GLAMORGAN will play two Royal London Cup games at Spytty Park in 2020 following the successful return of County Championship cricket to Newport earlier this year.

The home of Newport Cricket Club hosts Glamorgan’s one-day matches against Yorkshire on Friday, July 31 and Nottinghamshire on Sunday, August 2.

Glamorgan salvaged a draw with Gloucestershire in May as Newport hosted a County Championship fixture for the first time in more than 50 years.

The last time the Welsh side played a one-day game against a county rival was Glamorgan’s final outing at Rodney Parade in June 1990, coincidentally against Yorkshire.

Sadly, the heavens opened and the encounter was washed out without a ball being bowled.

Spytty Park will also host a Royal London Cup warm-up for Glamorgan next year as Matthew Maynard’s men take on the Wales Minor Counties side.

Glamorgan open their 2020 County Championship season with the visit of Middlesex to Sophia Gardens, while Welsh Fire play Oval Invincibles at the Kia Oval in the first The Hundred match.

That clash on Friday, July 17 precedes the Cardiff-based franchise’s first home fixture, against Southern Brave, on Sunday, July 19.

Welsh Fire women’s team will play their first home match at Sophia Gardens against Birmingham Phoenix on Tuesday, July 28 as a double-header with the men.

A feature of the first-class schedule will see five of Glamorgan’s home championship games taking place on at least one day of the weekend.

Glamorgan host Durham at Swansea on June 28 and Nottinghamshire at Colwyn Bay on August 23.

Chief executive Hugh Morris said: “It’s looking like another exciting summer of cricket with some blockbuster fixtures scheduled throughout the season.

“We will once again be taking matches across Wales, which shows our commitment to growing the game and introducing new audiences to cricket.

“Next year will also see the introduction of The Hundred and we are delighted to host Welsh Fire with supporters able to watch some of the world’s best cricketers in action right here in Cardiff in the peak of summer.”

Glamorgan narrowly missed out on promotion to Division One of the County Championship last season and have been boosted by confirmation Australia batsman Marnus Labuschagne will return next summer.

The right-hander scored 1,000 championship runs last summer and scored his debut Test century in Brisbane this week against Pakistan to ensure he will be a major crowd puller.

Glamorgan start their Vitality Blast campaign with a trip to champions Essex Eagles on Friday, May 29.

Their first home match of the T20 competition is against Surrey two days later with home Friday night matches against Somerset (June 12) and Gloucestershire (June 19).

The Royal London Cup will be played in the school holidays, from July 22-August 9, and starts with a trip to Derbyshire Falcons.