YOUNG cricket fans are in for a treat in early March as the Cricket World Cup trophy comes to Taunton.

The trophy will travel across Somerset on March 4-5 as part of the build-up to this summer's tournament in England and Wales.

Taunton is hosting three group matches and taking part in the 100-day 'trophy tour' across the nation.

First up, on March 4, the trophy will be taken to schools across the county and later take centre stage at an event for Somerset CCC's junior members.

The following day, the trophy will visit the West Somerset Railway before coming back into Taunton for an appearance at a school, after which it will be on general display.

What's more, three lucky fans have the chance to get a personal visit from the trophy during the tour.

Members of the public can nominate someone who they feel deserves to be recognised for their contribution to cricket and the wider community to win a visit from the trophy - click here to find out more.

Somerset CCC CEO Andrew Cornish said: “To be playing an active role within the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is genuinely an honour.

"The tournament as a whole is certainly going to be one to remember, and the Trophy Tour will play a large part in that.

“To be able to give local people, and local children in particular, the chance to interact with such a prestigious trophy truly is a money can’t buy experience and we are really excited about being able to spread the word about this incredible tournament.”