Warwickshire will head to Sudbrook Cricket Club to face Wales National County on Sunday 30 July (11am start).

Each of the 18 First Class Counties will continue to play a match against a National County ahead of the One-Day Cup with the Bears heading west five days before their opening fixture at Somerset.

In 2021, Warwickshire’s match against Cheshire was cancelled due to COVID, but the Bears visited Chester Boughton Hall last year, securing an emphatic 107-run victory.

A South East Wales Cricket League member, Sudbrook, who formed in the 1860s, are based in Caldicot and play their matches at Mill Lane.

Having previously played at Glamorgan, who they beat in 2021, the last two years, the Welsh outfit are excited to add the clash to other hosted matches such as a testimonial for Glamorgan legend Steve James, Wales County Age Group, Wales over-50s and Glamorgan Second XI fixtures.

“We’re really looking forward to the fixture,” said Andrew Palmer, Cricket Section Chairman of Sudbrook. “This is a superb opportunity to showcase our ground and facilities at a top level and to invite the local and surrounding communities to enjoy a day of top quality cricket.”

Cricket Wales Head of Talent Pathway Matt Dando-Thompson added: We’re delighted that Sudbrook have agreed to host the showcase game this season. We know the lengths host clubs go to for a game of this profile and we’re really grateful for them putting their hands up when asked.

“Sudbrook have a proven track record in terms of the quality of the pitch and ground infrastructure and it also enables us to bring high quality cricket to another part of Wales the national county haven’t been in recent times.

“We hope the game will attract a strong local crowd and also appeal to Warwickshire’s followers who won’t have to come too far. It will be an intriguing encounter for sure and we look forward to welcoming Warwickshire for a memorable day.”

Admission for the game will be FREE of charge with limited parking available on site.

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