THE Worcestershire League begins a new era next month when previously higher-ranked clubs join the action.

Birmingham League changes called for a series of relegations and the start of a Premier Division for the revamped county set-up.

Old Elizabethans, Pershore, Redditch and Astwood Bank are among the clubs joining Worcester in the new top flight.

Bromyard, Colwall, Droitwich Spa and Worcester Nomads help make up Division One.

Second teams of Ombersley, Kidderminster and Bromsgrove play in Division Two alongside the likes of Himbleton.

OEs, Barnards Green and Pershore seconds take on Division Three with opponents including Kempsey, Old Vigornians, Avoncroft, Rushwick and Martley.

The top flight gets under way on April 13 with most of the others following on April 20.

There are now just two divisions in the Birmingham set-up with Kidderminster in Premier One.

Premier Two sees Barnards Green, Bromsgrove and Ombersley competing.

The league starts on April 20 after the first round of the Graham Williamson Trophy on April 13.

Ombersley host Walsall among the trophy fixtures.


Premier Division (April 13): Bewdley v Feckenham; Old Elizabethans v Chaddesley Corbett; Old Hill v Redditch; Pershore v Evesham; Stourport v Stourbridge; Worcester v Astwood Bank.

Division One (April 20): Bredon v Hagley; Bromyard v Burghill, Tillington and Weobley; Colwall v Coombs Wood; Cookley v Pedmore; Oldswinford & Stourbridge Social v Droitwich Spa; Worcester Nomads v Belbroughton.

Division Two (April 20): Enville v Kidderminster; Halesowen v Bromsgrove; Himbleton v Barnt Green; Himley v Brockhampton; Lye v Astwood Bank; Ombersley v Bartestree & Lugwardine.

Division Three (April 20): Kempsey v Old Elizabethans; Old Hill v Old Vigornians; Pershore v Barnards Green; Redditch v Avoncroft; Rushwick v Netherton; Stourbridge v Martley.

Division Four (April 20): Alvechurch & Hopwood v Eastnor; Bewdley v Five Ways Old Edwardians; Bromsgrove v Harborne; Coombs Wood v Astwood Bank; Halesowen v Romsley & Hunnington; Worcester v Stourport.

Division Five (April 20): Claverley v Chaddesley Corbett; Droitwich Spa v Feckenham; Hagley v Hanley Castle & Upton; Malvern v Lye; Netherton v Colwall; West Malvern v Worcester Nomads.

Division Six (April 20): Alveley v Hallow Taverners; Belbroughton v Kidderminster; Harborne v Evesham; Old Vigornians v Oldswinford & Stourbridge Social; Pedmore v Cookley; Stourbridge v Enville.

Division Seven (April 20): Bartestree & Lugwardine v Barnt Green; Cutnall Green v Old Hill ; Highley v Bromsgrove; Himley v Harvington; Kidderminster v Bromyard; Stourport v Rushwick.

Division Eight (April 20): Astwood Bank v Cleobury Mortimer; Avoncroft v Claverley; Birlingham v Wyre Foresters; Burghill, Tillington and Weobley v Kempsey; Eastnor v Alvechurch & Hopwood; Martley v Bredon.

Division Nine (April 20): Droitwich Spa v Alveley; Five Ways Old Edwardians v West Malvern; Old Elizabethans v Himley; Romsley & Hunnington v Stourbridge; Tenbury v Ombersley; Worcester v Himbleton.

Division 10 (May 4): Hallow Taverners v Cookhill; Hanley Castle & Upton v Halesowen; Harborne v Redditch Entaco; Pershore v Hagley; Stone v Malvern.

Division 11 (May 4): Belbroughton v Enville; Bewdley v Old Elizabethans; Chaddesley Corbett v Droitwich Spa; Old Halesonians v Harborne.

Division 12 North (May 11): Cookley v Oldswinford & Stourbridge Social; Enville v Pedmore; Coombs Wood v Himley.

Division 12 South East (May 11): Bredon v Five Ways Old Edwardians; Feckenham v Worcester; Redditch v Evesham.

Division 12 South West (May 11): Barnards Green v Bromyard; Stourport v Rushwick; Tenbury v Worcester Nomads.


Premier Division One (April 20): Barnt Green v Shrewsbury; Kidderminster v Walsall.

Premier Division Two (April 20): Barnards Green v Tamworth; Brockhampton v Himley; Bromsgrove v Halesowen; Oswestry v Ombersley.