Saltires' final CB40 campaign next season includes two groups of three matches in five days which will give them an opportunity to create genuine momentum.

The Scots bring down the curtain on 33 years of action against county opposition after being excluded from a revamped competition from 2014, and they will be eager to make a better impression than this year when they managed just one win among seven defeats in a rain-affected summer. They open on May 5 away to Hampshire, featuring the former Saltires batsman George Bailey, who is Australia's T20 captain, then entertain Essex for the first time in nine years a week later, before hosting a Bank Holiday double-header against Derbyshire and Surrey on May 26 and 27.

After four away games in June and another at the start of August, the return game against Surrey at the Oval, they conclude their campaign with home games against Durham, Hampshire and Lancashire.

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Saltires 2013 CB40 programme

(all home venues tbc)

May 5 Hampshire v Saltires

May 12 Saltires v Essex

May 26 Saltires v Derbyshire

May 27 Saltires v Surrey

June 2 Essex v Saltires

June 16 Durham v Saltires

June 18 Lancashire v Saltires

June 20 Derbyshire v Saltires August 4 Surrey v Saltires

August 11 Saltires v Durham

August 13 Saltires v Hampshire

August 15 Saltires v Lancashire