Spalding Town Cricket Club are making plans for their new South Lincs and Border League season
Spalding Town have set their sights on an early start to the new South Lincs and Border League season.
The Premier Division side are expected to get their campaign under way on Saturday, April 10, with a trip to face Skegness.
The South Lincs and Border League season usually starts towards the end of April but, after a truncated campaign last term due to the coronavirus pandemic, clubs are keen to get back in action as soon as possible.
Spalding took part in a shortened league season last term and didn’t play their first competitive match until the middle of July.
Chairman Symon Decamps explained: “It was a very difficult year last season, but we did at least manage as a cricket ‘family’ some quality time around the boundaries, having played both junior and senior matches.
“The current coronavirus restrictions mean we may not get to an indoor net anytime soon, but we are aiming for an early start to what we hope will be a good season.”
Spalding will again line-up in the top flight of the South Lincs and Border League and will face derby duels against Bourne 2nds, Long Sutton, Market Deeping 2nds and Moulton Harrox.
They will continue to play their home matches at the Moulton Seas End Hall ground due to the coronavirus restrictions regarding their use of the facilities at Spalding Grammar School.
Decamps added: “We may still be in the close season, but the club keeps working.
“Having been granted a second season at Seas End Hall, we have invested in the playing surface.
“We have been using the services of Karl Hibbert and Joe Broomfield who have scarified, drilled, loamed and cut the surface which is now beautiful and ready for our early start to the season.
“We shall also be launching a couple of fundraising initiatives to help us to continue to provide quality facilities.”
Spalding will also field a second team in Division One of the South Lincs and Border League.
They face a derby clash away at Billingborough to start their campaign on Saturday, April 17.
A third team will play in Division Two as well this season and begin their campaign on Sunday, April 25, with a trip to Heckington.