OXFORDSHIRE will see the strength of their squad this weekend, says chairman Chris Clements as they play their first fixture since the National Counties T20 win.

Oxon beat Cambridgeshire at Tring CC on Sunday, to seal their second national title in just over eight months.

In their first fixture following that victory, Oxon make the trip to Eastnor tomorrow, in Group One of the NCCA Trophy.

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Looking ahead to the challenge against Herefordshire, Clements said making best use of the full squad will be essential.

He said: “We’re still in white ball cricket which involves a certain type of player, different to T20 cricket.

“The team we’ve picked for the weekend is still a strong team, we’re using the rest of the squad which is wholly appropriate.

“The season will start to become quite wearing – the concept of using a squad has never been so important.

“A large squad is really necessary.”

Clements cautioned that the players do not become cocky in light of the T20 victory.

“On Sunday, we’re travelling on the day and that’s tough,” he said.

“Players will be playing for their club the day before, so that has to be factored in too.

“I’d like to think we’ll be confident – the level of confidence has to be right though.

“T20 cricket is very different, it’s something you have to mentally adjust to, and that can be difficult.”