Bourne to face Market Deeping on the opening day of the Lincolnshire Premier League season
Cricket leagues are starting to put their plans in place for the coming campaign.
The Lincolnshire Premier League – which features Bourne and Market Deeping – are preparing for a normal 2021 season after a truncated campaign last term due to the coronavirus pandemic.
They are planning to start their new season on Saturday, April 24, with Deeping hosting Bourne in an opening day derby duel at Outgang Road.
Ten teams are again expected to make up the division with league organisers also planning for the return of the Winkworth Cup competition.
The league has a new fixture secretary with Mark Evans taking over from Ann Boulton who is now the league president.
Market Deeping stalwart John McDougall has assumed the role of league treasurer following David Wheatley’s retirement.
Bourne have also entered the National Club Championship this season and face an away tie at league rivals Woodhall Spa in the opening round on Sunday, May 16.
Stamford Town are hoping to finally play their maiden season in the top flight of the Cambs League after Covid-19 saw them opt to take part in a regionalised Hunts League competition last term.
They are due to start their Division One season on Saturday, April 24, while Ufford Park will be playing in Division Two and start their campaign a week later on Saturday, May 1.
Stamford Town also plan to field a second team in Division One of the Hunts League where they will line up alongside Barnack and Burghley Park.
Nassington will play in Division Two with Easton-on-the-Hill and Burghley Park 2nds competing in Division Three.
The Leicestershire League will see Oakham play in the top flight Premier Division with Uppingham in Division One.
Ketton Sports – who will be skippered by Mat Bird this season – will feature in Division Three East with Oakham 2nds in Division Four East and Market Overton in Division Five East.
Uppingham Seconds remain in Division Seven East with Ketton Sports’ second string – under the captaincy on Cristian Durant – in Division Eight East.
Wakerley & Barrowden, Market Overton Seconds and Uppingham Third will all play in Division Nine East.