Worcestershire Seconds have suffered the wash-out of their opening friendly game which formed part of their preparations for the 2019 campaign.

They had been due to visit Somerset from next Monday to play a three-day encounter at Taunton Vale.

But that match has been called off due to the ground being flooded.

The Seconds will now hope to start their warm-up programme against Shropshire in a one-day match at Wrekin College on April 7.

That fixture is set to be followed two days later (April 9) by the now traditional early season game against Worcestershire Academy at Kidderminster.

The Seconds competitive programme will get underway with an away Trophy encounter with Warwickshire on April 18.

The first home game in the 50 over competition will be against Leicestershire at RGS Worcester five days later.

The Championship campaign will start away to Lancashire at the end of April with the first home match in the three-day competition being staged at Barnt Green versus local rivals Warwickshire.

The Bears will also provide the Seconds with their first action in the T20 tournament at Stourport on June 6.