It might be the bleak midwinter but the release of the 2019 Northants League Fixtures should give the frustrated cricketer something to warm his festive cockles. The first team, playing for what seems their umpteenth year in division four, begin their campaign at home to the mercurial West Haddon & Guilsborough on April 27. Their first clash with a team new to the league comes on 18 May when we visit relegated Great Oakley. Harlestone are out opponents three weeks later, and the final game before the turn is an exciting-sounding clash with Bold Dragoon, the reverse fixture of which will be the season's denouement on 21 September.
The second team, newly promoted to division seven, debut at Bugbrooke 2nds on May 11. Local derbies against Desborough 2nds are scheduled for 15 June (home) and 17 August (away), and the final game on 7 September sees a visit to Earls Barton 2nds. Fixtures for all divisions are available on the NCL's new website: http://www.nclweb.co.uk/fixturesa.asp?Repyear=2019&Submitall=Search