Shropshire cricket is set to return Wem in 2020 as the club agreed to host a clash against Cambridgeshire in June.

Wem will host the clash on June 14 in the National Counties Cricket Association Trophy, with the county also returning to Wellington, whi9le in north Shropshire, Whitchurch and Oswestry will also host games.

The return of Shropshire cricket to Wem caps off a superb 2019 after the club was promoted to the Birmingham and District League in the summer.

Shropshire secretary Richard Lees said: “We are really pleased that both Wellington and Wem have agreed to host matches. We are looking forward to visiting both clubs.

“It’s really good news that so many different clubs and venues around the county will be hosting our first team matches during 2020. They always do a fantastic job in staging our county games.”

Shropshire’s first competitive match of the new season will be a Twenty20 group clash against Buckinghamshire at High Wycombe on Sunday, April 26, with the first home match in the competition, against Wales, to be played at Wellington the following week, May 3.

Shropshire’s other T20 group matches will be away to Oxfordshire and at home to Berkshire, which will be hosted by Oswestry on May 24.

Four group matches will follow in the 50-over Trophy, beginning with an away game against Norfolk on June 7, with the other fixtures in the competition away to Cheshire and at home to Suffolk, which will be played at Whitchurch on July 5.

Shropshire will play in the second division of the Championship’s Western Division under the new format. Ten teams have been split into two divisions, with promotion and relegation places introduced.

Shropshire’s opening three-day fixture will be at home to Herefordshire, at Shrewsbury, between July 26-28.

The county will also play a home match in the Championship against Cornwall, which will be hosted by Bridgnorth, from August 16-18.

Shropshire’s three-day away matches in the Championship will take them to Bangor to face Wales and finally Devon, which will be played at Sidmouth.

Along with the other clubs in the National Counties Cricket Association, Shropshire will play a 50-over fixture at home to a first-class county, with Derbyshire to provide the opposition in an attractive match at Shifnal on Friday, July 17.