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Tuesday 27 November 2012 Updated: 27/11 10:18
WORCESTERSHIRE face a tough start to the new season as they look to secure promotion and an immediate return to Division One of the LV= County Championship.
Steve Rhodes' side kick off their Division Two campaign on April 10 with a difficult-looking trip to Lancashire who were relegated from the top flight along with Worcestershire last season.
And the Pears will have to wait until Wednesday, May 8 and their four day clash against Leicestershire to make their first appearance at New Road while the redevelopment of the County's headquarters continues.
The excitement and explosive hitting of the Friends Life t20 competition will return to New Road on Friday, June 28 with the visit of Glamorgan before Ashes fever grips the county in July.
Australia arrive at New Road for a four-day warm up game on Wednesday, July 2 ahead of the first Ashes Test.
WORCESTERSHIRE FIXTURES 2013.
Wed 10 - Sat 13 LVCC 2 Lancashire Old Trafford
Wed 17 - Sat 20 LVCC 2 Glamorgan SWALEC Stadium
Wed 24 - Sat 27 LVCC 2 Hampshire Ageas Bowl
Wed 1- Fri 3 UNI Oxford MCCU The Parks
Sun 5 40L Sussex Hove
Wed 8 - Sat 11 LVCC 2 Leicestershire New Road
Sun 12 40L Nottinghamshire New Road
Wed 15 40L Kent Canterbury
Fri 17- Mon 20 LVCC 2 Kent Canterbury
Wed 22 - Sat 25 LVCC 2 Gloucestershire New Road
Sun 26 40L Northamptonshire New Road
Tue 28 - Fri 31 LVCC 2 Essex New Road
Sat 1 40L Warwickshire New Road
Mon 3 40L Netherlands TBC
Wed 5- Sat 8 LVCC 2 Northamptonshire Northampton
Sun 16 40L Netherlands New Road
Thu 20 - Sun 23 LVCC 2 Glamorgan New Road
Mon 24 40L Northamptonshire Northampton
Fri 28 T20 Glamorgan New Road
Sun 30 T20 Gloucestershire Bristol
Tue 2 - Fri 5 TOM Australia New Road
Sun 7 T20 Gloucestershire New Road
Fri 12 T20 Warwickshire New Road
Sun 14 T20 Somerset Taunton
Wed 17 - Sat 20 LVCC 2 Gloucestershire Cheltenham
Sun 21 T20 Northamptonshire New Road
Tue 23 T20 Glamorgan SWALEC Stadium
Fri 26 T20 Warwickshire Edgbaston
Sat 27 T20 Somerset New Road
Tue 30 T20 Northamptonshire Northampton
Fri 2 - Mon 5 LVCC 2 Kent New Road
Sun 11 40L Kent New Road
Tues 13 40L Nottinghamshire Trent Bridge
Thu 15 ODI England U19 v Bangladesh U19 New Road
Fri 16 TOM Bangladesh A New Road
Mon 19 40L Warwickshire Edgbaston
Thu 22 - Sun 25 LVCC 2 Lancashire New Road
Mon 26 40L Sussex New Road
Wed 28 - Sat 31 LVCC 2 Leicestershire Grace Road
Tue 3 - Fri 6 LVCC 2 Essex Chelmsford
Wed 11 - Sat 14 LVCC 2 Hampshire New Road
Tue 24 - Fri 27 LVCC 2 Northamptonshire New Road
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