WORCESTERSHIRE have been drawn at home to holders Gloucestershire in the third round of next season's NatWest Trophy.

The tie will be staged at New Road on Wednesday, June 21.

Gloucestershire beat Somerset in last season's final at Lord's.

The Worcestershire Cricket Board will launch their Trophy campaign next year with a home first round tie against their Kent counterparts.

If successful they will be away to Warwickshire Cricket Board, the winners then entertaining Hampshire.

Herefordshire also open up with a home tie in round one by entertaining Sussex Cricket Board. The winners will be home to Berkshire in the next round with the victors from that game then facing a home clash with Durham.

First round matches are to be played on Tuesday, May 2, with the second round scheduled for Tuesday, May 16.