CRICKET: New season fixture list released

Caistor 1st Xl who have recorded wins in the George Marshall Cup over Holton le Clay and in the Lincolnshire Premier League at Cleethorpes 2nd:'From the left (rear)-Tim Brown,Tom Boryszczuk,Andy Pearson, Paul Jackson,Paul Dimbleby, Kieran Brooker, Nathan Davis and Jim Parker.'front-Harry Boulton,Liam Wood and Ryan McKitton.
Caistor 1st Xl who have recorded wins in the George Marshall Cup over Holton le Clay and in the Lincolnshire Premier League at Cleethorpes 2nd:'From the left (rear)-Tim Brown,Tom Boryszczuk,Andy Pearson, Paul Jackson,Paul Dimbleby, Kieran Brooker, Nathan Davis and Jim Parker.'front-Harry Boulton,Liam Wood and Ryan McKitton.

In the depth of mid winter it’s hard to believe the local cricket season is just 12 weeks away.

The release of the fixture list by the Lincolnshire County Cricket League provides some interesting tussles as the season gets underway on Saturday April 19.

Caistor Town should be able to start the season well as they will be favourites to beat newly promoted Appleby Frodingham 2nd under new captain Garreth Johnson.

Caistor’s first away game will be the following Saturday when they travel down the A46 to play Cherry Willingham.

The only local side in Division 1 will be Owmby who start their programme on Saturday April 19 with a home game against Scunthorpe Town.

Keelby in Division 2 play Grimsby Town 2nds to start their campaign at the village sports ground on April 26.

Caistor 2nds in the same division start with an away encounter on Saturday April 19.

Market Rasen 2nds start on the 19th at home to Nettleham 2nds in Division 3 where our other local participants are South Kelsey, whose first game at Holton-le-Moor is on April 26 against Normanby Park.

It’s an important season for Brigg Tow,n who after an away game at Broughton 2nds on 19th start their home fixtures on Saturday 26th against East Halton at Brocklesby Park’s delightfully scenic ground.

Brigg have moved from a North Humberside League but their long term future in the Lincolnshire League remains in doubt.