Worcestershire will launch their Second Eleven Championship programme in mid May with an away three-day clash with Northamptonshire.

The county will make the trip to Campbell Park, Milton Keynes for the fixture beginning on May 12.

But Worcestershire have several friendly second eleven matches prior to that date – including six days cricket at New Road.

They will take on visiting Somerset 2nds at the county's headquarters on March 31-April 1 and play host to Middlesex 2nds at the same venue on April 21 for a four-day game.

The first home Second Eleven Championship fixture is against Leicestershire at Kidderminster starting on June 8.

The fixtures have been reorganised this season to try and avoid overlaps with any NatWest T20 Blast matches for which anyone in second team action may be required.

As a result Second Eleven Championship games will often begin on a Monday, followed by a Second Eleven Trophy or T20 match on the Thursday – with the first team T20 Blast matches taking place on Fridays.

The second eleven ended 2014 on a high note with a trio of victories in three-day matches against Middlesex at Radlett, Northants at Kidderminster and Hampshire at New Road.

SECOND ELEVEN FIXTURES 2015

MARCH

25, 26 Loughborough MCCC U F LOUGHBOROUGH UNIV

31, April 1 Somerset F NEW ROAD

APRIL

7, 8 Academy F KIDDERMINSTER

21, 22, 23, 24 Middlesex F NEW ROAD

29 Somerset FT20 TAUNTON VALE

MAY

1 Cardiff MCCU FT20 BROMSGROVE CC

5, 6, 7, 8, Warwickshire F BARNT GREEN

11 Northants T20 CAMPBELL PARK

12, 13, 14 Northants SEC CAMPBELL PARK

19 Unicorns T20 KNYPERSLEY

26, 27, 28 Gloucestershire F CHELTENHAM COLLEGE

JUNE

1, 2, 3 Durham SEC DARLINGTON CC

4 Durham T20 CHESTER LE STREET CC

8, 9, 10 Leicestershire SEC KIDDERMINSTER

11 Leicestershire  T20 KIDDERMINSTER

16, Warwickshire T20 KIDDERMINSTER

22, 23, 24 Yorkshire SEC BARNT GREEN

25 Yorkshire T20 BARNT GREEN

29 Papa New Guinea T20 WORCESTER RGS

JULY

1 Unicorns SET KIDDERMINSTER

2 Durham SET DURHAM

6, 7, 8 Nottinghamshire SEC NOTTS SPORTS CLUB

9 Nottinghamshire SET TRENT COLLEGE

13, 14, 15 MCC Uni SEC WORCESTER RGS

20, 21, 22 Derbyshire SEC WORCESTER RGS

29 Birmingham League TBC AWAY

AUGUST

3, 4, 5 Lancashire SEC SOUTHPORT

6 Lancashire SET OLD TRAFFORD

11 Warwickshire SET OLTON AND WEST WARKS CC

12, 13, 14 Warwickshire SEC WORCESTER RGS

19 North Staffs South Cheshire F AWAY

24, 25 Academy TBC STOURBRIDGE CC

SEPTEMBER

2, 3, 4 Northants-Kent F NORTHAMPTON

14, 15, 16, 17 Hampshire F KIDDERMINSTER