Diss, Old Buckenham and Garboldisham will face each other in Norfolk Cricket Board competition
Diss will not be at full strength, but the club is gearing up for some organised and competitive cricket – starting this weekend.
It was late last month that the Norfolk Cricket Alliance (NCA) and Norfolk Cricket League (NCL) – in conjunction with the Norfolk Cricket Board (NCB) – took the decision to abandon the 2020 season due to the delay caused by Covid-19.
However, the game was recently given the government green light to resume play, and the NCB has reacted by putting together a tournament.
A total of 102 teams have been split into 17 groups of six, with Diss placed alongside Old Buckenham, Garboldisham, Acle, Brooke and Norwich.
The sides will play each other once, with the top teams having the chance to go into a play-off on August 29 if they wish to do so.
With some players opting not to play, the Diss XI will include some second-team members, but the club is nevertheless thankful to the hard work of the NCB.
“It is really good to have some organised fixtures instead of having to find our own friendlies,” said chairman Douglas Young.
“It is a totally new competition and the NCB have pulled out all the stops. They have done a superb job, especially because they had three days to get it sorted once all the responses from the clubs had been received.”
Diss are away to Brooke tomorrow, Old Buckenham head to Norwich and Garboldisham host Acle (all 1pm).