With Brigg suffering a further unseasonal Spring snow shower yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, April 6) and cold weather continuing today, we received an email reminder this morning that the 2021 cricket season will soon be starting for hardy souls in their thick white jumpers!
The Lincolnshire County Cricket League in which Brigg Town, Hibaldstow and two Broughton teams take part will get underway on Saturday April 17, weather permitting, with a full set of Premier Division fixtures and half-a-dozen in the lower leagues.
This is the scheduled start date for the 2021 season and comes just after the Government's lifting of Coronavirus emergency restrictions on team sports.
Only one of our four local sides will be in action on April 17 - Broughton 2nds hosting Grimsby Town 2nds at the Scawby Road ground in a Division Two clash (1.30pm start).
Broughton's first team and Hibaldstow will be playing in Division One, with Brigg Town in Division Three (home games at the Recreation Ground, off Wrawby Road).
Last year's Lincs League programme was unable to start on time in mid-April because of the Covid-19 emergency and the initial lockdown. No play was possible in May, June or July.
But during August and early September a specially-arranged competition replaced the scheduled league fixtures. So the season was not a total loss.
Brigg Blog will be previewing games and reporting on matches involving our four local sides until the 2021 season ends in September.
PICTURED: Yesterday afternoon's April snow shower in Brigg and cricket being played by the Town club at the Rec Ground (pre-Covid).