Thursday, May 23, 2019
BRIGG AREA CRICKET FANS CAN ENJOY TWENTY20 COUNTY MATCHES
Cricket followers living in Brigg and district won't have to travel far, or wait long, to watch county Twenty20 action this season.
Lincolnshire County Cricket Club, which has members who live in our area, will be playing Staffordshire on Sunday, June 9 at Scunthorpe Town's ground.
There will be two matches in this exciting, run-packed short format - starting at 11am and 2.30pm.
Scunthorpe Town's fine ground - with licensed bar - is located off Ashby Road, which is on the bus route from Brigg and Broughton.
If you want to give the bar a miss, the ground has car parking available. Turn left off the A18 at the Queensway pub; the ground not far away on the left.
Traditionally, Lincolnshire play a three-day Minor Counties Championship match in the north of the historic county every season.
This year's will begin at Cleethorpes' Chichester Road ground on Sunday, July 21 at 11am.
Suffolk will be visiting this well-appointed venue, with bar, near the seafront (turn right when you reach the leisure centre).
Work permitting, Brigg Blog will be in attendance for one of the days, along with many other cricket-lovers from our district.
The ground is within walking distance of the railway station and you can break your journey with breakfast at one of the seafront cafes. Ample car parking is available at the match venue.
Barton Town's Marsh Lane ground - very well tended by groundsman Andrew Tester - has been given a county game. Lincolnshire's Development XI will be playing Staffordshire Development on Thursday, July 18 (11am start).