This summer's T20 Blast cricket competition is underway this evening for Somerset against south west neighbours Gloucestershire.
Captain Marcus Trescothick and his team are determined to make a positive start to the competition in which they've finished runners-up in three of the last five years.
It's also the last trophy the Cidermen won in 2005.
Nick Compton and Dave Nosworthy, the Director of Cricket, say they're out to win but their local rivals are tough competition.
The new cricket season begins on Sunday and Somerset take on Yorkshire in the County Championship.
And as our sports correspondent Matthias Kurth reports, they have much to prove after flirting with relegation last season:
Somerset captain says time and injuries are catching up with him but he's not ready to hang up his gloves.Read the full story ›
The new cricket season begins this weekend. Somerset play their first division County Championship opener in Taunton on Sunday morning against Yorkshire. It's a competition Somerset have never won. We'll assess their chances on ITV News West Country at six this evening.
Devon's Heather Knight celebrates her 100 not out with Laura Marsh, during of the First Womens Ashes test match at Wormsley Cricket Ground, High Wycombe.
Knight plays club cricket for Plymstock Cricket Club.
Somerset and Gloucestershire return to YB40 action this afternoon.
The old rivals go head-to-head at the County Ground in Taunton from 1:45pm.
Somerset currently top Group C with 11 points from 8 games, just ahead on run rate of second placed Gloucestershire who have the same number of points but played one less.
Somerset County Cricket Club has been paying tribute to its former Captain, Brian Langford, who has died at the age of 77. You can read some of the memories and find out more about his career here.
Brian Langford died earlier this week, aged 77. He captained the Somerset county team between 1969 and 1971. Having made his first appearance for the club in 1953, he finally left Somerset in 1974 after playing in 504 matches.
“Signing this new contract means that I will be playing for Somerset into my mid 30s which is a huge personal achievement. Not many players have a career that length so I am very fortunate to get this opportunity with the Club that I love playing for.
These are very exciting times for Somerset and I feel that I have got a lot to offer with regards to us getting that first County Championship under our belts. It’s great to be given the security of knowing that I am a wanted man at the County Ground.”
We are delighted that Pete has signed a new contract with us. Since returning to his home county in 2006 he has been a major force in helping Somerset to become one of the most competitive sides in cricket.”