‘Fingers crossed’ for cricket action


Louis Kimber and Nic Keast scored centuries as Lincs CCC secured Division One standing remaining yr. Copyright: Freelance

Imp County had been attributable to begin out out out their promoting selling promoting selling and promoting promoting selling promoting and selling and promoting and selling and promoting selling and promoting and selling and promoting promoting and selling and promoting selling and promoting promoting selling and promoting and advertising and marketing promoting and advertising and marketing advertising and marketing marketing campaign with T20 motion later this month, in a season which is inclined to be attributable to see them host Durham and play in a new-look league.

Following three straight Jap Division titles, the membership achieved fourth remaining season to protected their place all by means of the mannequin new Jap Division One, following a restructure.

Lincs are attributable to satisfy Staffordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire in Division One this yr, nonetheless query marks defend following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Though the primary NCCA Championship match isn’t pencilled in till July 12’s arrival of Norfolk for a contest at Cleethorpes, there’s not a telling how extended lockdown will proceed.

The ECB have contained contained contained all through the interim postponed all cricket till the exact of May.

That picks the start of Lincolnshire’s NCCA T20 rivals, attributable to begin out out out on April 26, with three further fixtures in May.

The T20 rivals – by which Lincs reached the semi-finals remaining yr earlier to struggling an 11-run defeat at Dorset – is contained contained contained all through the interim postponed, with officers hoping the matches will seemingly be carried out later all by means of the yr.

The primary 50-ball NCCA Trophy contest is about to begin out out out on June 14 with Herefordshire visiting Bracebridge Heath.

“Fingers crossed we’re capable of have some cricket this yr,” Mr Keywood acknowledged.

“It’s a bit like soccer, all of us’s having to stage out at dwelling all via the interim. Nets began in January nonetheless that’s wished to cease.

“There are some good sides in Division One, Staffordshire significantly are an unimaginable aspect.

“Nonetheless no categorical specific categorical specific categorical categorical specific categorical specific particular specific particular person is aware of what’s going on on on on on on on to occur all via the interim.”

Durham are attributable to go to Grantham on Friday, July 17.

Nonetheless that contest, like all others, stays up all by means of the air.

“We’re attributable to host Durham. The Nationwide Counties sides every host a firstclass county,” Mr Keywood added.

“We don’t know what’s going on on on on on on on to occur nonetheless. We now have made some preliminary preparations, nonetheless components are on defend as we don’t must be spending a considerable sum of money as shortly as we don’t know what’s going on on on on on on on to occur.”

Mr Keywood added that the shortage of membership motion, blended with not understanding precisely which competitions will happen, means the prospect of bringing new avid avid avid avid gamers into the aspect this yr stays unknown.



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