamie Overton is set for surgery this winter to remedy a persistent ankle injury.

Speaking after the first day's play against Yorkshire, which saw Overton score a vital unbeaten 40 with the bat and receive his county cap, said: "I have a bone spur on my left ankle, which has been there since March, but only began troubling me recently.

"I am hoping to manage it through our last three games, but I have already spoken to a surgeon and the spur will be removed at the end of the season.

"It may hurt at times but if we win the Championship it will all be worth it."

On the receiving of his cap, the 25-year-old said: "It felt great.

"Eight years of hard work have led up to it and it seems I have been around for a long time.

"It is recognition of what I have done for Somerset and I feel privileged to join the list of the players capped by the club I love."

Overton's first-day knock helped Somerset post a competitive score, having been 85-6, but they fell agonisingly short of a batting point as the final wicket fell with the score on 199/

"I have been working hard on my batting and was pleased to get some runs when they were needed today," Overton said.

"Tom Abell was the glue for our innings and enabled the rest of us to play with a bit more freedom.

"The pitch is tacky. The ball is turning because the surface is soft and it was a big wicket for us getting Gary Ballance out so near the close."