The North West Warriors face a tough interpro opener as they make the long trek to Wicklow to take on Leinster Lightning in a three-day encounter.

That game against the reigning champions takes place from May 1-3 at Oakhill, with the first-class fixture being used as an ideal warm-up for the Test match the following week.

The Warriors then switch to T20 mode, facing the Knights at Carrickfergus on May 18th, followed by a home encounter with Munster at Eglinton the following week.

Stormont is the venue for their first 50-over game of the season on May 28th, before a T20 contest on June 8th against Lightning at Bready.

Lightning are also the opponents on four successive days at they go to Eglinton for a 50-over match on June 19th, followed by their three-day Championship clash at Bready from June 20-22.

The Warriors are on the road to Comber to face Knights in their Championship match from July 2-4, before heading to Dublin for the culmination of the T20 event.

Angelsea Road in Pembroke hosts the T20 jamboree over the weekend of July 6-8.

The Knights then visit the NW, playing a  50-over game on the 16th, followed by their championship game at Bready from 17th-19th.

There then is a 52-day gap between that match and the Warriors final game of the year - an away day trip  to Rathmines to take on Lightning in the last 50 over encounter.

WARRIORS INTERPRO FIXTURES

  • Leinster Lightning v NW Warriors (Championship, May 1-3, Oakhill)
  • Northern Knights v NW Warriors (T20, May 18, Carrickfergus)
  • NW Warriors v Munster Reds (T20, May 25, Eglinton)
  • Northern Knights v NW Warriors (50-over, May 28, Stormont)
  • NW Warriors v Leinster Lightning (T20, June 8th, Bready)
  • NW Warriors v Leinster Lightning (50-overs, June 19th, Eglinton)
  • NW Warriors v Leinster Lightning (Championship, June 20-22, Bready)
  • Northern Knights v NW Warriors (Championship, July 2-4, Comber)
  • T20 Festival at Pembroke, July 6-8
  • NW Warriors v Northern Knights (50-over, July 16, Eglinton)
  • NW Warriors v Northern Knights (Championship, July 17-19)
  • Leinster Lightning v NW Warriors (50-over, September 9, Rathmines)