The Unicorns will play three of their home matches in this season’s Clydesdale Bank 40 competition at Wormsley.
The Unicorns were one of the success stories of last season’s competition as the team made up of some of the leading Minor Counties, club and university players in the country beat Glamorgan, Sussex and Worcestershire.
They were competitive in most of their matches including August’s meeting with Surrey at Wormsley, the beautiful private ground of the late Paul Getty in a secluded valley in the Chilterns.
Last season the Unicorns took their six matches around the country but having that proved expensive as seating and other facilities had to be hired at each venue.
This year the Unicorns will play Somerset (May 1), Nottinghamshire (May 15) and Glamorgan (August 29) at Wormsley which is managed by former Warwickshire, Derbyshire and England seamer Tim Munton.
The match against Essex will be played in East Anglia at Bury St Edmunds on May 8, Lancashire will again visit Colwyn Bay (July 24) and Gloucestershire will visit Exmouth, which also staged one of last season’s Unicorns matches, on August 14.
The Unicorns will also run an A team in this season’s Second XI Trophy, taking over the fixtures traditionally played by the Minor Counties XI.