Worcestershire Seconds will return to competitive action this week with two away matches with Leicestershire.

They will do battle in a Second Eleven Trophy clash at Grace Road tomorrow (11am) start.

The two sides will then meet in a three day Second Eleven Championship match at Lutterworth beginning on Wednesday (11am).

Gareth Andrew will skipper the side and play purely as a batsman while he continues his rehabilitation from a back problem.

Opening batsman Matt Pardoe is included in the squad after being replaced by Richard Oliver in the Worcestershire side for the current LV = County Championship match with Glamorgan at New Road.

It is the start of a busy period for the Seconds who will also take on Lancashire, Yorkshire, MCC Young Cricketers and Durham in Trophy and Championship fixtures before the end of July.

Worcestershire: Pardoe, Clarke, Twohig, Choudhry, Andrew, MacVicar, Hepburn, Rhodes, Russell, Cessford, Whiles.