CORNWALL will take part in a new T20 competition involving all 20 Minor Counties teams this summer.

There will be four groups of five teams and the winners of each group will compete in a finals day at Wormsley on Sunday, August 26.

In the south west group the Duchy play Devon, Wales MC, Dorset and Wiltshire, with back to back matches against each county on each match day.

In a busy May Bank Holiday weekend Cornwall face Devon at Truro on the Sunday before taking on Wales MC at Newport on Monday. Double headers against Dorset at St Austell on June 3 and Wiltshire at Calne on June 17 follow.

The Unicorns Counties fixtures have also been announced, with the trophy reverting to a straight knock out competition.

Cornwall visit Dorset, on Sunday, April 29 at North Perrott. Should they be successful they face a tough task with a visit to reigning champions Berkshire in the second round.

The winners will be away to Devon, Wiltshire or Wales MC in the quarter-finals, with a home semi-final at stake. The final is again at Wormsley, on Wednesday, August 29.

The knock-out cup and T20 games will all be played in coloured clothing and using white cricket balls.

The Championship remains with the familiar format of six three-day games, but will be played three weeks later than usual, throughout the second half of the season.

After the opening game with Herefordshire at Colwall, at the end of June, Cornwall has three successive home fixtures. Devon, Wiltshire and Cheshire provide the opposition at Werrington, St Austell and Truro respectively.

The campaign is concluded with trips to Banbury to face Oxfordshire and an early September visit to Usk to play Wales MC. The four-day Championship Final is in mid September at Banbury.

Sun 29 April Dorset (KO Cup Round 1) at North Perrott

Sun 6 May Devon (2 xT20 games) at Truro

Mon 7 May Wales MC (2 xT20 games) at Newport

Sun 20 May KO Cup Round 2

Sun 3 June Dorset (2 xT20 games) at St Austell

Sun 10 June KO Cup Quarter Finals

Sun 17 June Wiltshire (2 x T20 games) at Calne

Sun 24 - Tue 26 June Herefordshire at Colwall

Sun 1 July KO Cup Semi-Finals

Sun 8 - Tue 10 July Devon at Werrington

Sun 22 - Tue 24 July Wiltshire at St Austell

Sun 5 - Tue 7 Aug Cheshire at Truro

Sun 19 - Tue 21 Aug Oxfordshire at Banbury

Sun 26 Aug T20 Finals Day (Res Mon 27) at Wormsley

Wed 29 Aug Unicorns Trophy Final (Res Thur 30) at Wormsley

Sun 2 - Tue 4 Sept Wales MC at Usk

Sun 16 – Wed 19 Sept Unicorns Championship Final at Banbury