Worcestershire CCC will stage their 2015 annual general meeting in the Graeme Hick Pavilion this evening, starting at 7pm.

The AGM has previously tended to be held a month or so earlier in the midde of February.

But the decision to change the end of Worcestershire's financial year from September 30 to December 31 has led to the revised date to allow additional time for the club's accounts to be prepared.

Tonight's meeting will see former club chairman John Elliott stand down as club president after two years and Lord Mervyn King, as president elect, will take over the role.

The AGM will also see the ratification of Stephen Taylor as Worcestershire's new chairman in place of Martyn 'Percy' Price who has stood down after the maximum eight year term in the role.

Chief executive David Leatherdale said: "Hopefully with the AGM being closer to the start of the cricket season, people will be more available to attend as opposed to the cold, winter nights of February although the meetings are always well attended.

"The president and president elect will be at the meeting so John Elliott as president will step down at the meeting and Mervyn King as the president elect will take over.

"As well, there will be the ratification of the chairman (Stephen Taylor) and other board members."