GLAMORGAN are considering Newport's Spytty Park as a venue for next year's County Championship encounter with Gloucestershire.

The county's Sophia Gardens home is unavailable for the Division Two clash, which starts on Tuesday, May 14, as it is being used at the World Cup.

Glamorgan are mulling over playing the west country side in Newport after the Newport successfully hosted a one-day encounter with Pakistan A in 2016.

The tourists romped to a 123-run victory when first-class cricket returned to the city for the first time since a washout against Yorkshire in the One-Day League at Rodney Parade in 1990.

The previous year they hosted Gloucestershire in Newport in the Refuge Assurance League with the visitors winning by three wickets

Newport moved to Spytty Park in 1990 and they have regularly staged Glamorgan second XI matches since 1997 as well as Wales Minor County games.

It has also been used by Cardiff MCCU, the Glamorgan and Wales Academy plus Wales age-group teams while Sri Lanka were welcomed in 2013, using the facilities to practice ahead of Champions Trophy fixtures in the capital.

Glamorgan host Northamptonshire in their season opener at Sophia Gardens on Thursday, April 11.