This Saturday, the 17th of April, the Men's Read Brothers East Anglian Premier League 2021 season will commence with all 12 teams in competitive action for the first time this summer.
The 2019 league champions Frinton on Sea will look to start the defence of their title with a win as they host Great Witchingham at Ashlyns Road.
Swardeston and Sawston & Babraham competed in the final of the EAPL Cup last season - the former coming out on top with an eight-wicket win at Wamil Way. The Norfolk side will be hoping to add more silverware to their trophy cabinet and host Copdock & Old Ipswichian on Saturday.
Sawston & Babraham, who topped the South Group in their debut EAPL campaign last term, travel to Burwell & Exning.
In other fixtures, Sudbury and Cambridge face-off at Friars Street - both are two-time consecutive winners of the EAPL. Mildenhall travel to Saffron Walden and Horsford host Bury St Edmunds, who clinched the title back in 2005 and 2006.
The ECB has issued the latest full guidance for the return of cricket. Please click this link to view: bit.ly/3anW7Ab
There is plenty of work that clubs need to action following the advice in order to ensure compliance.
Also, as a mark of respect, all Read Brothers East Anglian Premier League matches will pause between 14:55-15:40 on Saturday (17th April), to coincide with the funeral of HRH, The Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. Players and Officials will also join the nation for a minute's silence at 15:00.
We wish all of our clubs the very best for the coming season.