Morecambe and Lancaster start with double headers

Morecambe professional Suraj Randiv.
Morecambe professional Suraj Randiv.
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Morecambe and Lancaster kick off their delayed cricket seasons with double headers this weekend.

Northern Premier League clubs voted to put the 2016 campaign back a week due to the recent wet weather meaning sides get their campaigns underway on Saturday. 
Reigning champions Morecambe welcome Penrith to Woodhill Lane for their opening game with Lancaster also on home soil as Netherfield visit Lune Road. Both games are 1pm starts.

Lancaster's Liam Moffat.

Lancaster's Liam Moffat.

On Sunday the district sides are in Royal London National Knockout action with Morecambe hosting Longridge and Lancaster travelling to Oswaldtwistle.

Elsewhere, Torrisholme begin life back in the Palace Shield Premier Division after promotion last year by hosting Freckleton CC at Boundary Meadow on Saturday in a 1.30pm start.

After two years in Division One captain Matt Jackson will hope his side can establish themselves in the top tier with a trip to Garstang to come in the second week of the season.

The Westmorland Cricket League also gets underway on Saturday with Heysham hosting Windermere, Westgate travelling to Ambleside, Warton welcoming Arnside, Carnforth facing Burneside and champions Shireshead visiting Silverdale on the opening day in Division One.