WORCESTERSHIRE will launch their 2020 County Championship campaign at Lord’s in a new look to the schedule next summer.

The County will take on Middlesex from Sunday, April 12, having tasted their first action with a three-day match at Loughborough MCCU earlier in the week.

The first home Championship fixture will get under way at Blackfinch New Road from Saturday, April 25, against Sussex and the opening 12 rounds of fixtures will feature at least one weekend day.

Worcestershire are also staging a prestigious Tour Match with the West Indies being welcomed to Blackfinch New Road in a four-day fixture from Thursday, May 28.

The Vitality Blast will take centre stage from the start of June until mid-July.

Rapids will launch their bid to reach a third successive finals day at home to Northamptonshire Steelbacks on June 2.

The eagerly-awaited derby against Birmingham Bears will take place at Blackfinch New Road on June 19 with the return encounter at Edgbaston on July 10.

Worcestershire will be in home action on three Fridays and three Sundays plus one Tuesday for the Vitality Blast Campaign.

From the middle of July it will be the Royal London Cup which forms the bulk of the action with the competition being staged during the school holidays.

The first home game in the 50-over competition will be against Sussex Sharks on July 26 and Rapids will be bidding to reach the knockout stages for a fifth year on the trot.

Tickets for all Worcestershire home fixtures will go on sale from 9am on Thursday.


April 7 Loughborough MCCU v Worcestershire UNI

April 12 Middlesex v Worcestershire CC2

April 25 Worcestershire v Sussex CC2

May 1 Glamorgan v Worcestershire CC2

May 8 Leicestershire v Worcestershire CC2

May 15 Worcestershire v Middlesex CC2

May 22 Worcestershire v Nottinghamshire CC2

May 28 Worcestershire v West Indies TOM4

June 2 Worcestershire v Northamptonshire T20

June 4 Nottinghamshire v Worcestershire T20

June 5 Leicestershire v Worcestershire T20

June 7 Worcestershire v Yorkshire T20

June 11 Northamptonshire v Worcestershire T20

June 12 Worcestershire v Nottinghamshire T20

June 14 Derbyshire v Worcestershire CC2

June 19 Worcestershire v Birmingham Bears T20

June 21 Worcestershire v Leicestershire T20

June 25 Derbyshire v Worcestershire T20

June 26 Yorkshire v Worcestershire T20

June 28 Nottinghamshire v Worcestershire CC2

July 2 Lancashire v Worcestershire T20

July 3 Worcestershire v Durham T20

July 5 Worcestershire v Durham CC2

July 10 Birmingham Bears v Worcestershire T20

July 12 Worcestershire v Lancashire T20

July 17 Herefordshire v Worcestershire NC

July 19 Hampshire v Worcestershire 50L

July 22 Essex v Worcestershire 50L

July 26 Worcestershire v Sussex 50L

July 29 Lancashire v Worcestershire 50L

July 31 Worcestershire v Middlesex 50L

August 2 Worcestershire v Kent 50L

August 4 Gloucestershire v Worcestershire 50L

August 6 Worcestershire v Durham 50L

August 23 Sussex v Worcestershire CC2

August 29 Worcestershire v Leicestershire CC2

September 8 Worcestershire v Derbyshire CC2

September 14 Durham v Worcestershire CC2

September 22 Worcestershire v Glamorgan CC2

UNI v Universities; CC2 County Championship Division Two; T20 Vitality Blast; 50L Royal London Cup; TOM4 4-Day Tourist; NC v National County.