It's a Happy New Year to all members and supporters – and what a mouth-watering 12 months it is to look forward to.

The 2016 season promises to be an exciting time as skipper Daryl Mitchell and his players strive to regain their County Championship Division One status at the first attempt.

The young squad assembled by Director of Cricket Steve Rhodes again showed plenty of potential last summer and came so close to retaining their top flight position.

And importantly many of the players at New Road showed their faith in the club by signing new long term contracts.

There is also the prospect of another exciting NatWest T20 Blast campaign as the Rapids strive to build on three quarter-final appearances in the last four seasons.

All the players and coaches would relish securing a first ever appearance at finals day in August.

But in the meantime everyone at Worcestershire County Cricket Club hopes you saviour and enjoy the next 12 months.