The countdown to the 2015 season is well and truly underway and it's now just 75 days to the opening LV = County Championship fixture against Yorkshire at New Road.

The 2014 Division One champions will visit skipper Daryl Mitchell's newly promoted side for a match getting underway on Sunday, April 12.

It might still be winter but that eagerly awaited encounter is just four more days in January, 28 in February, 31 in March and 12 in April away.

It is a mouth-watering opener to Worcestershire's 150th Anniversary Year.

Yorkshire overcame the absence of several players to England duty to lift the title while Worcestershire defied pre-season bookmakers odds of 33-1 to be promoted.

Some of those players are again likely to be absent – including our own Moeen Ali – given that the fixture overlaps with England's tour of the West Indies during April.

But it will offer home fans the opportunity to see new signing, batsman Alex Gidman from Gloucestershire, make his debut for Worcestershire.

And now is the perfect time to renew or take out a new membership for as little as £4.34* per day.

The good news is members can enjoy the entire season for just £204 if purchased by direct debit before 31st January 2015.

At £204, premium membership is now cheaper than it was for the 2014 season if purchased from February onwards!

Worcestershire CCC commercial director Jon Graham said: "When you think of the cost of football or rugby now, for a fraction of the cost people can come to New Road for the equivalent of less than £4.50 a day and see the best young talent this country is producing in the top flight of first class cricket.

"From a playing perspective, what better time than when we're in Division One, four days against Warwickshire, four days against New Zealand, Yorkshire, Somerset, there’s a lot to look forward to this summer."

*Based on 47 days of cricket when purchasing premium membership by direct debit before January 31 2015.