Somerset batsman and England Lions captain over the winter James Hildreth has been handed a new three-year contract at the club.
Hildreth, 26, put pen to paper ahead of the LV= County Championship match against Worcestershire
Somerset bowler Steve Kirby has suffered a foot injury while playing for the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) against Nottinghamshire in Abu Dhabi.
He took a blow to the left foot while batting on the opening day and did not feature in the second day's play of the curtain-raiser to the county season.
Somerset have confirmed the signing of Sri Lankan off-spinner Ajantha Mendis and the return of Kieron Pollard in Twenty20 cricket for the 2011 season.
Mendis will replace Indian left-arm spinner Murali Kartik in the first part of the season while Pollard, who helped Somerset finish the 2010 ECB Twenty20 Cup as runners-up, is likely to feature for the second half of the 2011 competition.