Tuesday, January 29th, 2019


Worcestershire CCC will be in action against three other first class counties in a mixture of limited overs and red ball cricket during their two week pre-season tour of Abu Dhabi.

The County, who fly out on March 6, will be taking part in a trio of 50 over matches against Somerset, Essex and local rivals Warwickshire.

The games will form part of their preparations for the Royal London One-Day Cup group games which have been brought forward to earlier in the season for 2019.

Worcestershire, semi-finalists for the past two seasons, face Lancashire at Emirates Old Trafford on April 17 in their opening RLC fixture.

They will also do battle with Essex in a two day red ball game in the UAE as they look to hone their skills for the opening Specsavers County Championship match against Leicestershire at the Fischer County Ground starting on April 11.

In addition to the competitive action, Worcestershire will have five days of warm weather training before returning to the United Kingdom on March 20.

The full schedule for the Abu Dhabi trip in March is:

Wednesday 6th – Travelling to Abu Dhabi

Thursday 7th – Arrive in Abu Dhabi

Friday 8th – Training Day

Saturday 9th – Training Day

Sunday 10th – Training Day

Monday 11th – Day Off

Tuesday 12th – 50 Over vs Somerset CCC

Wednesday 13th – 50 Over vs Essex CCC

Thursday 14th – Training Day

Friday 15th – Day Off

Saturday 16th – 50 Over vs Warwickshire CCC

Sunday 17th – Training Day

Monday 18th – 2 Day Red Ball vs Essex

Tuesday 19th – 2 Day Red Ball vs Essex

Wednesday 20th – Travelling back to the UK