Five Worcestershire players will spend the 2015-2016 winter months playing grade cricket abroad.

The LV = CC County Championship campaign may only have been completed a fortnight ago but the quintet are heading for warmer climes from October until early March.

Tom Kohler-Cadmore (Penrith Panthers), Tom Fell (Mount Lawley), Alex Hepburn (Willetton Dragons) and George Rhodes (North Canberra Gungahlin) will be playing in Australia.

Rhodes is playing for the side that Worcestershire all-rounder Joe Leach helped to win their first trophy for a decade last winter in the T20 competition.

Australian born Hepburn, who picked up six wickets in two Royal London One-Day Cup appearances, has spent previous winters appearing for Willetton.

Kohler-Cadmore, who signed a new two year deal, had a spell two winters ago playing Down Under for Adelaide University.

Fell will be looking to continue the form that saw him finish as the County's highest scorer in the LV = CC with 1,084 runs.

But the England Lions call-up of Joe Clarke and Ross Whiteley means they will not be returning to play for South Perth and Prospect CC – at least for the first half of the winter.

The fifth Worcestershire player to go abroad this winter, Brett D'Oliveira, will be performing for South Africa side St. Augustine's where his grandfather Basil initially made his name.