Oxfordshire will return to Aston Rowant for a Minor Counties Championship fixture for the first time in 15 years this summer.

The county, under new new captain Luke Ryan, take on Herefordshire at the Butts Way ground from August 4-6.

It will be the first Championship match at the venue since August 1998 when Herefordshire were also the visitors.

Rowant come onto the home schedule in place of Challow & Childrey, who will, however, still stage one of Oxon’s MCCA KO Trophy games, against Cornwall on May 26.

Banbury and Great & Little Tew are Oxon’s other home venues for the Championship matches against Cheshire from June 9-11 and Shropshire from July 7-9.

Oxfordshire’s other home game in the MCCA KO Trophy will be at Bicester & North Oxford when Bedfordshire visit on May 5.



Western Division

June 9-11 v Cheshire (Great & Little Tew); June 23-25 v Cornwall (Truro); July 7-9 v Shropshire (Banbury); July 21-23 v Wales (Abergavenny); Aug 4-6 v Herefordshire (Aston Rowant); Aug 18-20 v Devon (Sidmouth).


Group 1

April 21 v Devon (Bovey Tracey); May 5 v Bedfordshire (Bicester & North Oxford); May 19 v Hertfordshire (Radlett); May 26 v Cornwall (Challow & Childrey).


April 14 v Bucks (Aston Rowant).