Bournville’s new Avery Fields ground will become a new County Championship venue this season.
The ground, in Sandon Road on the Edgbaston/Bearwood border in Birmingham, was opened earlier this season and includes an artificial grass pitch and smart clubhouse and conference centre.
Following an open bidding process North Midlands have chosen Avery Fields as the venue for their Bill County Championship Shield group match against Notts, Lincs & Derbyshire on May 18.
North Midlands will begin their county campaign against Cumbria at Bromsgrove’s Finstall Park ground on May 4.
Their other pool match will be away to Oxfordshire at a venue to be confirmed on May 11.