There are just 12 days to go to the start of the new season – and now is the perfect time to renew or take out a membership with Worcestershire CCC.

There is a growing excitement as skipper Daryl Mitchell and his side look to regain their County Championship Division One spot at the first attempt.

Kent are the first visitors to New Road from Sunday, April 10 for the opening four-day fixture of 2016.

But there is so much more to look forward to including the NatWest T20 Blast in which the County have been outstanding in reaching the quarter-finals for the past two years.

There are a wide range of categories to suit all categories. A junior membership costs just £25 and it's only £99 for an 18-24 membership.

For an adult club membership, the cost is £204 (£174 for adult country members) and £254 for an adult premium ticket (£224).

In the Elite Lounge in The View, a club membership can be obtained for £400 and an elite membership for £600.

If you are a fan of the Rapids and the T20 Blast, then the Worcestershire season pass is for you, costing £80 and entitling you to watch all seven group matches at New Road.

County supporters would have been impressed with the performances of Worcestershire's 2016 T20 Blast overseas signing Mitchell Santner during the current ICC World T20 in India.

He is here throughout the summer and went into New Zealand's semi-final with England in Delhi today as the competition's joint leading wicket-taker.

And don't forget for certain membership categories, there is a saving of £30 if you switch to paying by direct debit.

There are four easy ways to purchase your membership tickets

1. Fill in a membership application form – available from the ground – and return to Membership Department, Worcestershire County Cricket Club, New Road, Worcester, WR2 4QQ

2. Telephone the Membership Department on 01905 337921 (please note a direct debitcannot be set up via the telephone).

3. Visit the Membership Department on Level One in The View at New Road (open Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm and Friday 9am-4.30pm).

4.Visit www.wccc.co.uk and purchase online.