Cricket
Worcestershire face tough start to new campaign

Tuesday 27 November 2012 Updated: 29/11 16:32

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.

APRIL

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

MAY

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

JUNE

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

JULY

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

AUGUST

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

SEPTEMBER

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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