Wickets pitched for new cricket season

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NOSTELL St Oswald start their Pontefract League Division 1 campaign with a trip to face Rothwell on Saturday.

The Garmill Lane club enjoyed promotion from Division 2 last season and will be hoping to hit the ground running in the season opener.

Frickley Colliery start off with a tough trip to Old Sharlston in the top flight and will also be hoping for a winning start.

Colliery had a season to forget in the league last term and will be hoping for an improvement in 2011.

Hemsworth MW celebrate their promotion to Division 2 with a visit to Hatfield Town on Saturday, while neighbours South Kirkby are at Wombwell Main.

Frickley’s 2nd XI entertain Thurnscoe Institute in Division 3, while Division 4 sees South Kirkby 2nds hosting Upper Haugh and Ryhill and Havercroft visiting Stainborough.

In Division 7, Hemsworth MW are at home to Pollington, and there’s home advantage for Ryhill and Havercroft against Peglers in Division 8.

Wickets pitched in all matches at 1.30pm.

See this week’s Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express for all the latest news from around the area.